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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Origins, construction & implications of identity
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Quizzes
      • Resources and Links

At the completion of this subject you will have acquired the following transferable skills:

  1. regular attendance, participation and organisation skills
  2. oral communication and group work skills
  3. written communication skills
  4. analysis and critical evaluation skills
  5. research skills.
  • Assignment 1 - Key Papers Discussion (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Open Book Exam (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Quiz (20%)
  • Assignment 4 - Research Essay (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

Discover the main sociological theories of identity. You will explore contemporary debates surrounding identity through various sites used for the generation of social identities, for example, consumption, sexuality, class and gender. Through your studies, you will also explore the different ways in which contemporary social conditions, for example, the internet, consumption, globalisation, global warming and terrorism, and social categories such as gender, ethnicity, race, religion and social class variously structure identity possibilities.

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