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Course module: 880234-M-6
Cultural Identity and Diversity
Course info
Course module880234-M-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSHD: Department of Culture Studies; Culture Studies;
Is part of
M Organization Studies
M Culture Studies
dr. M.J.M. Hoondert
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. M.E.H. van Reisen
Other course modules lecturer
dr. H.G. Siebers
Other course modules lecturer
dr. M. Spotti
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. K. Yagmur
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2020
Starting block
Course mode
RemarksCaution: this information is subject to change
Registration openfrom 20/08/2020 up to and including 20/08/2021
Specific aims:

1. Students will further develop their knowledge and understanding of basic concepts such as migration, culture, identity, religious diversity and intercultural communication.

2. Students will learn the different theories, uses and interpretations connected with these concepts.

3. Students will learn to apply these concepts in a critical and problematizing way to data collected in the field by way of a team assignment.

Additional skills: text analysis, critical thinking, presentation, interviewing, writing.

The course has two requirements: (1) Students need to provide input to group discussions by way of critical presentations of additional texts on the subjects discussed in the meetings;
(2) As a team, students will do a site visit and do three or four interviews in an organisation to collect data on cultural diversity. They do so life or, if that is impossible, they will do the interviews online. They write a paper in which they connect their findings with MCD concepts and theories. The methodological aspects of the paper will be part of the assignments of the parallel research skills module on research interview and ethnography.
Students who do the Master track Management of Cultural Diversity need to take this course.

- Take home exam 35 %
- Team presentation 10 %
- Participation in course assignments 15 %
- Team paper site visit 40 %. 

Recommended Prerequisites

Knowledge about cultural matters, having followed MCD Intro Course

Required Prerequisites

Having been allowed entry to Master track Management of Cultural Diversity, Master Arts and Culture Studies
Subjects that will be discussed include: migration theories, transnationalism, identity, religious diversity, intercultural communication These issues will be discussed using various disciplinary perspectives. The course will also allow students to make connectioons between concepts and data collected in the field by way of a team assignment in an organisation doing interviews and dicument analysis.

Compulsory Reading
  1. Series of articles.
Contact person
dr. H.G. Siebers
Timetable information
Cultural Identity and Diversity
Required materials
Recommended materials
The course will use a number of articles.
Written (35%)

Other_1 (15%)

Team Paper (40%)

Presentation (10%)

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