Undergraduate Module Descriptor


POL2081: Thinking about Race: Perspectives from the Biological and Social Sciences

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level5
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Darren Schreiber (Lecturer)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

Throughout history and across many contexts, racial and ethnic conflicts have often led to costly and bloody ends.  Why?  This course explores the origins and power of ethnic conflicts from a variety of perspectives: psychology, politics, economics, neuroscience, sociology, law, genetics, and neuroscience.  With this diversity of evidence in mind, we will consider the degree to which our racial and ethnic divisions are a consequence of a more fundamental tendency to form coalitions, a tendency at the heart of politics in humans and other species.

Module created

14/06/13

Last revised

30/04/2015