2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
SLSP3995 Ethnicity and Popular Culture
20 creditsClass Size: 80
Module manager: Dr Yasmin Hussain
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2020/21
Pre-requisite qualificationsAt least 20 credits at Level 1 and 2 (40 in total) from a social science related discipline or the appropriate discovery theme.
Module replacesSLSP3970 Diaspora and Cultural Hybridity
This module is approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis 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.
ObjectivesThis 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.
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.
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.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||168.00|
|Total Contact hours||32.00|
|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 FeedbackAttendance and participation at seminars.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay||1 x 4,000 words||100.00|
|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
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