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SO4571: CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON RACE AND ETHNICITY (2022-2023)

Last modified: 27 Jun 2022 09:30


Course Overview

From the Black Lives Matter movement to the ‘migrant crisis’ in the Mediterranean and even the increasing prevalence of cultural ‘blackfishing’, race and ethnicity are increasingly important – and controversial – topics. This course takes a global approach, focusing on key debates and perspectives in race and ethnicity and providing deeper insight into the social, economic, and cultural structures which shape our everyday interactions and understandings of race and ethnicity.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Sarah Burton

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Sociology (SO)
  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • SO4071 Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

From the Black Lives Matter movement to the ‘migrant crisis’ in the Mediterranean and even the increasing prevalence of cultural ‘blackfishing’, race and ethnicity are increasingly important – and controversial – topics. This course takes a global approach, focusing on key debates and perspectives in race and ethnicity and providing deeper insight into the social, economic, and cultural structures which shape our everyday interactions and understandings of race and ethnicity. Students may study topics including race and protest movements (e.g., The Black Panthers, The Zapatistas), misogynoir in the beauty industry, the racialisation of refugees and migrants, the relationship between race and Anglocentrism, and literatures around Afro-Futurism and black utopias, as well as broader concepts such as cosmopolitanism, nationalism, xenophobia, and citizenship.

The course takes a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach and emphasises the historical, cultural, social, and political processes through which race and ethnicity are ‘made’ and experienced. Ultimately students will be able to gain a deeper understanding of race and ethnicity, both on a structural and global level and in terms of the personal, the everyday, and identity.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 27 - 35, 40

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks 40,41 Feedback Weeks 43,44

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseAs a result of this course, students will develop the ability to critically analyse the relationship between race, ethnicity, and forms of social, cultural, and economic power.
ConceptualApplyAs a result of this course, students will develop the ability to apply key sociological concepts and theories to the study of race and ethnicity.
FactualRememberAs a result of this course, students will obtain fundamental knowledge of contemporary social and sociological perspectives, debates, and questions regarding race and ethnicity.
ReflectionEvaluateAs a result of this course, students will learn to understand their own role in the power dynamics of race and ethnicity, both globally and locally.

Reflective Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 30 Feedback Weeks 33

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Feedback

Feedback will be providing within three weeks of submission either in writing, in person, or online.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseAs a result of this course, students will develop the ability to critically analyse the relationship between race, ethnicity, and forms of social, cultural, and economic power.
ConceptualApplyAs a result of this course, students will develop the ability to apply key sociological concepts and theories to the study of race and ethnicity.
FactualRememberAs a result of this course, students will obtain fundamental knowledge of contemporary social and sociological perspectives, debates, and questions regarding race and ethnicity.
ReflectionEvaluateAs a result of this course, students will learn to understand their own role in the power dynamics of race and ethnicity, both globally and locally.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Take Home Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 49,50 Feedback Weeks 53

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Feedback

Students will be required to submit a 4500-word exam essay at home (i.e., not on campus) during the resit diet.

Feedback will be providing within three weeks of submission either in writing, in person, or online.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberAs a result of this course, students will obtain fundamental knowledge of contemporary social and sociological perspectives, debates, and questions regarding race and ethnicity.
ConceptualApplyAs a result of this course, students will develop the ability to apply key sociological concepts and theories to the study of race and ethnicity.
ConceptualAnalyseAs a result of this course, students will develop the ability to critically analyse the relationship between race, ethnicity, and forms of social, cultural, and economic power.
ReflectionEvaluateAs a result of this course, students will learn to understand their own role in the power dynamics of race and ethnicity, both globally and locally.

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