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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2134: Emotions, the Body, and the Social

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

Module Aims

The module aims to introduce students to the study and theorisations of emotions in the social sciences.

To provide students with the opportunity to develop conceptual and theoretical understandings of the role of emotions and affect in social life.

To facilitate students’ critical engagement more broadly with sociological theories and themes through the lens of emotion.

To enable students to develop their analytical and research skills and ability to apply theoretical models to the study of social phenomena

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate an understanding of, and critically evaluate, competing theoretical perspectives involving the study of emotions
2. Critically evaluate and employ theoretical accounts of emotion to understand the formation and effect of sociological themes
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Apply and critically evaluate relevant social science methods to the study of emotions
4. Demonstrate an analytical understanding of some key sociological and anthropological theories, topics, and methods
5. Demonstrate the capacity to generate and evaluate empirical data through social scientific theories and concepts
Personal and Key Skills6. Utilize theoretical and conceptual arguments to identify affective influences shaping biases and perspectives in self and others
7. Demonstrate an ability to undertake and organise independent research and work to deadlines
8. Demonstrate an ability to present and evaluate complex arguments