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HFO1003 - Diversity and integration: Transcultural dynamics

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100 1 semesters A

Course content

Due to international migration flows the Norwegian society has become more socially and culturally diverse. What diversity means and how we as a society should respond to this diversity are therefore fundamental questions. Integration has in this regard often been presented both as a goal and a means. But what do we mean when we talk about, work with or contribute to integration? And on which understandings of culture and society do various understandings of the word integration rest? The course will provide knowledge about various aspects of diversity and integration as historical and cultural phenomena and as transcultural dynamics.

A humanistic perspective on equality and difference provides the basis for raising new issues and new ways of exploring cultural and societal understandings. In this course this is done through thematic organized project work.

Learning outcome

Learning outcomes

Candidates who have completed this course will have knowledge of:

- social and cultural consequences og international migration
- central aspects regarding the concepts of diversity and integration
- how the humanities can contribute to our understandingo f diversity and integration as cultural phenomena and ideals

Candidates who have completed this course will have the skills to:

- define and use central concepts regarding diversity, integration, culture, ‘Nowegianess’, equality, inequality, sameness and difference
- apply theoretical concepts and analytical tools to reflect upon widespread ideas and pre regarding ethnicity/nationallity, gender, sexuality, regigion, language and other ways of categorizing people and groups
- formulate a research question related to a given topic and answer it by taking part in a project

General competencies
Students who complete this course will have general competencies in
- Collaborative learning
- Project work

Learning methods and activities

The first half of the semester is based on lectures followed by a period of seminar training, where the students work on a project in groups. The project is presented in the end.

 

Compulsory activities: - Two written assignments submitted in Blackboard based on the lectures and curriculum (individual assignments) Not valid for the spring semester 2021.

- Project outline / project plan (in groups)

- Weekly logs during the project period (in groups)

- Presentation of the project (in groups)

- 80% participation in seminars is required, i.e.4 of 5 seminars.

 

Compulsory activities during the seminar-training are conducted in groups. In order to take the exam, approval of compulsory activities and 80% participation in seminars are required.

 

Students are obliged to keep updated on information from department or course constructor in Blackboard.

Compulsory assignments

  • Two written assignments submitted in Blackboard based on the lectures and curriculum (not valid spring 2021)
  • Project outline / project plan (in groups)
  • Weekly logs during the project period (in groups)
  • Presentation of the project (in groups)
  • 80% participation in seminars is required, i.e. 4 of 5 seminars
  • Project plan
  • Weekly logs
  • Project presentation

Further on evaluation

Individual semester assignment (termpaper) submitted digitally in Inspera, as a pdf-file, at the end of the semester. Course instructor will present the question text for the semester assignment in the first half of the semester (before the project-period).

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • The Humanities
  • Social Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture

Examination

Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn UTS Assignment 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 A

Release
2021-05-20

Submission
2021-06-07


09:00


14:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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