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- Understand and compare how various thinkers understood imperialism as a problem.
- Contextualise the thought of individual anticolonial thinkers.
- Analyse ideas through comparison and contextualisation.
- Understand the primary methodological questions at the heart of intellectual history.
- Relate historical developments in Ireland with those that occurred across the post and anticolonial world.
The objective of this module is to examine the myriad responses that thinkers from across the globe offered to these questions. We will examine the thought of Lenin, Gandhi, Fanon, WEB Dubois, Nkrumah, CLR James, Nasser, Khomeini, Mao and others, alongside more the more familiar protagonists of Irish history such as Roger Casement and Padraig Pearse. In reading these figures alongside one another, we will come to appreciate their ideas outside the national/ist frameworks through which they are most often understood and instead see them as thinkers of world-changing importance.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Presentation: Each student will do a presentation and submit 1,500 word outline on a thinker of their choice. Feedback will be given on this to be incorporated into final research project.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Final research paper (4,000 words) to be submitted on an individual thinker or group of associated anticolonial thinkers examined in the semester.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Students will be evaluated on their weekly participation throughout the semester.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Students will receive feedback on their oral presentations, which they should use to write their final essay.
|Seminar||Offering 1||Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31||Thurs 09:00 - 10:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31||Wed 12:00 - 12:50|