- 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 Social Research, Sociology, Psychology
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Baptiste Brossard
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2020
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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:
- understand the major theories of the self in sociology and sociologically-oriented social psychology;
- evaluate and compare the relevance of these theories;
- apply these theories to everyday life and contemporary social issues; and
- reflect on and discuss their learning in relation to the course content.
Indicative AssessmentTutorial Participation (10%). Learning outcome 4.
Mid-Term Examination, 1 hour (25%). Learning outcomes 1 and 2.
Video Project, 4 minute video, with approx 500 word script (30%). Learning outcome 3.
Take-Home Examination, 2500 words (35%). Learning outcome 2.
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Workload130 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.
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