In a globalized world, communicating across cultural divisions has become a necessity, and yet, increasingly, we see ethnic tensions and hostilities being fanned by miscommunication and fears of ‘the Other’. Across Europe, the specter of nationalism and ethnocentrism threatens European unity, while states struggle to integrate immigrants and minorities. Using methodologies from fields as diverse as communication, anthropology, and cultural studies, this course asks a fundamental question: How can societies communicate to maximize understanding when polarized by religious, ethnic, and national differences?
Related Discipline(s)This summer course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies