- Code SOCY1004
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Sociology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Sociology
- Areas of interest Sociology
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Kevin White
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2016
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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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- 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.
- Assess the merits of competing theoretical approaches to formulate empirically researchable questions about social life.
- Locate, analyze, assess, and communicate social psychological scholarship. .
- Construct informed theories of social behavior from systematic observation of social life.
- Understand the ethical and social justice implications of sociological inquiry.
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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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 38 hours of contact: 26 hours of lectures and 12 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities.
b) 92 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|18 Jul 2016
|29 Jul 2016
|31 Aug 2016
|28 Oct 2016