University of Technology Sydney

54050 Self and Society

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Anti-requisite(s): 58122 Introduction to Social Inquiry


How are our lives shaped by the society in which we live? How do individuals and groups shape society? Our life opportunities and challenges, our worldviews and our identities, all reflect our social world. 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 gender, race, ethnicity, social class and power, and explores how they can be applied to understand 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.

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