Colonialism and After (L2003)
15 credits, Level 4
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, you will examine the making of the modern world.
You’ll be introduced to:
- European expansion
- the slave economy
- the development of wage labour
- industrial growth
- creation of the modern state
- the idea of development
- the creation of the “third world”.
Teaching and assessment
We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 20 hours of contact time and about 130 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2020/21. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.