The module introduces students to sociological perspectives on identities: how individuals and groups think about themselves, others and where they belong in the world. It encourages students to think sociologically about how identities are made through relations and processes, influenced by local and global influences, as well as their inherently political nature, especially as they are often based on social divisions and experiences of inequalities. The module uses the lens of identities to further develop students understanding of contemporary sociological theories they will draw on throughout their three-year degree. Employing concepts from different perspectives, from symbolic interactionalism and post-structuralism to intersectionality, it will exemplify how identities emerge through one of the most fundamental principles of sociology, the complex interactions of structure and agency.