Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC2134: Emotions, the Body, and the Social
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
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
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. 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 Skills||3. 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 Skills||6. 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