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Forms of Identity


Forms of Identity investigates individual identity, national identity, bodily identity, gender identity, racial identity, and spiritual identity. Seminars, reading, and practical exercises will support students in reflecting on these major issues, as well as encouraging them to consider the increasing prominence of consumer, hybrid, border, and marginal identities, and the notion that identity can shift, that it can be fragmented, and that a variety of identities can exist simultaneously. Each week a different subject specialist from, for example, Sociology, Biology, History, Medicine, Literary Studies, Philosophy or the Arts, will introduce their discipline’s understanding of identity. This will be followed by a session in which the students and module leader will use this material in conjunction with the week's set text/film to develop the learning in an interdisciplinary style. The module leader will also facilitate introductory and concluding sessions. The teaching and learning approach will use IATL's Open-space Learning pedagogies balanced by methods, including reflection and discussion, with which students are more likely to be familiar.

This module is offered by the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) and is available at 12 and 15 CATS to undergraduates from across the University of Warwick who are in their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year of study.

Forms of Identity

Module Convenor:

Dr Heather Meyer

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Class Time 2022-23

Spring Term:

Thursday 12:00 - 14:00


Studio 1 (Milburn House)


15 CATS:

Interdisciplinary Critical Response (40%)

Student Devised Assessment (60%)