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IR4538   Identities, Belonging and Others

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

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: 12.00 noon - 1.30 pm Tue

The module explores the processes of collective identity formation and is role in conflict; students will analyse the processes by which individuals form group attachments and come to be recognised as belonging to a particular community. Yet these processes of demarcation also are performances of exclusion, establishing boundaries of those to be trusted and those who may be subject to violent repudiation. The module will explore conceptions of nationalism and ethnicity and how the constructions of each can lead to communal violence. Similarly students will examine modes of reproduction and transmission of class and gender identities, and how all of these fluid identities shift and realign while maintaining distinctions, designating who belongs and who is other.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass IR2006

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 1-hour lecture (x 10 weeks), 1 x 1-hour tutorial (x 10 weeks), 2 consultation hours with Coordinator (x 12 weeks). 2 hours examination feedback in week 1 of following semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 46

Guided independent study hours: 254

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

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

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr J Murer