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The principal aim of this module is to introduce students to the theoretical underpinnings of the science of psychology. The module explores and explains the fundamental aspects of psychology within South Africa, the African continent and internationally. The scope of the module is diverse and includes topics focusing on the history of psychology, biological bases of human behaviour and development; personality, motivation, emotion and cognition. The teaching and learning activities are designed with the objective to foster students’ conceptual understanding of the core content domains and to enhance their analytical and critical evaluation skills.
Within semester/Formative assessment: 50%
Examination/Summative assessment: 50%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module 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.