SOCIOLOGY OF EMOTIONS

SOC2SEM

2019

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 inquiry 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 level-1 subjects in any discipline

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). Posts to online discussion forums.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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). Posts to online discussion forums.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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).
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Albury-Wodonga, 2019, 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.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Eight 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word assignment25 02, 03
one 2,000-word essay, OR two 1,000-word assignments 50 01, 02, 03
posts to online discussion forums (150 words each = 1,200 in total)25 01, 02

Bendigo, 2019, 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.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Eight 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word assignment25 02, 03
one 2,000-word essay, OR two 1,000-word assignments 50 01, 02, 03
posts to online discussion forums (150 words each = 1,200 in total)25 01, 02

Dandenong, 2019, 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.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Eight 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word assignment25 02, 03
one 2,000-word essay, OR two 1,000-word assignments 50 01, 02, 03
posts to online discussion forums (150 words each = 1,200 in total)25 01, 02

Melbourne, 2019, 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.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Eight 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word assignment25 02, 03
one 2,000-word essay, OR two 1,000-word assignments 50 01, 02, 03
posts to online discussion forums (150 words each = 1,200 in total)25 01, 02

Mildura, 2019, 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.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Eight 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word assignment25 02, 03
one 2,000-word essay, OR two 1,000-word assignments 50 01, 02, 03
posts to online discussion forums (150 words each = 1,200 in total)25 01, 02

Shepparton, 2019, 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.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Eight 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word assignment25 02, 03
one 2,000-word essay, OR two 1,000-word assignments 50 01, 02, 03
posts to online discussion forums (150 words each = 1,200 in total)25 01, 02