GEET 202 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Multiculturalism and Globalization
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEET 202
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives Multiculturalism is one of the normative models of ‘living together’ in diverse societies. As one of the most debated political concepts of the post-Cold War era, multiculturalism has been theorized by scholars mainly for two purposes. Firstly, it establishes a critique of liberal theory of ‘impartial’ state by addressing the problems of ‘justice’ based on individualism. Among many, one significant problem is that it fails to account for the rights of minority groups. Secondly, rejecting state policies of assimilation and moving beyond policies of integration, theories of multiculturalism aim to build alternative, arguably better, idea of a ‘just society’. In this normative theory, states must sufficiently respond to the demands of inclusion and exclusion from cultural minorities and immigrants, recognize cultural difference, and consider not only individual but also group rights and needs.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To be able to understand the basic concepts that the course builds on: political modernity; the modern state; national sovereignty; dominant and minority identity; multiculturalism; globalisation; etc
  • To be able to understand the relation between modern national sovereignties, cultural diversity and the phenomenon of globalisation in the world
  • To be able to understand the emergence of politics of multiculturalism in the world
  • To be able to explain the main examples of multicultural regimes in the world
  • To be able to explain the politics of human and minority rights within the context of multiculturalism
  • To be able to understand the complex and changing nature of culture in modernity
Course Content We are going to spend the first part of the course on the general context within which debates on multiculturalism were born. In the second part, we will discuss different approaches to multiculturalism developed by major thinkers, such as Will Kymlicka, Charles Taylor, and Jürgen Habermas. In the third part, we will turn our attention towards debates on multiculturalism in the context of globalization and the recent populist reaction to it.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the course: Objectives and Expectations
2 Normative Models of ‘Living Together’ Ronald Beiner, “Liberalism, Nationalism, Citizenship: Three Models of Political Community,” in Liberalism, Nationalism, Citizenship, Toronto: UBC Press, 2003, pp. 21-38.
3 What is Multiculturalism? Ali Rattansi, Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction, NY: Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 7-41.
4 Critique 1: Clash of Civilizations Samuel P. Huntington, “The Clash of Civilizations,” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 72, No. 3, 1993, pp. 22-49.
5 Critique 2: ‘Impartial’ state: Liberal critique of multiculturalism Brian Barry, Culture and Equality: An Egalitarian Critique of Multiculturalism, UK: Polity, 2002, pp. 292-328
6 Midterm Exam I
7 Liberal/Thin Multiculturalism (Will Kymlicka) Frederik Stjernfelt, “Liberal Multiculturalism as Political Philosophy: Will Kymlicka,” The Monist, Vol. 95, No. 1, pp. 49-71.
8 Communitarian/Thick Multiculturalism (Charles Taylor) Charles Taylor, “The Politics of Recognition,” Multiculturalism: Examining the Politics of Recognition, Taylor et al. (eds), Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994, pp. 25-73
9 Constitutional Citizenship (Jürgen Habermas) Jürgen Habermas, “Three Normative Models of Democracy,” Constellations, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1994, pp. 1-10.
10 Midterm Exam II
11 Multiculturalism and Globalization Ali Rattansi, “Conclusion: Moving On: Multiculturalism, Interculturalism, and Transnationalism in a New Global Era,” pp. 143-164.
12 Populism and the Crisis of Globalization Michael Cox, “The Rise of Populism and the Crisis of Globalization,” Irish Studies in International Affairs, Vol. 28, pp. 9-17.
13 Student Presentations I
14 Student Presentations II
15 Review
16 Review

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
2
50
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
4
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
10
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
2
16
Final Exam
1
20
    Total
130

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to define and discuss the history, underlying concepts and theories of cinema and digital media.

2

To be able to develop a storytelling idea for cinema and digital media arts by using creativity and critical thinking.

3

To be able to operate specialized technical equipment and competently use software in the fields of cinema and digital media arts. 

4

To be able to execute the main tasks in the pre-production, production and post-production of an audio-visual work at the basic level including screenwriting, production planning, operating the camera, sound recording, lighting and editing.

5

To be able to perform a specialized task at an advanced level either for pre-production, production or post-production of an audio-visual work.

6

To be able to discuss how meaning is made through works of cinema and digital media; in what ways economics, politics and culture affect visual representation; how the conditions of production, consumption, distribution and interpretation shape images.

7

To be able to perform specialized tasks for creating digital media narratives with interactive elements.

8

To be able to conduct a critical analysis of a film or a work of digital media arts from technical, intellectual and artistic points of view.

9

To be able to take individual responsibility of a film or a digital media work from scratch to product in a problem-solving manner.

10

To be able to work as a crewmember by following norms of ethical conduct and taking initiative to improve the ethical standards of his/her working environment.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Cinema and Digital Media and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest