Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Colonialism and After

Module L2003

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

This module is an introduction to a range of key historical problems and conceptual questions relating to the colonial and postcolonial experiences. Focusing on the characteristics of capitalism, imperialism, and modernity, the module examines the making of the modern world. It provides an introduction to European expansion, the slave economy, the development of wage labour, industrial growth, imperialism, creation of the modern state, genocide, the idea of development, anticolonialism, and the creation of the `third world'.

Module learning outcomes

Knowledge of a range of key historical problems and conceptual questions relating to the colonial and post-colonial experience

Knowledge of the core reading, with some appreciation of the subtlety of debates or different interpretations that might be drawn from particular evidence

Essay (2000 words)Semester 1 Assessment Week 1 Thu 16:0080.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
Group PresentationT1 Week 10 (15 minutes)100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterLecture1 hour111110111111
Autumn SemesterSeminar1 hour111110111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Fae Dussart

Assess convenor

Ms Hannah Leigh

Assess convenor

Dr Grace Carswell

Assess convenor

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor

Prof Alan Lester


Miss Priyanka Patel

Assess convenor

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