Race, Ethnicity and Migration

SOC20013 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or Teaching Period

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 HOL Study Period 3

1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

30 Aug 21 - 28 Nov 21

21 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
12 Sep 21

20 Sep 21

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Oct 21


50 Credit Points



Aims and objectives

This unit explores sociological theories and research on race, ethnicity and migration. Students examine current debates around migration, refugees, racism and diversity, and compare experiences of these issues in nations around the globe. Students will also have the opportunity to apply sociological theories to personal and family experiences.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically analyse contemporary debates around migration, race, ethnicity and multiculturalism.
2. Identify and differentiate between the major theories of migration, race and ethnicity utilised in current debates
3. Apply concepts from sociological theories of migration to experiences of migration
4. Use sociological theory to analyse racial and ethnic relations and identify formations in Australia and overseas

Courses with unit

BA-ARTSPROF Bachelor of Arts (Professional)
BA-ART3 Bachelor of Arts
BB-ARTBUS1 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
BB-ARTSC Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
BB-LAWART Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts
BA-BEHS2 Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (OUA)