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SO342 - Race, Resistance and Modernity

  • Module code: SO342
  • Module name: Race, Resistance and Modernity
  • Department: Sociology
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

‘The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the colour line’ - W. E. B. Du Bois To understand race in the twenty-first century, we have to understand its historical expressions and the ways in which it has been used to argue against the establishment of inequalities on this basis. This module enables you to understand the ways in which race has been used as a mode of resistance to various inequalities generated by the modern world. You'll engage critically with key historical moments in the shaping of ‘modernity’ from the Haitian Revolution to struggles for decolonization to the US Civil Rights movements and beyond.

Principal learning outcomes

You'll use historical sources as well as critical Black scholarship to examine these issues in global context and welcomes students bringing their own knowledge and expertise to bear on the discussions. It should be noted that this module is not a straightforward sociology of race and race-relations module. Rather it examines the racialized ordering of the world and of the ways of knowing that world.

Timetabled teaching activities

This module will run in the Autumn Term.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/prospective/ugstudy/modules/so342

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: SO342-15)
A (Assessed work only) 3000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • BA in Sociology (L301) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (L303) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (L304) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (L305) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L306) - Year 4
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L308) - Year 4
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L309) - Year 4
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L310) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Sociology and Quantitative Methods (L311) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (ML13) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (with Intercalated year) (ML14) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Sociology (ML33) - Year 4
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (ML34) - Year 4
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (with Intercalated year) (ML35) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate French with Sociology (R1L3) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MM) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MQ) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MS) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History and Sociology (VL13) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate History and Sociology (with Year Abroad) (VL14) - Year 4