[SOCI 265] Identity, Self, and Society

This course examines the social processes that shape the construction of identity. The basic objectives of the course are to understand the following: 1. major paradigms shaping how sociologists examine the construction of identity; 2. how a society’s hierarchies [including race/ethnicity, class, gender], institutions, dominant ideas, and social interactions shape the construction of identity; and 3. ways that the social construction of identity shapes how individuals and groups navigate institutions, as well as their daily lives. The course explores the social construction of identity across a number of social contexts and institutions, including families, schools, peer groups, and labor markets.

Course Title

Identity, Self, and Society

Course Code

SOCI 265




Prerequisite: Sociology 100 or 150, or consent of instructor.


Offered occasionally.

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