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 By the end of this course, the students are expected to be able to identify and understand the main aspects and developments regarding the politics of multiculturalism in the global society of the modern national states.
Learning Outcomes 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 The course is designed as to enlarge the student’s general culture with notions fundamental for the peaceful cohabitation of various cultures in the modern global world. This is a matter of particular importance following two World Wars and many other subsequent conflicts around the world, in which identity has played a central role. The students are expected (1) to read the assignments, (2) get involved in the debates (seminars) on the course themes and produce presentations on those themes, (3) internalise analytically the information provided throughout the course and in the academic bibliography, and (4) produce coherent answers to relevant questions in the midterm and final exams (take-home exams).

 



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 Syllabus and course bibliography. Summary presentation of the course
2 Making sense of the world’s cultural diversity C.A. Torres. Democracy, Education, and Multiculturalism. 1998. Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. Chapter 1.
3 The state and education Torres, Chapter 2
4 Globalization Torres, Chapter 3
5 Citizenship Torres, Chapter 4
6 Democracy and Multiculturalism Torres, Chapter 5&6
7 Midterm Exam I
8 Multicultural Citizenship Torres, Chapter 7
9 Multiculturalism in the 21st Century T. Madood. Multiculturalism. 2007. London. Polity Press. Chapter 1.
10 Liberalism Madood, Chapter 2.
11 Equality Madood, Chapter 3
12 Essentialism and Multiculturalism Madood, Chapter 5
13 Midterm Exam II
14 Secularism Madood, Chapter 4
15 Religion and Multiculturalism Madood, Chapter 4
16 Review

 

Course Textbooks
References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
60
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
3
70
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
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
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
16
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
    Total
130

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 Adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science and Civil Engineering; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve Civil Engineering problems
2 Ability to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Civil Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose
3 Ability to design a complex system, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose
4 Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for Civil Engineering practice
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating Civil Engineering problems
6 Ability to work efficiently in Civil Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of two foreign languages
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself
9 Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility
10 Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development
11 Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Civil Engineering solutions

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