20 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: Two modules from HST200-HST2999

Co-requisites: HST3166

Aims/Description: This special subject introduces students to a relatively new area in social and cultural history: the emotions. In the early twentieth century, Britain confronted the emotional disorders of warfare, the repressed and sexualised emotions of Freudian theory, and the prevailing culture of `stiff upper lip'. In the present we have seen social media site Facebook expand reactions to a post from a simple `like' to `love', `sad' and `angry'. The shifts in attitudes towards emotions have been spectacular and far-reaching, and have involved psychology, psychiatry, medicine and biological science. This course helps students to understand how this has happened.

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Staff Contact: Rebecca Phipps
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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