GEO3153 : Geographies of Race and Nation
GEO3153 : Geographies of Race and Nation
- Offered for Year: 2023/24
- Module Leader(s): Professor Alastair Bonnett
- Lecturer: Dr Soudeh Ghaffari, Dr Raksha Pande
- Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
|European Credit Transfer System|
Modules you must have done previously to study this module
|GEO2103||Development & Globalisation|
Pre Requisite Comment
Students must have taken one of the three pre-requisite modules at stage 2.
Modules you need to take at the same time
Co Requisite Comment
• To introduce students to contemporary debates on race, place and nation
• To introduce students to contemporary debates on the international development of racial identities
• To critically interrogate the concept of race as a meaningful category
• To encourage students to develop independent learning skills through reading, research and writing on race and ethnicity
Outline Of Syllabus
PART I GEOGRAPHY, RACE AND PLACE
Introduction: What is Race?
Race and the City
Environmental and Rural Racism
White Identities and White Privilege
Brexit, Race and Migration
PART II RACIAL AND ETHNIC IDENTITIES IN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Race and Modernities + Race and Ethnicity in India
Race and Ethnicity in China, Japan and the Middle East
Race, Ethnicity and Colonialism in Malaysia + Race in Latin America
Race and Ethnicity in Russia and the Ukraine
Anti-racism in International Perspective
Intended Knowledge Outcomes
By the end of the module students should have demonstrated:
• Knowledge and understanding of race as a social construct but one that has material consequences
• Knowledge an understanding of the interrelationships between race, place and nationhood
• Knowledge and understanding of the spatial and international dimensions of racialisation
• A familiarity with the literature on geography and race, including the spatial and international dimensions of racialisation
• An ability to apply theories, concepts and ideas on race and racialisation to a variety of case studies/examples
Intended Skill Outcomes
INTENDED SKILLS OUTCOMES
• An ability to synthesis contemporary literature and research on race and ethnicity
• An ability to critically evaluate contrasting approaches to race, place and nation at national and international scales
• An ability to present clear, evidence-based arguments
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||1:00||1:00||Assessment guidance lecture|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||2||66:30||133:00||Directed research, reading and composition of writing for assessment|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||11||2:00||22:00||PiP if possible - Lectures|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||9||1:00||9:00||PiP if possible - Seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||1||3:00||3:00||Assessment surgery support|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||16||2:00||32:00||Guided independent study preparation for small group teaching|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide a foundation of knowledge which is then further developed through small group teaching and assessment:
1. Lectures provide key information on the development of racial identities and introduce different historical and theoretical interpretations of the topic
2. Small group teaching and drop-ins provide students the opportunity to discuss the issues raised in the lectures as well as to prepare for the assessment
3. The extended assessment enables students to put learning skills into practice
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||M||50||2000 word essay|
|Essay||2||M||50||2000 word essay|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The written assessment will require students to develop independent research skills, an ability to critically assess and analyze different source material presented in lectures, small group teaching and guided-reading. They assessment aims to practice good writing skills and enable students to demonstrate nuanced, convincing, evidence-based arguments.
Past Exam Papers
In 22-23 we trialled the module as 'long and thin' across both semesters. Although we are only halfway through teaching we intend to keep it the same for next year.
Please note the staffing change and module leader change to cover for the original module leader's research leave. The course material stays the same.
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