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Human Rights and Multiculturalism

Code 13193
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Sociology
Entry requirements No applicable
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Learning outcomes The curricular unit aims to analyses the issue of multiculturalism - in theoretical and practical perspectives (empirical data) - highlighting the issue of human rights in various contemporary national context, with emphasis on the Portuguese reality. To examine different concepts (ethnicity, multiculturalism, refugees) related to the problematic of human rights.
After the theorical classes and activities of group work in the classroom, with bibliographical researches and debate (sharing opinions based on scientific knowledge) on topics related to the specific objectives of the UC, at the end of the semester the student should be able to interpret and discuss critically theories, practices, and key sociological concepts related to the phenomenon in question. Base on theoretical and methodological knowledge, provided in the classroom, the students must be able to think sociologically and doing research on the theme in the context of contemporary national societies.
Syllabus I. The concepts of Human Rights and Multiculturalism
II. Modernity, multiculturalism, and interculturality: theoretical issues.
III. International migration (displaced people and refugees): sociological characterization
IV. The process of transnational migration and the transformation of the ethnic and religious national compositions.
V. Ethnic and religious minorities and intercultural relations in the context of global world
VI. Human Rights in the context of contemporary societies, Portugal in particular.
Main Bibliography Banton, Phillip (2002) International Politics of Race. Vambridge: Cambridge University
Rorden, Wilkinson (2002) Global Governance: critical perspectives. London: Routeledge
Sean, Amayarta (1999) Development as freedom. Oxford: Oxford University
Bonds, Eric (2015). Social Problems: a human rights perspective. New York, Routledge.
Dervin, Fred & Risager, Karen (eds.) (2015). Researching Identity and Interculturality. New York, Routledge.
Modood, Tariq (2013). Multiculturalism. Cambridge, Polity Press.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-21

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