Seminar Work - On Being Muslim in Switzerland: Engaging with diversity in public discourses, education, and spiritual care

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Humanities
    Domain Interdisciplinary
    Code UE-L26.00232
    Languages English and/or German
    Type of lesson Seminar thesis
    Level Master
    Semester SP-2024

    Title

    French Seminar Work - On Being Muslim in Switzerland: Engaging with diversity in public discourses, education, and spiritual care
    German Seminararbeit - Muslimischsein in der Schweiz: Der Umgang mit Vielfalt in öffentlichen Diskursen, Bildung und Seelsorge
    English Seminar Work - On Being Muslim in Switzerland: Engaging with diversity in public discourses, education, and spiritual care

    Teaching

    Responsibles
    • Müller Dominik
    Teachers
    • Müller Dominik
    Description

    Diversity has become a recurring issue in public discourse. However, Islam is rarely associated with diversity, and when it is, the discussions usually focus on the supposed incompatibility of Islamic practices and convictions of pluralistic societies. This seminar approaches diversity within an interdisciplinary framework. In the first part of the seminar, we will explore how diversity is mobilised within public discourses relating to Islam. The aim is to understand the ways in which this notion is essentialised when it refers to groups identified as Muslim, while at the same time questioning the strategies used by these groups to emancipate themselves from this form of reification. In the second, more practice-related part of the seminar we will focus on two current issues in public discourse: education and spiritual care. By critically questioning the deficit framing which Muslim pupils are subjected to in Swiss schools, we pose the question of resources which enable them to navigate life in a social framework marked by diversity. Regarding the field of Spiritual Care, the pluralization of peoples religious and cultural backgrounds opens the question on how Spiritual Care has to adapt to these developments.

    Training objectives

    Students

    • understand different theoretical approaches to and models of diversity and orientation
    • understand the interconnectivity of the notions of diversity and orientation in different social fields.
    • understand the key issues and debates within the discourses around “Islam” in the classroom and in transcultural spiritual care
    Softskills
    Yes
    Off field
    Yes
    BeNeFri
    Yes
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    No

    Documents

    Bibliography
    • Becci, I. (2021). Beyond the Rhetoric of recognition or separation: two Swiss cantons’ attempts at governing religious superdiversity. Religion, 12(4):234. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12040234.
    • Hetmanczyk, P. (2021). Religion als Grenzkategorie von «Diversität»: Zur politischen Verhandlung einer Handschlagverweigerung. Zürich: De Grutyer.
    • Schmid, H. (2020). Interfaith Chaplaincy in a Post-Secular Context. Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, 30(2), 163–185. https://doi.org/10.2143/SID.30.2.3288771
    • Salzbrunn, M. (2014). Vielfalt / Diversität. Bielefeld: Transcript.
    • Vertovec, S. (2007). Super-diversity and its implications. Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol.30, n°6, 1024-1054.
  • Assessments methods

    Travail écrit - SP-2024, Session d'été 2024

    Assessments methods By rating

    Travail écrit - SP-2024, Autumn Session 2024

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    Travail écrit - SA-2024, Session d'hiver 2025

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    Travail écrit - SP-2025, Session d'été 2025

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  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Etudes interreligieuses 90 [MA]
    Version: 2019/SA_v02
    M-4 Spiritualität und Praxis (MA 90/30) > Seminar nach Wahl in den beteiligten Disziplinen mit einem dem Modul entsprechendem Schwerpunkt (M-4 MA 90/30 IREL)
    M-3 Interreligiöse Ethik und Politik (MA 90/30) > Seminar nach Wahl in den beteiligten Disziplinen mit einem dem Modul entsprechendem Schwerpunkt (M-3 MA 90/30 IREL)
    M-5 Wahlbereich (MA 90/30) > Nach Wahl (M-5, MA 90/30 IREL)

    German 120
    Version: SA23_BA_de_v01
    Soft Skills

    Interreligiöse Studien (Nebenprogramm MA für NIcht-Theologinnen) 30 ECTS
    Version: 2019/SA_v02 für Nicht-Theologinnen
    M-3 Interreligiöse Ethik und Politik (MA 90/30) > Seminar nach Wahl in den beteiligten Disziplinen mit einem dem Modul entsprechendem Schwerpunkt (M-3 MA 90/30 IREL)
    M-4 Spiritualität und Praxis (MA 90/30) > Seminar nach Wahl in den beteiligten Disziplinen mit einem dem Modul entsprechendem Schwerpunkt (M-4 MA 90/30 IREL)
    M-5 Wahlbereich (MA 90/30) > Nach Wahl (M-5, MA 90/30 IREL)

    Interreligiöse Studien (Nebenprogramm MA für Theologinnen) 30 ECTS
    Version: 2019/SA_v02 für Theologinnen
    M-3 Interreligiöse Ethik und Politik (MA 90/30) > Seminar nach Wahl in den beteiligten Disziplinen mit einem dem Modul entsprechendem Schwerpunkt (M-3 MA 90/30 IREL)
    M-4 Spiritualität und Praxis (MA 90/30) > Seminar nach Wahl in den beteiligten Disziplinen mit einem dem Modul entsprechendem Schwerpunkt (M-4 MA 90/30 IREL)
    M-5 Wahlbereich (MA 90/30) > Nach Wahl (M-5, MA 90/30 IREL)

    Islam and Society 30 [MA]
    Version: SA17_MA_P2_de_fr_V01
    Perspectives sociétales sur l'Islam

    Islam and Society 90 [MA]
    Version: SA19_PA_de_fr_V01
    L'islam dans les discours philosophiques et théologiques
    L'lslam dans les contextes sociaux

    Philosophy 120
    Version: SA17_BA_bi_v01
    Bereichsüberegreifende und erweiternde Kompetenzen / Softskills > Soft skills 12

    Philosophy 120
    Version: SH05_BA_bi_v01
    Soft skills > Soft skills 12

    Philosophy 120
    Version: SA17_BA_bi_v02
    Bereichsüberegreifende und erweiternde Kompetenzen / Softskills > Soft skills 12

    Philosophy 120
    Version: SA20_BA_bi_v01
    Bereichsüberegreifende und erweiternde Kompetenzen / Softskills > Soft skills 12