Race, Ethnicity and Identity (L6090)
30 credits, Level 6
This module focuses on theories of race, ethnicity and identity. You will apply diverse approaches to race, ethnicitiy and identity to historical and contemporary ethnographic contexts.
As well as examining the ways in which racial and ethnic identities have been constructed across time and space, we interrogate these constructions with specific reference to:
- the development of anthropology
- slavery and colonialism
- scientific racism
- postcolonial political regimes
- postcolonial feminism
- conflict and genocide
- identity-based mass violence
- diaspora, transnationalism and the Black Atlantic
- contemporary understandings of race and racism in its myriad forms
- multicultural lives and hybridity.
You are assessed by a 7,000-word dissertation.
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 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 267 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, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses: