Free course

Identity in question

Free statement of participation on completion

Why is identity important and how are identities formed? This free course, Identity in question, looks at the many different ways in which identity can be categorised. By examining the requirements of the state, how a child views gender, and the importance of race or place of birth, you will start to understand how each individual can have more than one identity.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • provide a definition of identity
  • recognise how gender and socio-economic categories such as class can be used as a source of identity
  • discuss social structures in terms of gender, class and nation.