2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MA Race and Resistance
|Programme code:||MA-HIST/R&R||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
Total credits: 180
Good Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject.
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
School of History
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
School of History
The MA in Race and Resistance aims to provide students with strong research training and breadth and depth of knowledge of historical and theoretical approaches to race and strategies of resistance. It is designed to serve both as a stand-alone introduction to important debates about race, and as a preparation year for subsequent doctoral research. The programme has a strong historical core, but offers a wide range of interdisciplinary components, drawing particularly on literary, sociological and cultural studies methodologies.
The programme is structured around two core modules: a Research Methodology module (HIST 5000M) and the Approaches to Race module (HIST 5838M) which provides a broad conceptual introduction to research on race and resistance in the Americas, Africa, Britain, the Caribbean and India, and which spans a number of disciplines. As part of this module students will participate in a field trip to a local museum or historic house which illuminates Britain’s complex racial history.
In addition to the core modules, students on the programme choose two optional modules. Typical offerings include: Black Internationalism, The Rise and Fall of Apartheid in South Africa; India since 1947: Community, Caste and Political Violence; Patriotic Protest in the U.S.A; Coolies, Convicts and Concubines: Slavery and ‘Unfree’ labour in India and the Indian Ocean World; The European Minorities Problem.
Students will also complete a 15 000 word dissertation. The University of Leeds has considerable research expertise in the area, and has in recent years built up its library holdings in both contemporary printed materials, electronic collections, as well as manuscripts and microforms including for example, the recent purchase of a large collection of South African newspapers from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and American newspapers and civil rights and black power organizational records.
Students in the programme will also have access to a wide range of regular and well-attended inter-disciplinary research seminars including the American Research Seminar, the South-Asian Research Seminar, Centre for Race and Ethnicity studies seminar, the Centre for African Studies Seminar, and the Post-Colonial research group. In addition, core faculty regularly host international workshops and visiting professors, all of which make the University of Leeds a unique and exciting place at which to be pursuing MA studies in the area of race and resistance.
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Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|HIST5000M||Research Methodology in History||30 credits||Semester 1|
|HIST5838M||Approaches to Race||30 credits||Semester 1|
|HIST5840M||MA Race and Resistance: Dissertation||60 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
- Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following list of optional modules.
- Not all optional modules will necessarily be on offer in any given year. The School will not normally expect to run modules with fewer than two students.
|ENGL5105M||Caribbean and Black British Writing||30 credits||Semester 2|
|ENGL5347M||Something rotten: Translatlantic Capitalism and the Literature of Waste 1945-present||30 credits||Not running in 201718|
|ENGL5349M||Race, Empire, Romanticism||30 credits||Not running in 201718|
|ENGL5836M||Turks, Moors, and Jews: Staging the Exotic in the Renaissance||30 credits||Semester 2|
|GEND5105M||Global Genders||30 credits|
|HIST5020M||Making History: Archive Collaborations||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|HIST5233M||Women, Gender and Sexuality: Archives and Approaches||30 credits||Not running in 201718|
|HIST5839M||Black Internationalism||30 credits||Semester 2|
|HIST5841M||India since 1947: Community, Caste and Political Violence||30 credits||Semester 2|
|HIST5844M||Sexuality and Disease in African History||30 credits||Not running in 201718|
|HIST5846M||Contesting Patriarchy: Debating Gender Justice in Colonial and Post-Colonial India.||30 credits||Semester 2|
|HIST5849M||Latin America and the Caribbean from Rebellion to Revolution, 1765-1845||30 credits|
|HIST5865M||Insurgency and Counterinsurgency||30 credits||Semester 2|
|HIST5961M||Anti-Apartheid: Cultures of the Struggle||30 credits||Semester 2|
|HIST5964M||Race and Second Wave Feminism in the US||30 credits||Semester 2|
|SLSP5235M||'Race', Identity and Culture in the Black Atlantic||30 credits|
|SLSP5360M||Researching Inequality in the Media||30 credits||Semester 2|
Last updated: 27/07/2017
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