PG 303

Diversity in Post-Industrial Democracies

This course examines what it means to live and govern within multiethnic societies. While there are many clear advantages to having a diverse population, this heterogeneity is oftentimes coupled with antipathy and power struggles that can pose challenges to democratic governance. In this course students move beyond the political rhetoric surrounding 'multiculturalism' and consider the practical realization of integration and assimilation. Students do this through the evaluation of political discourse from the media, politicians, and public opinion.