Over the past two decades the face of Europe has changed dramatically. A new awareness of socio-political and cultural interrelationships and tensions has developed. In this unit we look at case-studies in contemporary European culture and society with reference to European visions of inclusiveness, social change and cultural diversity. Issues studied include the current crisis and its origins, post-communism, the re-emergence of the far right, immigration and multiculturalism, Islam in Europe, generational change, and the 'greening' of Europe. Materials include film, literature and other materials in an interdisciplinary framework.
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1500wd assignment (30%), 1x1000wd quiz (20%), 1x2000wd research essay (40%), tutorial participation (10%)