Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Identity & Interaction

Module L4061B

Module details for 2016/17.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of different theories of selfhood and identity in the social sciences, and consider their relative merits

Explain and analyse the contributions of Symbolic Interactionist and dramaturgical models of social interaction

Assimilate and critically apply material from recent academic research (and where relevant, personal experiences), to illustrate the theoretical approaches covered in the course.

Critically consider the view that social identities are created, formed, negotiated and changed through experiences of social interaction.

Critically engage with the central debate about whether there is a core, essential self beneath the surface level of performances, narratives and discourses.

Make appropriate use of empirical data and theoretical work to produce coherent and detailed written work for generalist and specialist audiences

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayA2 Week 1 100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterLecture1 hour11111111111
Spring SemesterSeminar2 hours11111111111

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