The study of the self transcends almost every discipline. Scientists and scholars more generally have developed numerous models of the self. This class will focus on the more current iterations of these models. These include literary models of self that provide an understanding of the narrative self, developmental models of the ontogeny of the concept of self including the expert self and how expertise develops, cognitive models of autobiographical memory that help explain the construction of self and the malleability of self memories, concepts of identity, and the notion of a bicultural self. In this 4-unit course, students will be exposed to the literature on these topics with a focus on each student developing an empirical research project within the domain of this literature.