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Human Diversity (LUC)

Globalization makes us all aware of how closely we are connected to the actions of people who are far distant from us. Human migration, social media, and economic liberalization simultaneously reshape local environments, bringing the seemingly ‘distant’ into close proximity.

Given these developments, how can individuals and communities devise ways to share resources and negotiate conflicts without succumbing to fear, xenophobia, racism, or violence? How can we understand the roots and grapple with the consequences of a wide variety of human differences – be they defined by race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, income, ability, language, religion, nationality, or any number of other factors? These are the big questions you will take on in the Human Diversity major.

Major tracks:

  • Core track 1: Time & Space

  • Core track 2: Cultural Expressions

  • Core track 3: Social Forms

  • Languages (co-convened)

  • Gender Studies (co-convened)

  • Philosophy (co-convened)

Major requirements:

  • 15 EC: all three 100-levels of the core tracks, namely What is Culture?, Birth of the Modern World, and Social Theory in Everyday Life

  • 10 EC: methods courses

  • 10 EC: Capstone

  • 45 EC: Additional courses in the Major, either in core tracks or co-convened tracks, or extra methodology classes, to include at least four 300-level courses

Major overview: Link

NOTE: The Majors requirements as listed above apply to all students who start with their Major (i.e. Year 2) in 2018-2019. For the students who first enroll in our programme in 2018-2019 and who will therefore start with their Major (i.e. Year 2) in 2019-2020, the Major requirements will be different. For them, History of Science is no longer a compulsory Year 1 class. The 5ECTS of that course have been moved to the Major, meaning these students will need to complete 85ECTS towards their Major, including the compulsory Major-appropriate Research Design course:

EES: Research Design (EES)
GED: Foundations of Research Design
GPH: Research Design (GPH)
HD: Research Design (HD)
IJ: Research Design (IJ)
WP: Political Research Methods