SOCIOLOGY OF EMOTIONS

SOC2SEM

2021

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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesA 2,000-word essay OR two assignments of 1,000-words each; A 1,000-word research assignment; Posts to online discussion forums.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of level-1 subjects in any discipline

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsSOC3SEM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

An Invitation to the Sociology of Emotions

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHarris, SR

Year2015

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherRoutledge

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply sociological concepts to examine the experience and expression of emotions.
02. Explain key concepts and theories in the sociology of emotions.
03. Summarise research and arguments on a specific topic in the sociology of emotions.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Eight 1.50 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,200-word assignmentResearch assignment; e.g. in-depth review of a key research article from sociology of emotions.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3

One 2,000-word essay, OR two 1,000-word assignmentsA 2,000-word essay exploring the social construction and significance of specific emotions (e.g. romantic love, grief), or emotions in specific social settings (e.g. gendered inequalities in emotional labour); OR two assignments of 1,000-words each (e.g. media exercise and a film review).

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Posts to online discussion forums (160 words each = 1,000 in total)Posts responding to specific questions on weekly required readings and lecture content.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Eight 1.50 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,200-word assignmentResearch assignment; e.g. in-depth review of a key research article from sociology of emotions.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3

One 2,000-word essay, OR two 1,000-word assignmentsA 2,000-word essay exploring the social construction and significance of specific emotions (e.g. romantic love, grief), or emotions in specific social settings (e.g. gendered inequalities in emotional labour); OR two assignments of 1,000-words each (e.g. media exercise and a film review).

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Posts to online discussion forums (160 words each = 1,000 in total)Posts responding to specific questions on weekly required readings and lecture content.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Eight 1.50 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,200-word assignmentResearch assignment; e.g. in-depth review of a key research article from sociology of emotions.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3

One 2,000-word essay, OR two 1,000-word assignmentsA 2,000-word essay exploring the social construction and significance of specific emotions (e.g. romantic love, grief), or emotions in specific social settings (e.g. gendered inequalities in emotional labour); OR two assignments of 1,000-words each (e.g. media exercise and a film review).

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Posts to online discussion forums (160 words each = 1,000 in total)Posts responding to specific questions on weekly required readings and lecture content.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Eight 1.50 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,200-word assignmentResearch assignment; e.g. in-depth review of a key research article from sociology of emotions.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3

One 2,000-word essay, OR two 1,000-word assignmentsA 2,000-word essay exploring the social construction and significance of specific emotions (e.g. romantic love, grief), or emotions in specific social settings (e.g. gendered inequalities in emotional labour); OR two assignments of 1,000-words each (e.g. media exercise and a film review).

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Posts to online discussion forums (160 words each = 1,000 in total)Posts responding to specific questions on weekly required readings and lecture content.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Eight 1.50 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,200-word assignmentResearch assignment; e.g. in-depth review of a key research article from sociology of emotions.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3

One 2,000-word essay, OR two 1,000-word assignmentsA 2,000-word essay exploring the social construction and significance of specific emotions (e.g. romantic love, grief), or emotions in specific social settings (e.g. gendered inequalities in emotional labour); OR two assignments of 1,000-words each (e.g. media exercise and a film review).

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Posts to online discussion forums (160 words each = 1,000 in total)Posts responding to specific questions on weekly required readings and lecture content.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2