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Minorities and Politics

  • Course Code :
    PSC 208
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Political Science

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Area of Study :

This course presents the origin and development of policies applied to cultural, religious and ethnic communities such as immigration policies, integration process, labor, education and social services. It focuses on the relationship between governments and analyzes how states handle minorities and whether it is a local/national issue or an international one. It also explores mechanisms that make the system integrative and where it agitates, through discriminatory policies, its minorities. It advocates policies of integration and empowerment vis-à-vis policies of exclusion and marginalization. Course Goals: • Describe basic concepts related to minorities (race, ethnicity, culture). • Analyze and criticize government policies which affect minorities.

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Minorities and Politics

This course presents the origin and development of policies applied to cultural, religious and ethnic communities such as immigration policies, integration process, labor, education and social services. It focuses on the relationship between governments and analyzes how states handle minorities and whether it is a local/national issue or an international one. It also explores mechanisms that make the system integrative and where it agitates, through discriminatory policies, its minorities. It advocates policies of integration and empowerment vis-à-vis policies of exclusion and marginalization.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Identify the mechanisms through which the state becomes integrative of its minorities.
2- Recognize the relation between education and minorities.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Analyze political development within migration.
2- Compare minority rights in different political contexts.
3- Analyze the impact of minorities on public policies.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Apply knowledge in debates concerning minorities.
2- Develop and implement a research paper that applies the class content in a proper academic manner.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Develop self-learning skills.
2- Select and use credible sources of information.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction: Definitions and Typology of Minorities 3 1
Identity and Citizenship 3 1
Multiculturalism in Action 3 1
Political Life, Political Institutions and Minorities 3 1
Impact of Minorities on Public Policy 3 1
Impact of International Order on Minorities 3 1
Final Exam 1
Political Approach of Minorities 3 1
History of Political Migration 3 1
Change in the Immigration Composition 3 1
Refugees 3 1
Education and Minorities 3 1
Social Affairs, Health and Minorities 3 1
Midterm Exam 1
Minorities Rights 3 1

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Demonstration videos
Presentation
Group discussion
Research Paper

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What

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Books:

Book Author Publisher

Periodicals :

Harold Orlans, The Politics of Minority Statistics, Society, 26, 4, 1989 (24-25). Samuel I Rosenberg, Reapportionment and Minority Politics, Columbia Human Rights Law Review, 6, 1, 1974 (107).

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