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Social and community psychology

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate – Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal datesfor the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Arts

Coordinators(s)

Dr Maboe Mokgobi

Offered

South Africa

  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)

Prerequisites

AZA1019 and AZA1020

Co-requisites

AZA2015, AZA2455, AZA2490

Prohibitions

PSY2042, SCY2400

Synopsis

The unit is a continuation of first year psychology topics in the field of social psychology. The main focus is on social schemas, social attribution, theories of attitude change, group psychology, aggression, interpersonal attraction and affiliation, sex roles, oppression, empowerment and diversity. The laboratory program complements the lecture series, and provides further training in research techniques, report writing, oral presentations and teamwork.

Outcomes

On completion of the unit, the students will be able to:

  1. Describe the key approaches, concepts and terms in social/community psychology.
  2. Discuss the role of social and community psychology both in the global and in the South African context.
  3. Relate the different levels and models of intervention used in community psychology.
  4. Value the historical forces that have shaped community psychology.
  5. Appraise some of the key studies and constructs in social/community psychology.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50% + Exam: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Maboe Mokgobi

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Psychology – South Africa

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