15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module provides students with a critical outline of the sociology of culture and identity. Students will come to recognise the key theoretical approaches to a critical understanding of the processes and social consequences of culture and identity. Culture is a defining feature of identity and contributes to how individuals see themselves and the groups with which they identify. Students will be given an overview of the growing importance of social identity studies and the tools to further research social identity. Students will be encouraged to use a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods to examine facets of popular culture.

Staff Contact: Maureen Howard
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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