Global Humanities 1: Identities in a Global Context (Q9110)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module introduces students to a variety of ways of understanding a globalised society and the kinds of identities that it incorporates, produces or threatens. Indicative topics will range across language and its relation to identity; how global histories are mediated and how they live within us; the effects of decolonisation; borders and identity; gender and sexual identities; and regional identity in a globalised world. The module will explore representations of these topics in film, media, social media, historical accounts, world literature, and anthropological study. Teaching will be delivered by experts drawn from across a range of academic disciplines, creating a dynamic space where connections between arguments and ideas can come into view.

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 22 hours of contact time and about 128 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: