Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Culture, Race and Ethnicity

Module V3026

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

This module examines the relationship between ideas of culture, race and ethnicity both historically and in contemporary society. Students will examine a range of empirical examples that demonstrate how the concepts have been used - sometimes separately, sometimes in interlocking ways - in political projects or movements. Particular focus will be placed on the construction of 'whiteness'. Examples may include the use of race in nineteenth century colonial administration, the politics of ethnicity in post-war London or the rise of the new right in contemporary Europe.

Module learning outcomes

Summarise and synthesise ideas and debates in the field.

Place concepts in a comparative framework.

Recognise the differences and similarities between concepts of race, ethnicity and culture.

Engage critically with debates over the relationship between race, ethnicity and cuture and seek out and use electronic and paper-based information resources effectively.

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
PortfolioA2 Week 2 100.00%

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
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Spring SemesterSeminar1 hour111111111111

How to read the week pattern

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

Dr Katie Walsh

Assess convenor, Convenor

Dr John Barlow

Assess convenor

Prof Divya Tolia-Kelly

Convenor, Assess convenor

Dr Naaz Rashid

Assess convenor, Convenor

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