Undergraduate Module Descriptor

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

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The course is organized around a series of different perspectives on the topic of race.

Book:   Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Political Psychology of Race

     Group Threat

     Social Dominance Orientation

     Symbolic Racism

     Principled Conservativism

     Implicit/Explicit Attitudes

Biology of Race

     Evolutionary Psychology

     Neuroscience and Race

     Genetics and Race

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities2211 x 2 hour seminar
Guided Independent Study44Preparing for Seminar - Reading and Research
Guided Independent Study84Completing assessment tasks - Reading, Research and Writing

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/