Self and Society


Course Description

  • Course Name

    Self and Society

  • Host University


  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Gender Studies, International Studies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    How are our lives shaped by the society in which we live? How do individuals and groups shape society? Our life opportunities and challenges, our worldviews and our identities, all reflect our social world. This subject introduces students to key ideas in social and political thought which enable us to understand social life. It focuses on concepts such as gender, race, ethnicity, social class and power, and explores how they can be applied to understand society and the life-paths of individuals and groups. As a core activity of the subject, students learn how to conduct a life history interview, in order to build their own social analysis of one individual's life story.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.