Racism And Modernity SOCIO5021

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description




Requirements of Entry

The normal qualification for admission to study for a higher degree by research or course work is a degree with at least upper second class honours in a relevant subject or combination of subjects. In special circumstances, other academic or professional qualifications may be recognised as equivalent, depending on the discretion of the Head of department.


Imperialism and the Modern World - currently under process of submission - is the other core option on the proposed new MSc in Racism and Imperialism.


  Class Essay

Course Aims

As one of the core courses of the MSc in Racism and Imperialism, the primary aim of this course is to introduce students to the key theories that seek to explain both the historical formation of racism and the conditions for its reproduction today. The course will be multidisciplinary in nature drawing liberally from history as well as social sciences like sociology and anthropology.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course, students should:
· have acquired a scientific vocabulary with which to discuss theories of race and racism.
· show an awareness of the role played by the processes of racialization and racism in the making of the modern world.
· have become thoroughly familiar with the key literature in the area.
· be able to demonstrate this familiarity through seminar presentations and written work.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits