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MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectSociology
Ethnic Studies
Anthropology
Number & Suffix: 125
Full UC Title: MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY 
Transcript Title: MULTICULTRL SOCIETY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: A society is considered “multicultural” when it is comprised of various ethnic populations and/or various nationalities. One of the main challenges for multicultural societies is to develop social cohesion out of this diversity, a process that doesn't happen without tensions and conflicts. While many newcomers succeeded in integrating into their new homeland without neglecting their cultural identity, conflicts between insiders and outsiders didn't disappear. Inclusion and exclusion as well as integration and separation are processes social scientists concentrate on. The main question of this course is: how does ethnic and cultural diversity as an empirical reality lead to new forms of integration and social cohesion or to nativist backlashes - such as nationalism, xenophobia and new racisms? To answer this question it is not sufficient to regard only the foreigners or aliens as problematic; each society - including all its members - stands for the problem of creating a satisfactory form of pluralism in which various groups are able to live together successfully. This implies that it is important to look at the ways nation-states give access to citizenship and how claims of migrants are acknowledged or resisted. Students are asked to (critically) examine the main question by using concepts and theories on multiculturalism derived from different disciplines. The subjects discussed within this course are: migration, multiculturalism, citizenship, refugees in Europe, settlement, acculturation, xenophobia and racism, (right-wing) populism, policies of integration, the challenge of Islam, identity, cultural diversity and cultural war(s). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY 
Partner University Department: Interdisciplinary Social Science 
Partner University Course Number: 200401118