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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2127: Philosophy and Sociology of Race

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Celso Alves Neto (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

Yes

In this module, we examine the nature of race and racism in contemporary society. We investigate whether races do exist and how the belief in their existence (or inexistence) might have significant socio-political consequences. Moreover, we analyse the key features of racism and their psychological and social dimensions, such as implicit bias, epistemic injustice, and colour-blindness. The module is highly recommended for interdisciplinary pathways, and it is suitable for non-specialist students interested in the social-scientific and philosophical analysis of racial relations. 

Module created

22/02/2022

Last revised

22/02/2022