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Robert Crosnoe, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Spring 2007

SOC 308 • Social Transformation of Love and Relationships

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46125 to 46130 Multiple Sections

Course Description

This course will examine the social, psychological, 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.

The course will also look at the current state of love and aggression in modern democracies. This course brings some of he current research and thinking, not only from the social perspective, but also from a wide variety of intellectual disciplines. Artistic films, documentaries, and other media will used as a technical method representation of


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