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Fall 2022
Undergraduate
College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology/Anthropology
Sociology/Anthropology
298
 
Sociology of Love
Sociology of Love
Examination of social constructions of love in society by analyzing normative enforcement through social institutions, e.g. religion, family, gender, sexuality, race, and class. Asking whom, where, and how we love allows critical consideration of the limits of agency and structural constraints on identity. Assessment of the political economy of love and how it shapes social dynamics from the interpersonal to global. Exploration of the potential for love as political praxis—an ontology of social relationality utilized to destabilize hierarchical power and systems of oppression. Theorization of love beyond individual emotionality and into communal relationality.
SOAN 100 or 110.
 
 
Consent of Instructor is always required.
No
Variable Credit
No
NO
4
 
Fall or Spring
Once Only
Elective for program?

 
Required for program?

 
Letter Grade with Credit/No Credit Option
30
 
 
Is there a course fee?
No
 
 
 
A visiting faculty member
 

Course Type

Course Type - Major/Minor

Should the course satisfy a major or minor requirement or elective?
Yes
Satisfies an elective for the major or minor
SOAN major
 

Course Designations

Is the course being proposed to meet the Connect-Portland designation?
No
 

Course Scheduling (Including Lab, Studio and Discussion/Conference Time)

Does your course have a separately scheduled lab, discussion, conference or studio section that is associated with the lecture section?
No
 

 
 
 
Is this course being taught on an off-campus or overseas study program?
No
 

General Education Courses

Is this course intended to fulfill a General Education requirement?
No
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Explanation

N/A
N/A
N/A
adequate resources; e-book access may be requested
e-book access may be requested
Please explain in detail the reasons for adding or modifying this course. In your response, be sure to respond to the following:
 
The course proposes a focus on the sociology of love, an area of research currently not reflected in the department offerings. The addition strengthens the department's engagement with critical theories, humanizing pedagogies, and decolonial ontologies.
 
Students interested in gender studies, political science, philosophy, and political economy will find this course engaging.
 
Sociology of Love offers critical perspectives on social cohesion and social change, providing a framework to engage analytics of power. This is scholarship indicative of peer and aspirant institutions, that is currently not on offer at LC.
 
none
 
none
 
none
Is this a field placement course?

Does this course require a regularly scheduled class room? (classes that do NOT require a regularly scheduled classroom are for example: field placement only course, thesis, independent study, etc.)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Key: 7