Diversity 2 - Diversity is About Thinking Beyond Boundaries

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Diversity 2 - Diversity is About Thinking Beyond Boundaries

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Ethnic Studies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Diversity 1

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    This course is part of the Faculty Programme Social Sciences for Society. The course complements Diversity 1, and aims to enable students to conduct theoretical analysis and to apply theoretical knowledge to concrete issues.

    Learning objectives
    Knowledge and understanding.
    The student has acquired knowledge and understanding of:
    (1) the development of diversity as a concept and the context(s) in which diversity is analysed and addressed;
    (2) the various dimensions of diversity with regard to monodisciplinary and interdisciplinary focal points, and
    (3) in a range of contexts: individual, institutional, organizational, political, and policy-related.

    Application. The student has acquired the competences to:
    (4) explore social emancipation processes and policy interventions, their possible advantages and disadvantages, and the circumstances in which they thrive or founder: affirmative action, group rights/privileges, material support, decentralization/self-regulation;
    (5) see and analyse diversity in global perspective, including in the framework of human rights, development aid/cooperation, and multinational connections (networks, organizations, multinationals.

    Having completed the course Diversity 1, in this second course we will first zoom out and look at theoretical interpretation. This course provides in-depth study and theoretical frameworks (theoretical concretization) to enable the student to see (and position) diversity in a broader context and to reflect on the various questions that arise as we examine the development of diversity (and its predecessors) as a concept, as well as the various arenas in which diversity is, or is not on the agenda. In this course, policy solutions form part of the curriculum and the theme of globalization comes into play.

    Lectures and tutorials

    Midterm and final exam.


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