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HI355P: THE HISTORY OF EMOTIONS (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:28


Course Overview

How did it feel to live through events of the past? How is the way we experience and express emotion shaped by our particular circumstances, and how do our emotions shape historical events? This course introduces students to the rapidly growing field of History of Emotions, considering how emotions have been understood and theorised by scholars and exploring how we might be able to access and study something seemingly intangible as a way of understanding the past.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Hannah Burrows

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • HI305P History of Emotions (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course introduces students to the emerging field of History of Emotions, which holds that emotions are not constant universals but are historically and culturally situated. Students will gain an awareness of how scholars have theorised emotions and how to analyse them in historical sources, and how they have been understood in various historical contexts. During the course we will consider how emotions have been experienced, expressed and controlled in different historical and cultural contexts from the medieval world to the present day, using a variety of sources both textual and material. We will also think about the role of emotions in shaping historical events, and the role of historical events in shaping emotions.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 35, 39

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1500 word Source Analysis Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Learning Outcomes
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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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Feedback Word Count 3000
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Feedback Word Count 3500
Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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