Social Psychology

Social Psychology

  1. Module Title: Social Psychology
  2. Module Prefix/Number: SOC 401
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description: This course provides ideas about patterns and motives of human behavior. It focuses on humans as ‘social animals’, explaining how the thoughts, feelings and behavior of individuals are influenced by the presence of others. It offers answers to questions such as: Why and how do people interact and what are the influences we have on one another?It advances our understanding of how our social environments play a significant role in how we view ourselves, and conversely, how we see ourselves impact our view of the world, in short the interdependence of the social world and individuals.

    It helps bring appreciation of how social psychologists think, how they study social behavior and what have they learned. Topics include: conformity, persuasion, social cognition, the self, aggression, prejudice, liking and love.

  5. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will have:
    • Taken a sociological perspective in looking at social psychology
    • Developed an awareness of the social forces on individual behavior, repeated patterns of everyday behavior
    • Understood the ways in which people function on a daily basis
    • Applied various perspectives in viewing interpersonal interactions
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59

    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.

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