The Human Group
|Unit(s): 6.0||Level(s): II||Term(s): Full Year||Offered?: Yes|
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the study of sociological social psychology; specifically, we will examine individuals, their interactions and their relationships with society and social structure. The first part of the course will examine the perspectives and methods of social psychology, including an introduction to the field of study, theoretical foundations and methodological approaches to studying people. The second part of the course will discuss the individual in society, including an examination of topics such as social stratification, self and identity development, and the process of socialization. The third and final part of the course will examine areas of social life, including social deviance, mental health and illness, development of attitudes, values and behaviour, sentiment and emotional development and management, collective behaviour, and finally, the aging process.