Global Humanities 4: Futures (Q9121)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module develops an understanding of what might lie ahead of us and how we might talk meaningfully about the future. The module draws on many disciplines and discourses, including utopianism, Afrofuturism, economy and markets, technology, gender futures, sexuality futures, futures of migration, climate, sustainability and democracy as well as futures of work and an understanding of futurology. Students will consider more critically what claims are being made now about the future and understand someof the many ways the future is projected or disavowed and how this affects the present. 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: