SP414 Half Unit
Ethnicity, Race and Social Policy
This information is for the 2020/21 session.
Prof Coretta Phillips OLD.2.28
This course is available on the MSc in Criminal Justice Policy, MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities, MSc in International Migration and Public Policy, MSc in International Social and Public Policy, MSc in International Social and Public Policy (Development), MSc in International Social and Public Policy (LSE and Fudan), MSc in International Social and Public Policy (Migration), MSc in International Social and Public Policy (Non-Governmental Organisations) and MSc in International Social and Public Policy (Research). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
All Social Policy Courses are ‘Controlled Access’. Please see the link below for further details on the allocation process.
Amongst non-SP students, preference will be given first to students on MSc International Migration and Public Policy and MSc Gender, Policy and Inequalities.
Course looks at: Understanding Key Concepts; Disciplinary Frameworks; Migration and Citizenship, Theorising Multiculturalism; Ethnic Settlement and Housing Inequalities; Education; Employment, Poverty and Underclass; Criminalisation and Incarceration; Discrimination and the Role of the State I: Positive and Affirmative Action; Discrimination and the Role of the State II: Legislative Frameworks, Diversity, and Service Delivery.
15 hours of lectures and 15 hours of seminars in the LT.
Essay 1: 2000 word essay based on course coverage from Weeks 1-5.
Essay 2: 2000 word essay based on course coverage from Weeks 7-11.
- Sangeeta, C.,Flynn, R. (2019) Understanding 'Race' and Ethnicity: Theory, History, Policy, Practice. Bristol: Policy Press.
- Murji, K. (2017) Racism, Policy and Politics. Bristol: Policy Press.
- Jivraj, S. amd Simpson, L. (eds) (2015) Ethnic Identity and Inequalities in Britain: the Dynmaics of Diversity. Bristol: Policy Press.
- Goldberg DT (2015) Are We All Postracial Yet?, Cambridge: Polity.
- Bulmer, M. and Solomos, J. (ed.) (1999) Racism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Back, L. and Solomos, J. (eds.) (2000) Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader. London: Routledge.
- Bloch, A., Neal, S. and Solomos, J. (eds) (2013) Race, Multiculture and Social Policy. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
- Bhattacharyya, G, Gabriel, J. and Small, S. (2002) Race and Power: Global Racism in the Twenty-First Century. London: Routledge.
Essay (100%, 2000 words) in the LT.
The summative assessment mark (100%) will be the BEST of the two 2000 word formative essays.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Department: Social Policy
Total students 2019/20: 29
Average class size 2019/20: 15
Controlled access 2019/20: Yes
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Application of numeracy skills