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School of Politics and International Relations

POL377 Race and Racism in World Politics

POL377 Race and Racism in World Politics (POL377A - Autumn)

Credits: 15
Semester: A

Module Convenor: Prof Laleh Khalili
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Description: This module will introduce students to the theoretical and practical importance of race and racism in the historical construction of modern world order. The module will also enable students to assess the continued – and possibly transformed - significance of race and racism for contemporary world politics.  Tackling the various topics in the module, students will re-examine a number of concepts and issue areas all of which hold contemporary importance for the International Relations discipline (IR). Although the focus of the course is on political issues, adequately analysing “race” nevertheless requires an inter-disciplinary approach that combines work undertaken in anthropology, history, sociology and literature. Students will therefore also benefit from an inter-disciplinary approach to key issue areas in International Relations.

Connected course(s): Compulsory for: None
Assessment: Critical synthesis – 1000 words (40%, Research Essay – 2500 words (60%)
Level: 6