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Christine L. Williams, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Spring 2010

SOC 308 • Socl Transformation of Love/Rel (46270 & 46275)

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46270 MWF
MWF
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
GEA 114
BUR 220
Haghshenas

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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