A first-year core module that takes a decolonial approach entitled ‘Social Theory 2: Classical and Contemporary Approaches’ and a third year optional module entitled ‘Constructions of ‘Race’ in Culture and Politics’.

Resources required:

  • Engagement from staff/students.
  • Time to develop materials/content.

Available evidence of impact:

  • Shift of attitudes.
  • Staff engagement and commitment across the institution.

Links to available resources:

Implementation and potential challenges:

  • Considering embedded or/and additional activities to feed into broader curricular for student and staff.
  • Resourcing/time.
  • Engagement/commitment.

How to Use:

  • Refer to UEL’s sample module outlines.
  • Allocation of time for academic staff to work on module content.
  • Consider representation within reading lists and module content.
  • Think about how texts are taught, critiqued and how academic literacies are experienced.
  • Encourage exploration and deconstruction of the origins of discipline, through curriculum development.
  • Allow students to explore identity and histories for a collective understanding of discipline.
  • Check module content for negative stereotyping.