This course will deal with ethnicity-related issues. Starting from key concepts (ethnicity, nationalism, etc.), it will cover various topics and cases of nation-state building and majority-minority relations mainly from a sociological viewpoint. Students may be requested to make presentations on case studies depending on their research interests.
Because background of students (what they learned in their undergraduate days) varies from person to person, it is difficult to set an appropriate level of discussion and choose relevant topics every session. I encourage students to extend their own perspectives after understanding different approaches to similar issue.