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PSY 200 Social Psychology
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry   Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Students will acquire a scientific framework for interpreting social behavior by investigating theories, research, and methods of social psychology. Topics include as applied to social perception (self and others); social influence (cultural sources of attitudes, conformity); social relations (attraction, altruism, aggression); and application (law, business, and well-being).

Prerequisites: PSY101 and ENG102

Corequisites: ENG102 must be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite.

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Define types of social experiences throughout the course of life development (culture, religion, laws, socio-economic status, level of education, etc.,) and their influence over ones perception of social self.

2. (Comprehension Level) Give examples of cultural terms and concepts based on historical and current theories of Social Psychology.

3. (Application Level) Apply Social Psychology current research concepts, methods, and/or theories to observations in social settings.

4. (Analysis Level) Relate areas of study which overlap psychology and sociology such as personality, behavior, ethnicity, parenting styles, religion, intelligence, and social interaction and identify cultural commonalities.

5. (Synthesis Level) Categorize the fundamental Social Psychology components (social perceptions, social influence, social relations, political/legal, and scientific applications) and provide examples of each.

6. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the impact of various social interactions (face-to-face, popular media) on ones identify, relationships, role behavior, and attitudes toward other individuals.

7. (Synthesis Level) Develop a digital identity , i.e., the ability to imagine how one will expand and develop one's current social psychology knowledge and skills in anticipation of living among future generations. Propose how one would create such an intentional identity.

8. (Analysis Level) Identify and analyze the characteristics of a social psychology problem-based learning prompt, i.e., social relationship, social perceptions, media perceptions.

9. (Synthesis Level) Compose at least 5,000 words of written discourse, formal prose (of that amount, at least 50% must be polished), that exhibits competency in composing and revising skills, the conventions of standard English, and the ability to follow APA writing style in multiple assignments that span the semester and which follow social psychology parameters.
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