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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SLSP3995 Ethnicity and Popular Culture

20 creditsClass Size: 80

Module manager: Dr Yasmin Hussain
Email: Y.Hussain@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

At least 20 credits at Level 1 and 2 (40 in total) from a social science related discipline or the appropriate discovery theme.

Module replaces

SLSP3970 Diaspora and Cultural Hybridity

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module introduces students to the theoretical perspectives on ideology, ethnicity, identity and popular culture. It provides a framework within which students can develop and understand ethnicity through popular forms of representation i.e. film, literature, music and the media. Subjects covered will include:- Theoretical perspectives on ethnicity, identity and diaspora- Identity and cultural hybridity- Ethnic minorities across generations in Britain- Minority perspectives and art- Cinematic representations of race and ethnicity- Black feminism and representations of gender in diasporic culture.

Objectives

This module introduces students to the theoretical perspectives on ideology, ethnicity, identity and popular culture. It provides a framework within which students can develop and understand ethnicity through popular forms of representation i.e. film, literature, music and the media.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students should be able to:

- Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the recurring themes within the creativity of ethnic minorities.
- Have an awareness of the dynamics involving migration and the settlement of ethnic minorities.
- Be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of theoretical perspectives on ethnic identities, diasporic cultures and cultural hybridity.
- Have an awareness of the issues affecting ethnic minorities
- Be able to critically analyse representations in diasporic cultures.


Syllabus

Theoretical perspectives on ethnicity, identity and diaspora
Identity and cultural hybridity
Ethnic minorities across generations in Britain
Minority perspectives and art
Cinematic representations of race and ethnicity
Black feminism and representations of gender in diasporic culture.

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
Lecture112.0022.00
Seminar101.0010.00
Private study hours168.00
Total Contact hours32.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- 4 hours reading per lecture: 44 hours
- 4 hours reading per seminar: 40 hours
- Preparation and writing for assessed work: 84 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Attendance and participation at seminars.

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
Essay1 x 4,000 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: 08/10/2020 11:57:52

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