Identity is many things—some as private and personal as a memory, some as anonymous as a Social Security number. Identity might mean belonging to a nation, to a religion, or to a generation, yet it could also be as specific as a certain sweater, a certain song. In the “Identity: Who Are You?” thread, students will explore how a variety of academic disciplines analyze and understand human identity. Students will investigate not only the construction of personal identity, but also how personal identities are constituted within social, political, cultural, and religious contexts. Students completing the thread will have resources for better understanding their own identities and the identities of others.
This thread can be 9 or 18 hours.
Students must take courses from at least two course levels: 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000.
Courses in a 9-hour thread must be from a minimum of two disciplines. Courses in an 18-hour thread must be from a minimum of four disciplines, with no more than nine credits from any one discipline.
|Required Thread Course
|IDS 1200/IDS 1200FYW/IDS 1210 Identity: An Introductory Exploration