SOCIOLOGY OF EMOTIONS

SOC2SEM

2015

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

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year sociology subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval.

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 2,250-word essay exploring the social construction and significance of a specific emotion (e.g. romantic love). Online quizzes.

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

Activities:
A 1,250-word review of a key research article from the literature on sociology of emotions (e.g. articles focused on shame, therapeutic culture), or a media exercise, or a film review.

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

Activities:
A 1,250-word review of a key research article from the literature on sociology of emotions (e.g. articles focused on shame, therapeutic culture), or a media exercise, or a film review. A 2,250-word essay exploring the social construction and significance of a specific emotion (e.g. romantic love). Online quizzes.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,250-word assignment30 02, 03
one 2,250-word assignment50 01, 02
online quizzes20 01, 03

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,250-word assignment30 02, 03
one 2,250-word assignment50 01, 02
online quizzes20 01, 03

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,250-word assignment30 02, 03
one 2,250-word assignment50 01, 02
online quizzes20 01, 03

Mildura, 2015, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,250-word assignment30 02, 03
one 2,250-word assignment50 01, 02
online quizzes20 01, 03

Shepparton, 2015, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,250-word assignment30 02, 03
one 2,250-word assignment50 01, 02
online quizzes20 01, 03