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FM4124   Race and Representation

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: TBC

This module introduces students to discussions and debates around race and representation in film and a range of screen media. How have screen media constructed race, for science, politics, entertainment, and culture? And in what ways have they offered opportunities to challenge understandings and expectations? To answer these questions students will explore a range of theories and approaches to critically engage with race and media (including film, television, social media, and video games) with attention to semiotics, critical race theory, intersectionality and history. Due to the size and scope of the topic, contexts can offer a focus on one nation or a comparison of race and representation across nations.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass FM2001 and pass FM2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour seminar, plus screening.

Scheduled learning hours: 55

Guided independent study hours: 245

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Written examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr L Torchin
Module teaching staff: Dr L Torchin, Dr T Rice, Dr K Dootson