University of Sussex Business School

Colonialism and Modern Social Theory (021IRS)

Colonialism and Modern Social Theory

Module 021IRS

Module details for 2019/20.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the ways in which colonialism was central to the development of the traditions of modern social and political theory.

Evaluate the thought of the different thinkers addressed in the module in the context of their time.

Critically assess the strengths and limitations of modern social thought and its influence on contemporary constructions of relations, including international relations, among individuals, institutions, and wider society

Clarify and critically discuss the concepts developed by selected theorists and theories

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT2 Week 7 100.00%
Essay (3500 words)Semester 2 Assessment Week 1 Mon 16:0070.00%

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
Spring SemesterSeminar3 hours11111111111

How to read the week pattern

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

Dr David Wearing

Convenor, Assess convenor

Dr Melanie Richter-Montpetit

Assess convenor

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