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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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SOC 315 - Self and Society

This course explores the social construction of self as the result of both face-to-face and societal-level social processes such as language acquisition, identity development, and the effects of culture and social structure on individual and collective conceptions of selfhood. Readings and discussions focus on the relative contributions of individual self-determination and societal constraints on selfhood. Specific topics include childhood identity development, social stigma and societal definitions of normality, social structure and self-esteem, and cross-cultural differences in the concept of selfhood.

Prerequisite(s): SOC 210  with C or higher or permission of instructor.
Credits: 3

Course Typically Offered:
Course Type: Sociology

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