University of Sussex Business School

Colonialism and After (L2003)

Colonialism and After

Module L2003

Module details for 2022/23.

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 (1500 words)Semester 1 Assessment Week 2 Mon 16:0080.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT1 Week 5 100.00%

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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Autumn SemesterSeminar1 hour11111111111

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

Prof Alan Lester

Assess convenor, Convenor

Prof Anne-Meike Fechter

Assess convenor

Dr Elizabeth Mills

Assess convenor

Dr Fae Dussart


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