GEET 202 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Multiculturalism and Globalization
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEET 202
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives By the end of this course, the students are expected to be able to identify and understand the main aspects and developments regarding the politics of multiculturalism in the global society of the modern national states.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To be able to understand the basic concepts that the course builds on: political modernity; the modern state; national sovereignty; dominant and minority identity; multiculturalism; globalisation; etc
  • To be able to understand the relation between modern national sovereignties, cultural diversity and the phenomenon of globalisation in the world
  • To be able to understand the emergence of politics of multiculturalism in the world
  • To be able to explain the main examples of multicultural regimes in the world
  • To be able to explain the politics of human and minority rights within the context of multiculturalism
  • To be able to understand the complex and changing nature of culture in modernity
Course Content The course is designed as to enlarge the student’s general culture with notions fundamental for the peaceful cohabitation of various cultures in the modern global world. This is a matter of particular importance following two World Wars and many other subsequent conflicts around the world, in which identity has played a central role. The students are expected (1) to read the assignments, (2) get involved in the debates (seminars) on the course themes and produce presentations on those themes, (3) internalise analytically the information provided throughout the course and in the academic bibliography, and (4) produce coherent answers to relevant questions in the midterm and final exams (take-home exams).

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction Syllabus and course bibliography. Summary presentation of the course
2 Making sense of the world’s cultural diversity C.A. Torres. Democracy, Education, and Multiculturalism. 1998. Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. Chapter 1.
3 The state and education Torres, Chapter 2
4 Globalization Torres, Chapter 3
5 Citizenship Torres, Chapter 4
6 Democracy and Multiculturalism Torres, Chapter 5&6
7 Midterm Exam I
8 Multicultural Citizenship Torres, Chapter 7
9 Multiculturalism in the 21st Century T. Madood. Multiculturalism. 2007. London. Polity Press. Chapter 1.
10 Liberalism Madood, Chapter 2.
11 Equality Madood, Chapter 3
12 Essentialism and Multiculturalism Madood, Chapter 5
13 Midterm Exam II
14 Secularism Madood, Chapter 4
15 Religion and Multiculturalism Madood, Chapter 4
16 Review

 

Course Textbooks
References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
60
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
3
70
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
10
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
16
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
    Total
130

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to scientifically examine concepts and ideas in the field of sociology; to be able to interpret and evaluate data.
2 To be able to define classical and contemporary theories in sociology; to be able to identify the differences and similarities among those theories and to be able to evaluate them.
3 To be able to critically use the knowledge acquired in the field of sociology
4 To be able to plan and conduct, individually or as a member of a team, an entire sociological research process with the knowledge of methodological requirements of the field.
5 To be able to identify and evaluate local, regional and global issues and problems.
6 To be able to share their ideas and solutions supplemented by qualitative and quantitative data in written and oral forms.
7 To be able to make use of other disciplines related to sociology and to have core knowledge related to those disciplines.
8 To be able to follow developments in sociology and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
9 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To have social and scholarly values and ethical principles during the collection and interpretation of data for implementation, publication, dissemination, and maintenance
12 To acquire life long learning abilities that will enable the socially responsible application of knowledge based on their field of study to their professional and everyday lives.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest