HUMN 3034 Emotions, Culture and Community

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 100860

Coordinator Penelope Rossiter Opens in new window

Description This unit examines forms of cultural expression and collective selfunderstanding articulated as emotional identifications. Topics covered may include shame, pride, responsibility, forgiveness,resentment, hope, disgust, generosity, happiness, hate and love. The unit explores how these have been taken up in contemporary cultural analysis as a focus for understanding affinities and conflicts between individuals and communities and for how Australians imagine their historical interconnectedness. It introduces some key theoretical perspectives that have been, and might be, applied to the study of emotions, culture and community.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Restrictions Successful completion of 60 credit points of study in currently enrolled program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the study of emotions, culture and community as a growing area of interdisciplinary inquiry.
  2. Identify and apply a variety of theoretical perspectives relevant to study in this area.
  3. Utilise an extended conceptual vocabulary pertinent to the study of emotions and modes of sociability.
  4. Demonstrate, in written and oral formats, advanced skills in researching and analysing contemporary Australia in terms of the affective dimensions of inter-communal relations.

Subject Content

Each week focuses on a specific topic relevant to the study of emotions, culture and community in contemporary Australia. Topics may include:
Shame
Guilt
Love
Hope
Generosity
Responsibility
Forgiveness
Resentment
Disgust
Pride
Happiness
Hate

Prescribed Texts

  • Book of readings - compiled by the subject coordinator.

Teaching Periods