Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Decolonial Movements

Module 002ID2

Module details for 2017/18.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

Colonial forms of power, knowledge and social ordering exist despite a broader move towards post-colonial societies. This module examines the historical and geographical context of colonialism and introduces decolonial political projects and intellectual traditions, predominantly from countries in the global South. The first section of the course will critically analyse key theoretical perspectives from postcolonial theory, subaltern studies and decolonial thinking. The second section will address the question of how to decolonise knowledge. Finally, the last section will examine a number of emancipatory political struggles for decolonised futures – including indigenous, feminist, environmental and black movements – from the past and present.

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate a systematic knowledge and understanding of key theoretical perspectives from postcolonial theory, subaltern studies and decolonial thought.

Critically reflect on the ideas, theories and assumptions of dominant paradigms of power, knowledge and social ordering.

Critically analyse the historical and geographical contexts that shape subaltern resistance and decolonial movements.

Independently identify and explore appropriate empirical evidence and case studies of decolonial movements in the past and present.

Critically apply knowledge of key theoretical perspectives to analyse, evaluate and assess the implications of different movements and struggles on future decolonial political projects.

TypeTimingWeighting
Essay (3500 words)Semester 2 Assessment Week 1 Wed 16:0080.00%
Coursework20.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT2 Week 7 100.00%
Timing

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

Weighting

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

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterSeminar3 hours11111111111

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Dr Elizabeth Mills

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/226593

Dr Anna Laing

Assess convenor, Convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/397849

Miss Ellie Margott

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/387198

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/214700

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