|授業科目名||Seminar（Multiculturalism in a Global SocietyⅠ）／Special Lecture（Multiculturalism in a Global SocietyⅠ）／特殊講義（Multiculturalism in a Global SocietyⅠ）|
|科目の目的・到達目標||The objectives of this course are to help students (1) to understand multiculturalism as reality/ideology/policy, (2) to learn the possibilities and limits of multiculturalism through exploring a variety of forms of multiculturalism observable in many advanced societies such as Canada, USA, Australia, Great Britain, Germany, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, Japan, etc., and (3) to be able to apply what they have learned to examine multiculturalism in any other society of their interest.|
|授業の概要||In an era of global migration, managing diversity is an important policy concern for any governments, those of advanced societies in particular. Multiculturalism, as a comprehensive response to cultural/ethnic diversity, was first introduced in Canada in 1971 and adopted in many other advanced societies shortly after that. Since the early 2000s, however, it has been under attack in many European societies for having provoked excessive diversity and/or fragmentation of society. Such fears among the majority members often take the form of white backlash or inward-looking nationalism, and seem to further threaten the social cohesion. Under such circumstances, can multiculturalism still be an effective policy option? Or is there a more viable alternative to it?
In this course, we will mostly adopt a seminar style method emphasizing reading and discussions. Everyone is expected to read the text and grasp the main points of the text before coming to the class.
In the spring semester, while focusing on multiculturalism as ideology or philosophy, we will also examine many controversial issues facing multiculturalism in Europe now. We will also consider the possibilities and limits of interculturalism which has been proposed recently as an alternative to multiculturalism.
Week 1 Introduction to spring semester programme
Week 2 Lecture 1: What is multiculturalism?
Week 3 Lecture 2: Overview of multiculturalism in immigrant countries
Week 4 Reading and discussions: Multiculturalism as new policy responses to diversity
Week 5 Reading and discussions: Multiculturalism: Success, failure and the future 1
Week 6 Reading and discussions: Multiculturalism: Success, failure and the future 2
Week 7 Reading and discussions: Multiculturalism in Europe
Week 8 Reading and discussions: Multiculturalism and feminism 1
Week 9 Reading and discussions: Multiculturalism and feminism 2
Week 10 Reading and discussions: Multiculturalism and ghettoization 1
Week 11 Reading and discussions: Multiculturalism and ghettoization 2
Week 12 Reading and discussions: Multiculturalism and national identity
Week 13 Reading and discussions: Multiculturalism and the ‘Muslim question’
Week 14 Reading and discussions: Interculturalism
Week 15 Summary and review
|評価方法||Participation/Performance in class 30%
Final Exam 70%
|テキスト・参考文献等||Photocopies of the texts as well as handouts will be provided by the instructor.|
|授業外の学習活動||In order to fully participate in class discussions, students are required to complete the readings before coming to the class.|