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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SLSP2690 Racism, ethnicity, migration and decolonial studies

20 creditsClass Size: 90

Module manager: Dr Ipek Demir
Email: i.demir@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Module replaces

SLSP 2084 Racism and ethnicity studies: a global approach

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This 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.

Objectives

This 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.

Learning outcomes
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.


Syllabus

• 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.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture111.0011.00
Seminar52.0010.00
Private study hours179.00
Total Contact hours21.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Reading for seminars, preparation of seminar presentations

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Seminars

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay4,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/06/2019

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