Intro. to Min. Studies I: Global Min.

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LHF052P05
Vaknaam Intro. to Min. Studies I: Global Min.
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Introducion to Minority Studies I: Global Minorities
Leerdoelen Upon successful completion of the course unit, students are able to:

1. Recognise key concepts of minority studies (TER 1.1)
2. Discuss key political and cultural debates concerning minorities around the world (TER 1.4)
3. Discuss key historical events concerning minorites around the world (TER 1.5)
4. Identify and compare ethnolinguistic minorities from around the world (TER 1.5)
5. Interpret current societal and cultural issues concerning minorities around the world (3.2)
6. Compose a short oral presentation that includes a Q&A session (TER 4.1)
7. Summarise a discussion among peers in the form of a short well-written text for a general audience (TER 4.1).
8. Reproduce literature in a given (Chicago Manual) reference and annotation style (TER 4.3)
Omschrijving National cultures around the world are not as monolithic as they might seem. Nation states can be composed of multiple groups of people who differ from the mainstream of society: minorities, set apart from the dominant group by their race, language, or culture. This course introduces students to the question of ethnolinguistic minorities. Over the seven weeks of this course students will receive a thorough overview of the great historical, theoretical and political debates surrounding minorities around the world. We will discuss the case of minority groups who have been fighting for political or cultural recognition for centuries, the role of colonisation and imperialism in ethnic and cultural minoritising, and more recent “migrant minorities” who are changing the composition of nation states worldwide. Students will deepen their knowledge on cultural diversity, ethnicity and race, through the in-depth discussion of case studies in Asia, Australia, the Americas and Africa. Through reading and discussing key texts of case studies of minorities in different parts of the world, students will broaden their empirical knowledge of theoretical discussions to help them understand how cultural conflicts come about and how they can be avoided or solved.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm nog niet bekend
(2 uur werkcollege, 2 uur hoorcollege)
(schriftelijk 3 hours)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator dr. R.E. de Vos
Docent(en) dr. R.E. de Vos
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 1 semester I a verplicht
Ba Minorities & Multilingualism 1 semester I a verplicht
Ba Open colleges Letteren - semester I a keuze