INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of International Relations and European Studies
2014-2015

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
FES 101 Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
4 139 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Edin SMAJIC, Senior Teaching Assistant Edin Smajic Edin SMAJIC, Senior Teaching Assistant
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COURSE OBJECTIVE
Social Psychology is the scientific study of how our behaviors, thoughts, and emotions are affected by the real or imagined presence of other people. This broad definition will lead us into topics such as the self, social cognition, conformity, attitudes & persuasion, stereotyping, attraction, aggression, and pro-social behavior. The theories and ideas we will discuss in this class apply to almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives as well as business life, and thus I hope you will find that Social Psychology is both an important and exciting course. Class will involve lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and videos if available. Although this is a large class, class discussion is encouraged and expected. It is important to keep up with the reading for the class

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction to Social Psychology & Research Methods
  2. Self Concept
  3. The Power of Positive Thinking
  4. Attribution, Intuition
  5. Gender & Culture & Applied Social Psychology
  6. Persuasion & Conformity
  7. Persuasion-Indoctrination
  8. Conformity & Groups
  9. Stereotyping and Prejudice
  10. Aggression
  11. Attraction/Intimate Relationships
  12. Conflict & Peacemaking
  13. Revision
  14. Exam

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Self Evaluation
    • Project
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Homework110
    Project110
    Midterm Exam(s)120
    Presentation110
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Understanding basic conepts in Social Psychology
    • Understanding oneself
    • Understanding others in the social context
    • Improvng assertiveness
    • Master control
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • Social Psychology, David G. Myers 10th Edition, McGraw Hill

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)342126
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination 0
    Assignment / Homework/ Project166
    Seminar / Presentation133
    Total Workload: 139
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 6