of Social Sciences and International Studies
Course Syllabus Fall 2001 August 20 December 19,2002
3022 01 Psychology 116 Introduction to Social Psychology - 12 Noon 1:15 p.m. TTh, Room 478
Lina C. Rocha, M.S.
Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. 12 noon, Room 460K
Catalog Course Description:
Person to person
relationships in a social context. Includes investigation of self-identity,
conformity, aggression, attraction, affiliation, etc., with an emphasis on the
interconnections of events within people and between people.
Specific course goals
include: obtaining factual knowledge and learning the fundamental principles
of the field, learning about the methods of social psychology and how we go
about gaining new knowledge, and learning how to apply course content to
improve your own rational thinking, problem solving, and decision making in
The student should
obtain the following skills:
Satisfactory completion of English 54 or the equivalent skill level as
determined by the Southwestern College Assessment.
requirements for Associate Degree and is transferable to CS/UC. To confirm
credit, review with a College Academic Advisor/Counselor and the 2000-01
Southwestern College Catalog.
Required Text and
Unraveling the Mystery (Kendrick) 2nd Edition
(your personal ID and password is found inside the cover of your textbook).
3 examinations and 1
administered on date specified in course calendar. Exams will cover
material from lectures and textbook chapters. Exams include: multiple
choice questions, fill-in-the-blank, essay and matching.
Students may not take
any of the exams at a later date unless Professor Rocha has confirmed a
written absence excuse and has agreed to administer an exam at a later day. A
25% of total possible points will be deducted from students exam score.
Final exam will be administered on the date listed in the course calendar. A student who is absent from scheduled final exam will receive a grade of F regardless of points or percentage accumulated. In case of an emergency, student must contact Professor Rocha via e-mail to take the examination at a later date.