Sociology Of Racism SOCIO4052

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2 (Alternate Years)
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

■ a range of theoretical frameworks will be provided with which to understand the processes of racialization and ethnic group formation that have shaped societies such as the UK, US and mainland Europe;

■ key concepts presented relating to the study of racism including race, racialization, racism, antiracism, identity, ethnicity, nation and nationalism;

■ the theoretical, economic, political and cultural/ideological aspects of racism at different levels will be investigated, with particular attention being paid to the origins of racism, the conditions for its reproduction in the contemporary world, and, the part played by key social actors such as the state, elites and the working class in racializing social relations (and on occasions, challenging its most visible manifestations);

Timetable

20 contact hours over the course of a single semester. This will normally consist of 2 hours per week and may be a combination of lectures and seminars/workshops.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

Entry to Honours Sociology requires a grade point average of 12 (Grade C) over Sociology 2A and Sociology 2B as a first attempt.

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None.

Assessment

This course will be assessed by an essay. Students must write one 4,000 word essay from a list of specified topics. This essay will be worth 100% of the final course mark.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

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Course Aims

The course forms part of the subject area's Honours programme and its aims embody the intentions of this programme. The principle aim is to build on some of the central themes of Level 1 and 2 modules and provide students with a sound knowledge and critical understanding of the sociological study of racism. More specifically, the course aims to:

 

■ provide students with a range of theoretical frameworks with which to understand the processes of racialization and ethnic group formation that have shaped societies such as the UK, US and mainland Europe;

■ enable students to gain a grasp of key concepts related to the study of racism including race, racialization, racism, antiracism, identity, ethnicity, nation and nationalism;

■ investigate the theoretical, economic, political and cultural/ideological aspects of racism at different levels, with particular attention being paid to the origins of racism, the conditions for its reproduction in the contemporary world, and, the part played by key social actors such as the state, elites and the working class in racializing social relations (and on occasions, challenging its most visible manifestations);

■ encourage students to develop their own learning skills through reading, discussion, research and writing.

■ enhance your transferable and inter-personal skills, particularly in communication, time management, individual and group research work.

■ provide you with a wide range of skills that will meet the demands of the modern labour market. 

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ discuss theories of racism and ethnic group formation;

■ demonstrate a critical awareness of the significance of processes of racialization and ethnic group formation in the making of the modern world;

■ explain the relationship between racism and social exclusion;

■ demonstrate an informed working knowledge of the literature in the area and demonstrated this in writing;

■ improve their  analytical and oral skills through attendance and active participation in lectures and seminars.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

N/A