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.
This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. 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. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- Anthropology and International Development BA
- Economics and International Development BA
- Geography BA
- Geography and International Development BA
- Geography with a Language BA
- International Development BA
- International Development with a Language BA
- International Relations and Development BA
- Liberal Arts BA
- Sociology and International Development BA