SOC 240 Social Psychology • 5 Cr.
Class title change starting Summer 2013
Identity, Self and Social Interaction • 5 Cr.
Examine the actions of individuals and groups in a social context. Topics include the influence of social learning on attitudes, perception, and personality, persuasion, conflict, attraction, altruism, and aggression. Same as PSYCH 240. Either SOC 240 or PSYCH 240 may be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100 or SOC& 101 or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:After completing the course, successful students should be able to: 1. Understand the social psychological development of the Self in society; 2. Analyze the relationship between the Self and Culture; 3. Connect social psychological interaction with social environments to our individual experiences; 4. Critically understand the many ways in which our Selves are ever-changing in our social histories; 5. Discover ways interactions and relationships are constructed and maintained; 6. Examine the relationship between Sociology and Psychology and the development of Social Psychology as a field of study in each intellectual arena; 7. Understand the ways in which politics serves to influence social life for the general public in terms of power and privilege; and 8. Obtain a general understanding of the sociological perspective on the field of Social Psychology.