7WHU0016 US Culture and #BlackLivesMatter (Online)

About the course

In our ground-breaking “US Culture and #BlackLivesMatter” short course you’ll engage with a variety of diverse contemporary texts. You'll study novels and non-fiction, including film, music, art, and television to consider the meaning of blackness and racial identity in twenty-first century American culture. As inspired by the social justice movement against racism and violence from which it takes its name, this module foregrounds the diversity of black life. You'll engage with diverse cultural texts on topics such as identity, violence, politics, love, otherness, and queerness. This innovative module has been featured on BBC Radio 6 and The Independent

Who is this course for?

If you're interested in US culture and have studied literature and culture previously, this course is for you. You'll gain advanced research skills, plus a range of transferable intellectual and personal skills, which are of value in a wide range of careers, for example, teaching, publishing, the arts and media. 

Teaching methods

This online programme features a range of digitally-accessed resources. These include recorded lectures, student-led discussion platforms, and one-to-one supervision. You'll have access to a wide range of academic resources via the University's Online Library. Assessment is normally by coursework only. Outstanding online support is offered via StudyNet, our virtual learning environment.

We'll encourage you to attend events and conferences. These will inform your paper, which you'll present as part of your teaching and learning.



Start DateEnd DateLink
24/01/202231/05/2022Apply online (Distance (Part Time))

Course fees

This fee for this module is £1560

(fee breakdown: £780 per 15 credits, this module is 30 credits)