Self and Society
Area of Study
Gender Studies, International Studies, Sociology
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.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewHow 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.
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.