• Offered by School of Sociology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Sociology
  • Areas of interest Sociology
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Baptiste Brossard
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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The course will introduce students to major topics in social psychology, with an emphasis on sociological approaches. The course will focus specifically on normative, cultural and cross-cultural dimensions of social psychological aspects of human behaviour. Students will be introduced to the notion of the social self, including self-perception and self-presentation. Subsequent topics may include the formation and change of attitudes and values, social judgement, persuasion, attraction, altruism and self-interest, and group behaviour. Case studies will show how social psychological processes are found in everyday life.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to: 
  1. Analyse and interpret the diversity of social experience using a social psychological perspective, especially as they relate to ethnicity, class, gender, age, sexual preference, religion, and nationality.
  2. Assess the merits of competing theoretical approaches to formulate empirically researchable questions about social life.
  3. Locate, analyze, assess, and communicate social psychological scholarship. .
  4. Construct informed theories of social behavior from systematic observation of social life.
  5. Understand the ethical and social justice implications of sociological inquiry.

Indicative Assessment

2 essays,  1500 words each (30% each for a total of 60%) learning outcomes 1-5
Tutorial participation (10%) learning outcomes 3-5
1 three hour exam in exam period (30%) learning outcomes 1- 5

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 12 hours of workshops; and, b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ANUC1104

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7197 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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