Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2112: Decolonising: The Discipline of International Relations

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Imperialism, Colonialism and Racism: The absences in International Relations
  • Modernity/Coloniality: Intertwined Histories
  • Critical Race Theory: Understanding Structures of Violence
  • How To Be Decolonial: Tools and Strategies
  • The Coloniality of Gender: Understanding Indigenous Feminisms
  • “We are here because you were there”: Understanding migration, borders and mobility
  • The Academy: Racialised spaces and pedagogy
  • Decolonising Popular Culture: Issues of (Mis)Representation
  • Development: Decolonising interventions

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2211 x 2 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study60Seminar preparation through directed reading.
Guided Independent Study10To prepare for formative assessment: seminar presentations.
Guided Independent Study58To complete research paper and exam revision.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).