20 credits at level HE5
Considering the heterogeneous structure of community life in Britain and the changing nature of ethnicity, including debates about identities as they relate to Englishness/Irishness
Exploring the complexity of racism and its impact on the experience of ethnic minority groups.
Examining the process of discrimination both individual and institutional.
The socially constructed nature of ‘race’ and the complexity of racism as a concept.
Ethnicity in its broadest sense as it relates to cultural identity.
The experience of migration and the processes of adaptation, assimilation and integration.
The value of ethnic diversity, eg, ‘Age-as-leveller’ theories of old age in contrast to the ` double jeopardy theory `.
The use of social policies to combat prejudice and discrimination and empower those who are disadvantaged
Learning and Teaching
Teaching is in small groups with an emphasis on a formal lecture plus interactive exercises to facilitate student involvement. Speakers eg, from the Race Equality Council are introduced to offer first hand experience of combating racial discrimination.
The assessment will take the form of a 4000-5000 word essay and a seminar presentation.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Use major concepts and theories regarding ethnicity and race.||Provide a written submission showing an understanding and critical awareness of concepts relating to ethnicity and race and major theoretical positions explaining prejudice.|
|2.||Apply these in a community and policy context.
||Demonstrate through discussion and written submissions how policies can be affected by the above and how prejudice can affect people.|
|3.||Analyse issues of race and ethnicity in an informed and critical way.
||Through written submission and seminar demonstrate an ability to analyse issues related to to the fortunes of ethnic minorities and possible prejudice.|
|4.||Critically engage in theoretical debates utilising contemporary research and theoretical frameworks.||Demonstrate an ability to find contemporary research related to the issues and possible inequalities faced by some groups of people and show how theory can relate to outcomes.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||A 4000-5000 word essay.||A presentation.|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
No restrictions apply.
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Blakemore & Boneham M (1993) Age, Race and Ethnicity Open University: Milton Keynes
A. Brah et al ( eds ) ( 1999) Thinking Identities: Ethnicity , Racism and Culture Macmillan
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Wellman D (1997) Portraits of White Racism CUP: Cambridge
|Host Subject Group:||Health, Social and Community Studies|
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