INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of Management
2016-2017

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
MAN 120 Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate 2 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 4 2 + 2 90 Engliah

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Edin SMAJIC, Senior Teaching Assistant Edin Snajic Edin SMAJIC, Senior Teaching Assistant
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The study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another. This course addresses a wide range of subjects including aggression, attitudes, conflict, conformity, cooperation, group behavior, interpersonal attraction, obedience, prejudice and discrimination.

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. MIDTERM
  7. Persuasion & Conformity
  8. Persuasion-Indoctrination
  9. Conformity & Groups
  10. Stereotyping and Prejudice
  11. Aggression
  12. Attraction/Intimate Relationships
  13. Conflict & Peacemaking
  14. Revision
  15. Exam

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Interactive Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Homework120
    Midterm Exam(s)120
    Presentation110
    Final Exam140
    +Participation110
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Understanding basic conepts in Social Psychology and Behavior
    • 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)15230
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)15115
    Midterm Examination (1 week)339
    Final Examination(1 week)326
    Preparation for Midterm Examination339
    Preparation for Final Examination339
    Assignment / Homework/ Project339
    Seminar / Presentation313
    Total Workload: 90
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 4