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Administrative Unit: Psychology and Sociology
Course Prefix and Number: SOCI 360
Course Title: *Social Psychology
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Theories, methods and research on the nature and causes of individual behavior in social situations. Cross-listed as PSYC 360. Prerequisite:  PSYC 101; and PSYC 175/SOCI 175 taken previously or concurrently.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

Prerequisite:  PSYC 101; and PSYC 175/SOCI 175 taken previously or concurrently.

Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Social psychology: The science of everyday life
By Greenberg, J., Schmader, T., Arndt, J., & Landau, M. (Worth)
Social Psychology
By Aronson, E., Wilson, T., Akert, R., & Sommers, S. (Pearson)
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the main concepts and theories of social psychology
  2. Demonstrate an ability to understand the empirical primary source literature in the discipline
  3. Demonstrate the ability to critically discuss, compare, contrast, and/or integrate the theories, findings, and research of social psychology
  4. Demonstrate the ability to produce written work consistent with disciplinary (i.e.; APA 6e) standards.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • Research methods
  • The Self
  • Social Beliefs
  • Attitudes
  • Conformity & Obedience
  • Persuasion
  • Resistance
  • Group Influence
  • Prejudice
  • Aggression
  • Attraction
  • Helping

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 25

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Chris Mazurek Date: November 29, 2016
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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