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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2115: Emotions, the Body, and the Social

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics: 

  • Historical contextualisation of emotions in sociology/social sciences - Emotion vs rationality/body vs mind
  • Interdisciplinary engagement with theories of emotion, drawing from psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, anthropology and sociology
  • Affect theory
  • Phenomenology and embodiment
  • Emotions and traditional sociological themes (e.g. race, class, social order & change, power)
  • Sociologies of emotions (e.g. road rage, emotional labour, manners)

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
221280

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities2211 x 2 hour weekly lectures/seminars (or 1 hour lecture + 1 hour seminar)
Guided Independent Study48Reading and preparation for lectures and seminars
Guided Independent Study30Preparation for summative case study
Guided Independent Study50Preparation for summative research essay

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).