Mobility, Diversity and Equality

Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

As the main objective of this course, students develop further their
skills of framing a research question theoretically, including making a
well-informed assessment of the potentials and limitations of assorted
theoretical concepts applied to topical issues.

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding. The student has acquired knowledge and
understanding of:
(1) the most important theories and concepts in the field of the
anthropology of mobility, diversity and equality.

Application. The student has acquired the competences to:
(2) integrate theoretical concepts of this course into their respective
research plans in the making (simultaneously written in the course Field
Research Design).

Making judgments. The student is able to demonstrate:
(3) a critical and curious attitude, that is, an eagerness to question
both accepted, scientific explanations and prevalent assumptions about
phenomena that by some actors have been defined as ‘societal problems’.

Communication. The student is able to:
(4) compose a clear and creative, theoretically grounded, oral or
written argument.

Learning skills. The student has acquired the skills to:
(5) cooperate in small teams when they take responsibility for giving a
full lecture.

Inhoud vak

Diversity has become a buzz word lately. It is often considered to be a
core characteristic of modern society, and a direct consequence of
globalization, mobility and the growth of urban landscapes. Diversity,
be it cultural, ethnic, social or political, has been depicted as the
key fundamental societal condition. In 2007 Vertovec published ‘Super
Diversity’ in Ethnic and Racial Studies to denote contemporary migratory
situations in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, but the term diversity has
taken on a much more general meaning. During the course, we will discuss
the theoretical and societal implications of diversity. We will assess
its complexity given the fact that diversity is at once an analytical
concept, a preferred characteristic of society, and a practice.


Lectures and tutorials


Three written assignments (25% each) and final presentation (25%)


To be announced in the course manual (see Canvas).


Elective course for students in the Master Social and Cultural

This course is also open as an elective course for students in the
Master Educatie in de mens- en maatschappijwetenschappen and the
Educatieve masteropleiding Leraar Voorbereidend Hoger Onderwijs in de

Algemene informatie

Vakcode S_MDE
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 500
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. J.T. Sunier
Examinator prof. dr. J.T. Sunier
Docenten prof. dr. J.T. Sunier

Praktische informatie

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