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EUST2607 - Comparing Cultures: Europe and the East

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Francesco Borghesi


The diverse and multiethnic realities of today's world require a sound knowledge of the roots of European intellectual traditions along with their complex relationship with non-European cultures. Based on analysis and discussion of influential early texts from Plato to the Biblical and Islamic traditions, from India to China, this unit clarifies the presuppositions of the cultural dialogue between West and East. Using a comparative approach, it focuses on the use of intercultural concepts such as toleration, respect, assimilation and understanding.


1x2500wd research essay (60%), 1x1000wd mid semester short answer test (20%), 1x1000wd end of semester short answer test (20%)


1x2-hr lecture-seminar/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 credit points at junior level in at least one of the following: European Studies, European, Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies, Asian Studies, English, Government, History, Ancient History, Philosophy, Political Economy, Sociology, Media and Communication


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