Curricular Unit:Code:
Minorities: Gender, Sexualities and Ethnicities150MGSE
2UndergraduateCultural Studies6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
The course addresses minorities and the reasons underlying their emergence.
The course also aims at debating the political and legal frameworks enabling action for the protection of minorities.
The course also covers in tandem, the issue of gender based discrimination and legal and political protection against it.
1. Minorities and gender.
1.1. Minorities: the concept.
1.2. National and ethnic minorities.
1.3. Racialisation and racism.
1.4. Other minorities.
1.5. Gender identities.
2. Anti-discrimination policies.
2.1. Minority rights and integration/ inclusion policies.
2.2. Women’s rights and gender equality policies.
3. Case studies: Minorities/ Gender identities.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Knowledge and critical awareness on minorities require preliminary knowledge on some of political science and cultural studies contents and methodology
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
- Two written tests (40%+40%)
- Report on case study (20%)
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The methodology adopted aims at fostering the students' interest and involvement with the topic. The programme is oriented towards active learning with guided activities in class. The tests and presentations aim at producing reliable indicators of learning outcomes
BARKER, C. (2003). Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice. Sage.
BARKER, C. (2003). The SAGE Dictionary of Cultural Studies. Sage.
CoE (2018). Council Of Europe Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2023 (online)
CoE (2020). Combating discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity (online)
EUFRA (2021). Consolidated Annual Activity Report of EUFRA ? 2020. Report (online)
GIDDENS, A. (1991). Modernity and Self-Identity. Self and Society in the Late Modern Age. Polity.
GIDDENS, A. (2013). Sociology. Polity.
GOLDBERG, D. (ed.) (1994). Multiculturalism. A critical reader. Blackwell
KYMLICKA, W. (1996). Multicultural Citizenship: a Liberal Theory of Minority Rights. OUP.
NUGENT, D. & VINCENT, J. (2007). A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics. Blackwell.
UN (2011). Minority Rights: International Standards and Guidance for Implementation (online)
WADDINGTON, L. & BRODERICK, A. (2017). Promoting Equality And Non-Discrimination For Persons With Disabilities. CoE (online)
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Claudia Ramos (