Global Humanities 1: Global Identities (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.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

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.

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 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: