Liberal Arts

Global Humanities 1: Identities in a Global Context

Module code: Q9110
Level 4
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Workshop
Assessment modes: Coursework

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.

Module learning outcomes

  • Think critically and comparatively about global and local issues.
  • Make interdisciplinary connections betweenmodes of understanding topics in global identity.
  • Produce and defend arguments.
  • Identify key aspects of a topic and show ability to reflect on and develop further understanding of it.