SOCIOLOGY OF EMOTIONS

SOC2SEM

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Emotions are embedded in an individual's personal, biological and psychological experience of self, and in relationships with others. Emotionality, or the experience and expression of emotions, is fundamental to an individual's identity and more generally to the practices and tone of everyday social life. In this subject, we consider emotions as phenomena that are intimately experienced, socially contextualised, and culturally learned. Our enquiry leads us to explore particular realms of emotional experience from small-scale interactions to broader relationships between individuals, groups and society. The subject is organised around three modules: the emotional self; love; and suffering and sympathy.





SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects SOC3SEM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply sociological concepts to understanding the experience and expression of emotions.

Activities:
A 2,000-word essay exploring the social construction and significance of specific emotions (e.g. romantic love, grief), OR two assignments of 1,000-words each (e.g. a media exercise and a film review). Online quizzes. Posts to weekly online discussion forums.

02. Explain key concepts and theories in the sociology of emotions.

Activities:
A 2,000-word essay exploring the social construction and significance of specific emotions (e.g. romantic love, grief), OR two assignments of 1,000-words each (e.g. a media exercise and a film review). A 1,000-word research assignment (e.g. review of a key research article from sociology of emotions). Online quizzes. Posts to weekly online discussion forums.

03. Summarise research and arguments on a specific topic in the sociology of emotions.

Activities:
A 1,000-word research assignment (e.g. review of a key research article from sociology of emotions). A 2,000-word essay exploring the social construction and significance of specific emotions (e.g. romantic love, grief), OR two assignments of 1,000-words each (e.g. a media exercise and a film review). Online quizzes.

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Subject not currently offered - Subject options not available.