University of Technology Sydney

52670 Self and Society

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 54050 Self and Society AND 58122 Introduction to Social Inquiry


How are we shaped by the societies in which we live? This subject introduces students to key ideas in social and political thought which enable us to understand social life. It focuses on concepts such as class, race and gender and explores how these structures shape society and the life-paths of individuals and groups. As a core activity of the subject, students learn how to conduct a life history interview, in order to build their own social analysis of one individual's life story. A close examination of an individual life history enables students to understand how self and society are powerfully intertwined.

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Autumn session, City campus

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