Catalogue 2014 - 2015

LSOC 230 When Cultures Collide

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

Sophomore standing.

Course Description

This course examines how modern nation-states can and should come to terms with issues of cultural and religious diversity, and it considers whether, under what conditions and to what extent cultural and religious minorities can and should be accommodated, integrated and/or assimilated in society. This course looks at a variety of contemporary political and legal case studies, including, but not limited to, immigration policy, child brides, polygamy, female and male circumcision, cultural and religious attire and the use of cultural evidence in court.


Cross Listed Courses

POSC 230