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HIST3724 Caribbean Identity, Society and Decolonisation

20 creditsClass Size: 28

Module manager: Dr Anya Anim-addo
Email: a.anim-addo@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is mutually exclusive with

HIST3287Caribbean Mobilities: Travel, Culture and Politics, 1838-193

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The twentieth century brought dramatic changes to the Caribbean. Labour riots in the1930s occurred within a context of growing nationalist sentiment and Pan-Africanist debate.Decades later, revolutionary politics in Cuba and subsequently in Grenada shaped regionaland international alliances. Economically, the influence of the United States over the regionincreased even as islands sought independence from European imperial powers. In thismodule, students will explore revolutionary and labour politics, transnational and nationalidentities, and the cultures of decolonisation in the Caribbean. Students with an interest insocial justice, social activism and global development might be interested to take thismodule, alongside students with interests in questions of race, identity and diaspora.

Objectives

On the successful completion of this module, students should:
- Have an understanding of the relationship between transnational political movements and twentieth-century Caribbean politics
- Be able to critically engage with the process of decolonisation in the Caribbean
- Be able to express their ideas and arguments effectively in group discussions
- Have further developed their essay writing skills
- Have gained further experience of working with a range of visual material and written sources

Learning outcomes
On the successful completion of this module, students should:
- Have an understanding of the relationship between transnational political movements and
twentieth-century Caribbean politics
- Be able to critically engage with the process of decolonisation in the Caribbean
- Be able to express their ideas and arguments effectively in group discussions
- Have further developed their writing skills
- Have gained further experience of working with a range of sources


Syllabus

This module may include the following topics: Pan-Africanism, 1930s labour protest, the
revolutionary Caribbean, migration and Caribbean identities, the Windrush generation.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Seminar112.0022.00
Private study hours178.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Students will complete set reading, undertake self-directed study around the topic, and will research and prepare material for the assessed coursework and end of module examination.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Progress will be monitored via individual contributions to class discussions, a verbal presentation and an assessed essay.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3,000-word essay, due by 12 noon Monday of Exam Week 160.00
AssignmentStudents can choose between a verbal presentation (15 mins) and a 500-word report, a reflective log (2,000 words) or a 1,000 word article plus a 500 word reflection40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Reflective logs and the articles plus reflections to be submitted by the Monday of week 7 The timing of presentations will depend on how many students choose this type of assessment

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:40:28

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