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  This module is a resource for lecturers  

 

Guidelines to develop a stand-alone course

 

This Module provides an outline for a three-hour class, but there is potential to develop its topics further into a stand-alone course. The scope and structure of such a course will be determined by the specific needs of each context, but a possible structure is presented here as a suggestion.

 

Session

Topic

Brief description

1

Introduction

Introduction to the scope and definition(s) of diversity, toleration and pluralism

2

Religious belief and diversity

Introduction to religious belief as a source and sometimes solution for diversity

3

Cyrus the Great and religious diversity

The historical context of this important figure and the Cyrus Cylinder

4

John Locke and religious diversity

An overview of John Locke and his philosophy

5

Malala and religious diversity

Malala and the wider issues around toleration in Islam

6

Intersectionality

The idea of intersectionality, using the article of Crenshaw

7

Gender and diversity

Gender issues as a point of discussion around diversity and pluralism

8

DNA, science and gender orientation

Use of the video on DNA and origins to discuss what diversity should look like

9

Rustin and intersectionality

The life and history of Bayard Rustin, with a focus on the intersectional elements of his life

10

Activity

Intersectionality constitution or Model United Nations simulation

11

Conclusion

Bringing together themes arising from Module

 

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