IMMIGRATION AND THE CITY
2013/2014, Semester 1
University Scholars Programme (University Scholars Programme)
Modular Credits: 4
In this course we will investigate and analyse key conceptual and theoretical ways of examining the relationships between immigration and the city through readings on migration processes and theories, the conceptualization of places such as immigrant enclaves, immigrant identity, immigrant entrepreneurship, the gendered nature of some immigrant flows and the mutual influence of immigrants and urban landscapes and cultures. Readings in this seminar will draw from research by geographers, anthropologists, sociologists and economists. We will learn how geographers conduct research and also conduct research on immigration and its effects in Singapore, using data available from archival sources, the Singapore government and information gathered by students.
Not applicable to USP First-Tier modules. USP Advanced modules (Course-Based Modules, CBMs) may state general pre-requisite skills/knowledge. Prerequisites should not make reference to NUS modules.
Not applicable to USP modules.
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