INTS 306/3.0 Culture, Identity, and Self
Who am I and who are we? These questions are fundamental to our lives as individuals and as groups. Every single one of us will be forced at times to make use of personal and group categories, and even if we do not, we will be categorised by others. So it is important that we develop a good sense of identity, including questions of narrative, culture and politics. Starting with the formation of our own personal stories, and moving on to the rich tapestries of culture, myth and ways of life, identity is basic to many aspects of the human condition.
Clarifying the questions asked in Culture, Identity and Self will prepare you for a better sense not only of where you are coming from, but of others’ interesting stories and perspectives as well. It’s about determining what separates us and what we all have in common too. As such, this course will help you to navigate any aspects of your education and career that involve articulating the full extent of your life, and it will certainly increase understanding of difference as well. You’ll learn the full meaning of difference against the background of our common humanity.