PSYC200: Social Psychology
Section: E59     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearSpring 2014 / (15 weeks): Jan 22, 2014 to May 19, 2014
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Craig Cooper   Email: Craig.Cooper@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-504-8500 ext. 6553

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 6 - 9 hours per week for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

eLearning:
Web-based course

Official College Course Description

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Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Format

A sample Course Format is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. Course Formats explain how the instructor will conduct the class and may include: course policies, grading guidelines, assignment due dates, etc.

Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • There are no special requirements for this course

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation(s)

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Accessing Your Course

Canvas (by Instructure)

Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the Canvas Basics course space to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to access this space.

You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class. However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course start date.

Logging In

Log in to your Canvas course space at bucks.instructure.com

  • Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
  • Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)

If you do not know your Bucks Username, go to WebAdvisor. Select Account information (upper right hand corner of the screen) then select What's My User ID? and follow the prompts. You will need to provide your last name AND either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security #. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.

Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.


Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials

While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the ISBN number available through the course's academic department where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore and our online bookstore, guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic department directly.

Click this link to see the book list for your course.


Other Information about the Course

Social Psychology is the study of how social factors affect how people and small group think, perceive, feel, and behave. Topics to be covered include the self-concept and self-esteem, stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination, attitudes and attitude change by persuasion and cognitive dissonance, conformity and obedience to authority, group processes (i.e. social loafing, groupthink, stages of group development, group conflict and resolution, etc.), attraction and close relationships, aggression, and helping behavior.

The course will be taught utilizing learning modules, one for each of the nine to 10 chapters we will cover in the textbook. Each module will consist of: textbook and other readings; PowerPoint slides, web links to videos and other information; two to three discussions and/or assignments, a study guide with terms to know and questions to answer; and a 20 item multiple choice quiz. Extra-credit assignments will also be given periodically, such as scales to measure various psychological constructs (i.e. self-esteem, passionate love, etc.), or an analysis of the movie Twelve Angry Men, etc. An optional final assignment which entails the analysis of a social situation in your life is planned. For psychology majors, this course meets the requirements for a psychology elective in group (b) (the other option is Abnormal Psychology). This course also can also satisfy the general elective requirement for the major at Bucks and be transferred to universities and four-year colleges to satisfy psychology major requirements.