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as of 7/2/2022

REJECTING MINORITIES: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE ON INTERGROUP RELATIONS
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectSociology
Ethnic Studies
Psychology
Number & Suffix: 111
Full UC Title: REJECTING MINORITIES: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE ON INTERGROUP RELATIONS 
Transcript Title: REJECTNG MINORITIES 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course focuses on prejudice, discrimination, and inter-group relations. In particular, the course discusses how the majority group reacts to minority groups in the society. Students discover how prejudices develop and how negative attitudes follow from threats to people's identities or their belongings. Moreover, the course explores the consequences of prejudices for inter group interactions, for which political decisions are made, and from which policies are implemented. A special focus is also on approaches to reduce prejudice and foster the cohesion of majority and minority groups in a society. Given the current political climate in most western society, students primarily study the reactions of majority groups to immigrants and their integration process. Attention is also paid to existing prejudice toward other social groups such as religious or sexual minorities. The course then considers why people develop prejudices and negative attitudes toward other groups from the perspective of different fields in the social sciences. The main focus is on sociological and social psychological explanations. Students consider which research questions can be answered with these theories and which societal problems may be solved. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: REJECTING MINORITIES: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE ON INTERGROUP RELATIONS 
Partner University Department: Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 
Partner University Course Number: 201500044