This course examines how individuals relate to communities and wider societies. We will be employing theories from within psychology – including from social and environmental psychology – to understand problems, and specifically perception, motivations and behaviours of individuals within social contexts.
Finally, we will explore links between social issues, sense of community and action research.
- Lectures: 10 × 2 hours
- Seminars: 7 × 1 hour
- Office hours: 10 × 1 hour
- 1 x 1 hour revision session
- Coursework Essay (50%)
- Examination (50%)
Coursework: Students will be asked to select one of two essay titles and compose a 1,500 word essay.
Examination: The summer examination paper will consist of 5 essay questions, of which students will be asked to select and answer 2 questions.
- Critical thinking
- Organisation and planning
- Information gathering
- Ability to use and interpret research