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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



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

Sist oppdatert: 26.06.2019