Intercultural Studies 4A: Problems in Multi-culturalism

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intercultural Studies 4A: Problems in Multi-culturalism

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Intercultural Development, Multicultural Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The purpose of this module is to analyse the challenges and opportunities that multiculturalism has generated in Ireland over the past two decades. This will be done through an in-depth study of the various theories of integration as well as of the issues arising, such as cultural diversity, racism and policy-making. Close attention will be paid to particular groups, such as travelers, Eastern European migrants and asylum seekers. Students are expected to attend lectures/seminars and to pursue substantial independent reading and research. Experiences of migration in other contexts (e.g. France, Germany, Spain) will also be looked at in order to draw comparisons between the different models of integration adopted by such countries.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify recurrent issues relating to the experience of cultural and ethnic diversity
    2. Identify the main features which make up multicultural policy
    3. Assess the impact of national history and identity on attitudes to difference
    4. Carry out case studies on specific ethnic minority groups
    5. Analyse the various theories of integration and their application in different European contexts

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