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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SLSP2082 Racism and Ethnicity Studies

20 creditsClass Size: 80

Module manager: Ian Law
Email: I.G.Law@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

Pre-requisite qualifications

Normally 40 credits taken within the Faculty of ESSL or related disciplines.

Module replaces

SLSP2080 Sociology of Race

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module will give you skills and knowledge to enable you to understand theoretical and conceptual debates within the sociology of race and the sociology of ethnicity, and their implications for understanding and challenging problems of racism, inequality and diveristy, with particular reference to Britain and Europe. This will involve the acquisition of knowledge relative to patterns of continuity and change in racism and ethnicity, and an awareness of the relationship between ethnic and cultural diversity and social inequality. Topics covered include: the return of scientific racism, institutional racism, multiculturalism, anti-racism, race in the news, debates over affirmative action in the UKL and the US, racism in universities, violent racism and how to manage ethnic diversity in public services such as health.Contact: Ian Law i.g.law@leeds.ac.uk or undergradsociologysocialpolicy@leeds.ac.uk

Objectives

On successful completion of this module students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical and conceptual debates within the sociology of race and their implications for understanding and challenging problems of racism and racial inequality, with particular reference to Britain. This will involve the acquisition of knowledge relative to patterns of continuity and change in racism and ethnicity, 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

History of representations of race; development of white racism and black and ethnic minority settlement in the UK; theories of racism, migration and ethnicity; politics of anti-racism; immigration and race relations legislation; race and policy debates in a range of institutional contexts: welfare state, criminal justice system, media.

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
Lecture111.0011.00
Seminar101.0010.00
Private study hours179.00
Total Contact hours21.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

22 hours preparation for lectures;
100 hours for seminars and formative essays;
57 hours for revision or assessed essays.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

One formative essay of 2,000 words;
Seminar/tutorial attendance/participation;
Seminar/tutorial presentation/group work.

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
Essay4,500 words60.00
In-course AssessmentIn tutorial assessment - 45 mins written assessment on pre-set topic40.00
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: 12/06/2009

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