Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3135: Philosophy and Sociology of Race
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)
Dr Celso Alves Neto (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
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.