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School of Politics and International Relations

POL390 Race and Racism in World Politics: Independent Research

POL390 Race and Racism in World Politics: Independent Research (POL390B - Spring)

Credits: 15
Semester: B

Module Convenor: Prof Laleh Khalili
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: POL377

Description: This module builds on the intellectual foundations of POL377 Race and Racism in World Politics. It allows the student to expand upon their interests in race through self-directed but supervised and structured study.  Via a series of cumulative assignments the student will develop practical research skills in studying race and racism. Each student will address the same research question: “how is life in London racialized?” To address this question students will undertake a literature review, a concept review, and fieldwork including “heritage walks” and social media observation.  Finally the student will synthesise all elements of the project into an answer to the research question. They will express this answer on an A1 presentation that combines text and images. 

Assessment: Assessment: Literature Review – 1000 words (20%), Field Report – 2000 words (40%), Final Presentation – 10 page PowerPoint (40%)
Level: 6