Feb 28, 2019

Université de Genève Summer Programme: Prejudice, Discrimination, and the Diversity Challenge

  • Crimson Education
  • Switzerland
Summer Program

Description

This summer school brings together experts and students from different countries to examine the origins and the consequences of prejudice. Where does prejudice come from? How do prejudice and discrimination affect people’s achievements, performances, and well-being? How can institutions reduce prejudice? How do laws prevent prejudice and protect minorities? What are the advantages of the inclusion of minority groups in the labor market?

This summer school will address these questions through lectures from keynote speakers in social psychology. This social-psychological analysis will be complemented by talks from other disciplines such as economy, law, social work, gender studies etc. Teaching methods include individual readings, class discussion, group exercises, and presentations. It will focus on contemporary cases of prejudice based on various group memberships and stigmatizing attributes, such ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, social class, disability, and unemployment.

At the end of this summer school, the participants will be able to:

  • define the basic concepts and theories about stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, and diversity from the perspectives of different disciplines (social psychology as well as economy, law, social work, gender studies etc).
  • use this theoretical framework to critically analyze societal and social phenomenon involving ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, social class, disability, and unemployment etc
  • identify policies to prevent and reduce prejudice and discrimination in different settings (the workplace, university) and assess potential transfer of these policies to their own context
  • prepare and deliver a presentation about a specific form of stereotyping, prejudice, or discrimination taking into their own cultural, professional, and educational background.

This Summer School is organized in collaboration with Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (University of Geneva) and Equal Opportunities Office (University of Geneva).

Equivalence of 4 ECTS

Next edition in summer 2021. Dates to be confirmed.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

N/A

Application Deadline

Applications for 2020 have closed. Registration for 2021 closes on 15th April 2021.