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IL030 - South Asia in Britain: Connections, Communities and Conflict

  • Module code: IL030
  • Module name: South Asia in Britain: Connections, Communities and Conflict
  • Department: Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim of this module is to look at the ways in which contemporary Britain has been and is actively being shaped by its Empire. This interdisciplinary module focuses upon the way in which historically Britain's relationship with South Asia has shaped its contemporary economic, social and political life. The module begins by looking the history of the Empire and South Asians in Britain through a critical lens.

Principal learning outcomes

The seminars will carry forward and consolidate the learnings from the lecture through a combination of activities such as debates, discussions, reviews, close reading and audio-visual materials. Activities are aimed at stimulating critical thinking and discussion around the ways in which contemporary Britain has been and is actively being shaped by its Empire and the various axes of south Asian diasporic identities.

Timetabled teaching activities

The module will consist of 10 two hour sessions, for around twenty students, from across the University's departments.

Departmental link

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/iatl/activities/modules/ugmodules/southasiainbritain

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: IL030-12)
A (Assessed work only) Student-led community conference 30%
  Academic essay (1500 words) 70%
15 CATS (Module code: IL030-15)
A (Assessed work only) Student-led community conference 30%
  Academic essay (2000 words) 70%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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