Between Europe and the Middle East: Critical Questions of Citizenship and Identity
This module will focus on two geo-political regions: Europe and the Middle East in order to explore and analyse a set of relevant discourses that pertain to understandings and experiences of citizenship and the political conditions for full citizenship.
Discourses of freedom, human rights, democracy, gender and multi-culturalism will be of particular concern. These discourses will be situated within the specific regions of Europe and the Middle East and the module will end with the case example of Turkey as a country which perhaps bridges the Middle East and Europe.
Dissertation in Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights
You will undertake a supervised dissertation of 15,000 words on a topic of their choice (subject to the approval of the course director).
Globalisation, Citizenship and Identity
This module considers the following key debates in the contemporary study of citizenship, identities and globalisation:
- Global and cosmopolitan citizenship
- Globalisation, identity and violence
- Gendering globalisation and citizenship, and globalising gender
- Minorities, multiculturalism and politics of difference
- Intimate/sexual citizenship
- From 'imagined communities' to the 'shock of denationalisation'
- Ethnicity: culture politicized
- Globalisation and 'resistance identities'
- Transnationalism and diasporas
- Theories of (contemporary) racism
Human Rights and Critical Modern Slavery
This module critically interrogates dominant liberal discourse on human rights and modern slavery.
Drawing on academic, popular and policy debate on human rights and case studies of phenomena that are deemed to constitute contemporary human enslavement - such as human trafficking, prostitution, domestic servitude, worst forms of child labour, forced labour and bonded labour in a number of sectors and regions - the module offers an opportunity to critically deconstruct the theoretical and political assumptions that underpin this discourse.
The module ultimately aims to draw your attention to the deep connections between human rights and social, economic and political inequality on the basis of gender, class, race, sexuality, age and other identity markers under contemporary conditions of globalisation.
Researching Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights
This module provides a general introduction to a range of key issues in the design and conduct of social research, explores the interplay between philosophical, methodological and ethical issues in research on global citizenship, identities and human rights, and provides guidance on writing both a dissertation proposal and a dissertation.
The module is taught by means of seminars and workshops. By the end of the module you will be equipped with the methodological and practical skills to critically evaluate research evidence on global citizenship, identities and human rights and to carry out independent research for your dissertation.
You will need to choose a further 40 credits of optional modules. This includes modules from other courses within and outside the School of Sociology and Social Policy (subject to approval).
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.