2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
SLSP2690 Racism, ethnicity, migration and decolonial studies
20 creditsClass Size: 90
Module manager: Dr Roxana Barbulescu
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2018/19
Module replacesSLSP 2084 Racism and ethnicity studies: a global approach
This module is approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module will provide skills and knowledge to enable understanding of theoretical and conceptual debates within decolonial, racism, ethnicity and migration studies and their implications for understanding and challenging problems of racism, inequality and diversity across the globe. This will involve the acquisition of knowledge relative to patterns of continuity and change in racism, ethnicity and migration and an awareness of the relationship between ethnic and cultural diversity and social inequality.
ObjectivesThis module will provide a foundational understanding of decolonial, racism, ethnicity and migration studies and their interconnections. It will apply this learning to a set of substantive issues and contexts.
On successful completion of this module students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical and conceptual debates within decolonial, racism, ethnicity and migration studies and their implications for understanding and challenging problems of across the globe, but with particular reference to Britain and Europe.
This will involve the acquisition of knowledge relative to patterns of continuity and change in racism, ethnicity and migration, and an awareness of the relationship between ethnic and cultural diversity and social inequality. Students will develop transferable skills (particularly written and oral communication), cognitive skills (particularly synthetic and evaluative) and specific skills in the ability to show racial and cultural awareness.
• theories of racism, ethnicity and migration,
• the way in which process of the world-making can be the subject of decolonial investigations
• decolonial viewpoints on ‘race’, culture and identity drawing on Black philosophical, political and social movement interventions
• comparative immigration, race, ethnicity and integration contexts in North America and Europe, transnationalism, informality, precarity and trafficking as key issues in international migration,
• evaluation of international monitoring of racism, investigation of national case studies of racialization and understanding the processes of de-racialization,
• the ‘crisis of multiculturalism’, the increasing salience of religious identities in relation to ethnicity, the rise and nature of Islamophobia and ethnicity in times of social crisis and the ‘war on terror’,
• critical analysis of the ways in which whiteness comes to be established as a hegemonic set of social relations through the material, symbolic and affective relations enacted through imperial capitalism, as well as an analysis of the way it is resisted and resignified through anti-racist and decolonial practices and movements.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Class tests, exams and assessment||1||100.00||100.00|
|Private study hours||78.00|
|Total Contact hours||122.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyReading for seminars, preparation of seminar presentations
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackWeekly seminars
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 29/03/2019
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