Why is identity important and how are identities formed? This course, Identity in question, looks at the many different ways in which identity can be categorized. By examining the requirements of the state, how a child views gender, and the importance of race or place of birth, you will start to understand how each individual can have more than one identity.
IntroductionThis course looks at identity, focusing upon the individual's perception of self in relation to others; the relationships between multi-ethnicity, cultural diversity and identity; and the effects of inequality and social class upon identity. It also looks at inequality and social class as they relate to perceived identity. This course provides a sample of Level 1 study in .
Course learning outcomesAfter studying this course, you should be able to:
- Provide a definition of identity
- Recognize how gender and socio-economic categories such as class can be used as a source of identity
- Discuss social structures in terms of gender, class and nation.
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