Please note that the host unit of this course is the Romani Studies Department
Goal of the course
The course will equip students with the knowledge, skills and values to analyze social inclusion policies in Europe through the lenses of social justice.
Description of the course
Tackling social inequalities becomes a pressing issue in Europe and elsewhere. The course will analyze forms of oppression as part of social justice and inclusion in European societies. By exploring the forms of oppression experienced by different groups in society, students will understand the exclusion mechanism and how to tackle social exclusion. Students will have the opportunity to learn concepts and theories connected to social justice and to review social inclusion policies in Europe. Key concepts in social justice will be analyzed during the course. Combining lecture, discussions, students’ presentations, and practical exercises students will become more aware of oppressions, will expand their knowledge on social justice issues, and will internalize equality and social justice as societal values in democratic settings. The class will explore the arguments against identity politics with which very often groups that are disenfranchised are labeled once they mobilize for social change.
Structure of the course
The course will consist of twelve meetings. Each meeting will consist of a short lecture, discussions and a practical component, in which students will apply theories, concepts and tools to the concrete situations and policies.