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Unit information: Black Humanities Personal Option Unit 2 in 2020/21

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Unit name Black Humanities Personal Option Unit 2
Unit code MODLM0047
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Ruth Bush
Open unit status Not open




School/department School of Modern Languages
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description including Unit Aims

The Black Humanities Option unit will allow Black Humanities MA students to tailor their programme of study to their own academic interests and aims. It invites student to choose from a selection of UG units offered in this growing field of study, ranging from History, English and History of Art to Modern Languages, Music and Film.

This unit will enable students to:

Identify a suitable topic for a small-scale independent research project arising from a taught unit of their choice.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students will have:

  1. Identified and analysed key themes and approaches in the chosen unit of study.
  2. Discussed and evaluated the debates and discourse opened up by the chosen unit of study in correlation with those examined in the wider MA programme.
  3. Worked with primary sources and select pertinent evidence in order to illustrate/demonstrate specific and more general points.
  4. Presented and researched in written forms and styles appropriate to the discipline of the chosen unit of study and to M level.

Teaching Information

Teaching will be delivered online through a combination of synchronous sessions and asynchronous activities, including seminars, lectures, and collaborative as well as self-directed learning opportunities supported by tutor consultation.

Assessment Information

One 5,000 word essay (100%)

Conduct a small-scale independent study. Produce a 5,000 word essay that reflects an engagement with the unit of choice alongside the themes, issues and discourses that arise in the wider MA programme.

Reading and References

As for the unit that is chosen.