Culture and Identity

BSPY320 - Culture and Identity

Credits: 3

This course explores fundamental questions: “How does an individual’s identity develop and change?”; “How does identity interact with the concept of culture and cultural sustainability?”; What are the variants of the concept of identity, and what are their historical, philosophical, and disciplinary roots?”; and “How does our personal identity inform our interactions with others?” Biological, emotional, social, cultural and contextual influences on identity are examined through readings, films, discussions, collaborative exercises, and self-reflection. This course is writing intensive.