University of Newcastle Australia program

Culture and Identity

Develop your understanding of culture and identity, from foundational theory to contemporary perspectives in sociology.

This program is part of the Bachelor of Arts degree offered by The University of Newcastle Australia

Explore identity and culture through a sociological perspective

This program explores the sociological theories and study of culture and identity, and how they relate to us as humans. You will learn about key theories surrounding gender, sexuality, class, race and ethnicity, and develop your own understanding of how culture and identity shapes us.


4 courses

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Who will you learn with?

Hi everyone - I'm a sociologist specialising in studies of identity, youth, social theory and labour.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Investigate a range of social scientific approaches to identities and cultures in contemporary Australia.

  2. Assess and apply relevant theoretical perspectives for understanding contemporary social and political debates about identity.

  3. Apply social scientific theory to a case study identifying shifts in contemporary identities.

  4. Employ advanced skills in written academic expression and essay-writing.

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