International relations

Colonialism and Modern Social Theory

Module code: 021IRS
Level 6
30 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework, Essay

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Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the ways in which colonialism was central to the development of the traditions of modern social and political theory.
  • Evaluate the thought of the different thinkers addressed in the module in the context of their time.
  • Critically assess the strengths and limitations of modern social thought and its influence on contemporary constructions of relations, including international relations, among individuals, institutions, and wider society
  • Clarify and critically discuss the concepts developed by selected theorists and theories