7WHU0016 US Culture and #BlackLivesMatter (Online)
School of study
School of Social Science, Humanities and Education
- Online - Part Time
We normally require at least an upper second class Honours (or equivalent) degree with a significant element (at least 50%) of Literature. Graduates with an Honours Degree in any discipline who have otherwise demonstrated potential to succeed at postgraduate level in Literature will also be considered.
2 references, at least one academic.
All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in all other bands.
If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English may help you to achieve this level.
More information about English language qualifications are available on our international pages.
Access to computer equipment. Minimum specification.
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.
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.
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This fee for this module is £1560
(fee breakdown: £780 per 15 credits, this module is 30 credits)