2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description



Summer quarter

Faculty: Laura Citrin social psychology, women's studies

Fields of Study: psychology and sociology


Credits: 4(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day


In this course, we will examine the way that emotions—emotional experience and expression—are connected with cultural ideologies and assumptions about gender, race, and class.  We'll cover the "big five" emotions: anger, sadness, joy, disgust, and fear, as well as the socio-moral emotions like embarrassment, contempt, shame, and pride.  We will also discuss the field of positive psychology and its analysis of the positive emotions and the role they play in what positive psychologists refer to as "the good life."  Underlying all of this discussion will be an analysis of the ways that power operates on and through us to get under our skin and into what feels like our most personal possessions—our emotions.

Maximum Enrollment: 25

Advertised Schedule: 1-5p Tue/Thu (Jun. 21 - Jul. 21)

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Program Revisions

Date Revision
April 18th, 2011 This class has been cancelled.