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School of Politics and International Relations

POL399 Race and US Politics

POL399 Race and US Politics (POL399b - Spring)

Credits: 15
Semester: B

Module Convenor: Dr Richard Johnson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Description: This module studies the politics of the United States through the lens of its racial divisions. The module will help students understand why race, particularly the black-white divide, has been and continues to be central to American political life and development. In the module, students will gain a deep theoretical and historical understanding of racial formation in the United States before moving on to apply these insights to current debates about the role of race in American democracy and public policy.

Connected course(s): Compulsory for: None
Assessment: Essay – 2500 words (40%) and 2 hour exam (60%)
Level: 6