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EMM225_1

Controversies over Multiculturalism

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


Almost all modern states face dimensions of multiculturality, even if they are far from endorsing multiculturalism as a policy agenda or official ideology. They have to deal with conflicting claims of groups of people with identities and identity-conferring practices that are different from those of the dominating majorities. Students will do a systematic review of controversies over multiculturalism and then concentrate on some key points. Attention will also be turned to the critics of multiculturalism from three different perspectives: western mainstream feminism, conservativism and traditionalism, and liberal orthodoxy.
Academic in charge:
Dr. Marina Lucsic-Hacin (UNG)

Learning outcome

Students will have acquired:
- In-depth knowledge about theories on migration (a) and intercultural relations/multiculturalism (b) and the ability to contextualize them in related fields
- Knowledge of and sensitivity for power relations as reflected in culturalism, racism or nationalism,
- solid knowledge on concepts of multiculturalism, and develop a critical theoretical apparatus while dealing with various critiques and defences of it
- knowledge of crucial and urgent problems of the contemporary world - growing cultural complexity and new expectations of social justice in relation to this phenomenon,
- an understanding of identity formation,

Contents

5. Controversies over Multiculturalism (6 ECTS)
Almost all modern states face dimensions of multiculturality, even if they are far from endorsing multiculturalism as a policy agenda or official ideology. They have to deal with conflicting claims of groups of people with identities and identity-conferring practices that are different from those of the dominating majorities. Students will do a systematic review of controversies over multiculturalism and then concentrate on some key points. Attention will also be turned to the critics of multiculturalism from three different perspectives: western mainstream feminism, conservativism and traditionalism, and liberal orthodoxy.
Academic in charge: Marina Lucsic-Hacin (UNG)

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Final paper1/1 A - F
Assignments
- attendance and active participation,
- reflection pages, abstracts
- final paper (20 pages)

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Ketil Fred Hansen

Method of work

Workload
180 hrs
contact hours: 30 hrs
independent studies: 90 hrs
assignments: weekly assignments 30 hrs
paper 30 hrs
Forms of learning and teaching: lectures, seminars, working groups, tutorials, independent studies

Open to

European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations

Literature

Literature is published about 14 days before registration for the course opens


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 19.02.2020

History