Reparations Now (Part Two): Slavery, Colonialism and Human Rights in Contemporary Perspective HIST5163
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Humanities
- Credits: 40
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
Reparations Now: Slavery, Colonialism and Human Rights in Contemporary Perspective will take a student-led approach to creating a syllabus in co-operation with the cohort of students at the University of the West Indies. The course will employ a variety of synchronous and asynchronous online tools to connect the two courses at Glasgow and UWI, including shared online seminars (for example, using the Library & Special Collections' Virtual Collections Classroom), online discussion forums, recorded lectures and collaborative writing exercises.
1 x two-hour seminar over 22 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus.
Requirements of Entry
Standard entry to Masters at College level.
Blog post 1000 words (20%)
Oral presentation 10 minutes, 1000 words (20%)
Policy paper 3000 words (60%)
This course aims to:
■ assess how different reparations programmes are implemented;
■ relate how movements have emerged around reparative justice, drawing on examples from Glasgow and the UK;
■ appraise the nuances of the issues of reparations and reparative justice;
■ evaluate the impact of the legacies of slavery, colonialism, and apartheid on the social, political and economic fabric of the UK and the Caribbean;
■ appraise these issues and so encourage critical and independent thinking;
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ apply the essential theoretical approaches to movements for reparative justice, both in the past and in the present;
■ evaluate the central issues, approaches and debates over the legacies of slavery, empire and apartheid on daily lives, using both textual and oral sources;
■ discuss themes concerning reparative justice through oral presentations, position papers, reading responses, sample policy recommendations and academic papers;
■ differentiate different scholarly interpretations and professional perspectives on reparations and reparative justice;
■ express their positionality, values and ethics regarding current controversies over reparations, decolonisation, representation, equalities and anti-racist research and practice.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.