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Self And Identity

This course examines in close detail the accomplishment of personal identity as a social phenomenon from a broadly Sociological Social Psychology perspective. This will include interrogating the sociological traditions of American Pragmatism, Chicago School Social Psychology (symbolic interactionism), Social Constructivism, Dramaturgical Method and Ethnomethodology. The course will be divided in two parts – theory and practice – with the second half of the course devoted to examinations of substantive areas of self and identity including Race, Gender, Age, Nationality, Work, Deviance and Digital Identity.

SOCIOL 4E03

Self And Identity

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): IV Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes

This course examines in close detail the accomplishment of personal identity as a social phenomenon from a broadly Sociological Social Psychology perspective. This will include interrogating the sociological traditions of American Pragmatism, Chicago School Social Psychology (symbolic interactionism), Social Constructivism, Dramaturgical Method and Ethnomethodology. The course will be divided in two parts – theory and practice – with the second half of the course devoted to examinations of substantive areas of self and identity including Race, Gender, Age, Nationality, Work, Deviance and Digital Identity.


Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV of any Honours Sociology or Honours Social Psychology program