2023-2024 / GERM0005-2

Postcolonial civilizations


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in population and development studies (120 ECTS)6 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of social sciences)6 crédits 
 Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in modern languages and literatures : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Delphine Munos

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

An introduction to the history and current situation of some of the former British colonies. After a general introduction to the notion of postcolonialism, the course will be devoted to a number of countries/areas that have undergone different types of colonization, decolonization and neo-colonization. In addition to political issues, cultural aspects (including literary ones) will also be studied.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

By the end of this course students will be able to engage in a critical discussion of issues related to former British colonies, to identify mechanisms of subordination and processes of resistance and emancipation, and to distinguish between various cultures in our globalized world.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Good knowledge of English

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught in seminar format.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face-to-face. Second term, Monday, 11.00-13.00.


Recommended or required readings

Reading material will be made available to the students during the year.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam AND oral exam

Additional information:

The final grade will be based on a short essay. In preparation for their end-of-term short essays, students will also give a short presentation on a topic of their own choosing and write 3 blog posts.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Delphine Munos, Modern Languages Department, Place Cockerill, 3-5, B-4000 Liège, Belgium. Email: Delphine.Munos@uliege.be. 



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