Course Abstract Details

PSYC-205, Social Psychology

Credits: 3

Course Description

PSYC-205, Social Psychology, examines social influences on individual and group behavior. Topics include perception of people and events, attitudes and persuasion, social relationships, altruism, and aggression. Prerequisite: PSYC-101 or SOC-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives: 

1. To understand the methods used in social psychology research. (GE2, GE3, PG1) 

2. To use the major social psychological theories towards an understanding of both one's own behavior and the behavior of others. (GE 2, GE3, GE 7, PG 2) 

3. To understand the major topics in social psychology such as perception of people and events, attitudes and persuasion, social relationships, altruism and aggression. (PG1) 

4. Complete written or oral assignments requiring the application and explanation of course content. (GE1, GE4, PG3, PG4)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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