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GEO3108 : International and Historical Perspectives on Race (Inactive)

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


Aims: To introduce students to contemporary debate and research on
a) the historical development of racial representations
b) the international development of racial identities

Original Summary:
This course provides 3rd level students with an international and historical introduction to the development of racial identities

Outline Of Syllabus

Part I: Historical Background
Race: The Origins of a Concept
Race and Science
Race in the 19th Century

Part II: International Aspects of the History and Development of the Race Concept
Race in Latin America
Race and ethnicity in the Middle East
Race in Russia
Race in China and Japan
Anti-racism in Historical Perspective
Anti-racism in International Perspective

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture23:006:00Public Lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture181:0018:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching81:008:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching12:002:00Film Screening
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops31:003:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery12:002:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1151:00151:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Rationale and relationship to learning outcomes:
1.Lectures provide basic information on the development of racial identities and introduce different historical and theoretical interpretations of the topic
2.Seminars/Resource-based learning tutorials provide students the opportunity to discuss the issues raised in the lectures as well as to prepare for their take-away exam and project.

Lectures provide a foundation of knowledge which is then further developed through seminars, and team work

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M602500 word written assignment
Essay2M401500 word written assignment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The essay assessment will require students to think across the module, while utilising slightly different skills. Essays will allow students a greater degree of flexibility in setting and developing their own topics of interest and engaging in more empirical or case study detail.

RESIT INFO: 100% unseen exam

Reading Lists