Decolonial Movements (002ID2)
30 credits, Level 6
Colonial forms of power, knowledge and social ordering exist despite a broader move towards post-colonial societies. This module examines the historical and geographical context of colonialism and introduces decolonial political projects and intellectual traditions, predominantly from countries in the global South. The first section of the course will critically analyse key theoretical perspectives from postcolonial theory, subaltern studies and decolonial thinking. The second section will address the question of how to decolonise knowledge. Finally, the last section will examine a number of emancipatory political struggles for decolonised futures – including indigenous, feminist, environmental and black movements – from the past and present.
20%: Coursework (Essay)
80%: Written assessment (Essay)
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.
We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, 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.
This module is offered on the following courses: