HST262 Historical Sociology: Migration and Human Relocation (8)

This subject examines the various historical and contemporary forces that cause people to migrate and relocate. Topics covered include colonialism and imperialism, the mass migration of the post war years, refugee movements caused by war and civil conflict, other forms of forced displacement, including human trafficking, and those seeking political or religious asylum. As an example of historical sociology the subject is interdisciplinary in nature.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify different causes for migration and human relocation and situate these in space and time;
  • be able to articulate the main principles of historical sociology;
  • be able to critically analyse historical source material;
  • be able to interrogate the interpretative differences in secondary sources; and
  • be able to apply competent research and writing skills to a significant topic relevant to the subject matter.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • What is historical sociology
  • Source analysis and historical interpretation
  • Colonialism and imperialism
  • Mass migration of the post war years
  • Refugee movements caused by war and civil conflict
  • Other forms of forced displacement, including human trafficking
  • Political and/or religious asylum

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.