Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL2120: Philosophy and Sociology of Race
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:
- Do Races Exist? Biological Realism, Constructivism, and Skepticism
- ‘Race’ Eliminativism
- Racial Classifications in Medicine: what’s the use?
- Definitions of Racism: Psychological, Structural, Intersectional, Monism, and Pluralism
- Expressions of Racism: Epistemic Injustice, Privilege, Colour-Blindness, and Social Dynamics
- Racism in Practice: Black Lives Matter, Reparations, and Social Justice
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||22||Weekly 2-hour lectures/seminars or 1 hour lecture + 1 hour seminar.|
|Guided independent study||83||Private research in preparation for essay writing and written exam. Instructions will be given via ELE.|
|Guided independent study||45||Private study: reading the assigned material for classes and additional readings|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).