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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Spring 2009

MES 310 • SOCL TRANSFORMATION OF LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41390 MWF
MWF
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
BUR 134
BUR 220
HAGHSHENAS, H

Course Description

Sociology 308 examines the social, psychological, spiritual, and historical perspectives toward love and intimacy. It focuses on the cross-cultural diversity of passionate love and sexuality from early civilization in the East and West to the modern era. The course will offer insights to understand how love and intimacy interact with rapid social, economic, and cultural change, and how the subsequent change transformed the social world and the meaning of love. During the course, students will become familiar with: the aspects of self, identity, and differentiation in the context of love in the modern age; the family and the individual; the impact of industrialization and capitalism on private lives and the public order; gender, love, and communication; love, health, and socialization; intercultural love and intimacy; personal choice and arranged marriages.

Grading Policy

Research paper 25% Two exams 45% Cass project and participation 20% Quiz 10% Regular attendance required.

Texts

Course Packet available at Paradigm (407 W. 24th St.)

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