Race, Class and Gender

The details
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
16 May 2019


Requisites for this module
HU200, SC101, SC107



Key module for


Module description

This module looks at the way different aspects of gender, race and class interact in relation to various forms of inequality and identity. The module is divided into four parts.

Module aims

The first considers the tradition of class analysis, and the problems which have confronted attempts to operationalise the concept of class; the second considers citizenship as an approach to inequality, based on the claims the individuals can make on the state; the third section looks at the way immigration has changed conceptions of social structure and the very nature of society; and the fourth considers the issue of identity as related to class, race and gender.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the term you should have a good understanding of the concepts of race class and gender, and of their interconnections in relation to different aspects of social inequality. You will have a basic grasp of some of the problems associated with class analysis; an understanding of citizenship rights in relation to inclusion and exclusion; and some acquaintance of "identity" in each of these areas.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

1 Hour Lecture and 1 Hour Class per week


This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Essay 09/12/2019 100%
Exam 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%


Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Carlos Gigoux, GTA's
Jane Harper, Undergraduate Administrator. e-mail



External examiner

Dr Monika Krause
Available via Moodle
Of 55 hours, 33 (60%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
22 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


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