Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Cultures of Colonialism

Module F8030S

Module details for 2017/18.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module introduces students to the colonial practices, discourses and cultures across the nineteenth century British Empire and their legacies. It examines the British metropole and its colonies within a single analytical framework, tracking the exchange of people, ideas and objects along the networks that connected them. Initially students will cover the main approaches to the study of British colonialism, including traditional imperial history and postcolonialism. The latter part of the module investigates cultural, social and political impacts of British colonialism at specific sites across the empire, including India, North America and New Zealand.

Module learning outcomes

Systematic understanding of a range of processes shaping notions of identity and forms of exclusion

Systematic understanding of the ways that relations of power are manifested in, and conditioned through, geographical and cultural differentiation

The ability to work effectively with others in the preparation of sophisticated presentations

Demonstrate competence in presentation skills, essay writing and learned questioning

TypeTimingWeighting
Coursework40.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT2 Week 10 100.00%
Essay (3000 words)Semester 2 Assessment Week 1 Wed 16:0060.00%
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 SemesterWorkshop2 hours11111111111
Spring SemesterSeminar1 hour11111111111

How to read the week pattern

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

Miss Emilia Roycroft

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

Dr John Barlow

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/278547

Dr Fae Dussart

Convenor, Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/175386

Prof David Ockwell

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/197916

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