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SOCI 003: Social Psychology: A Sociological Perspective

Course Description

This course considers how human interactions, social situations and other social environment factors impact individual human behavior, thoughts, feelings and the dynamics of groups. The power of the situation, other individuals, and the social group are examined. Students are encouraged to practice applying insights to social problems and day-to-day issues in their own lives. Emphasized topics include impression formation and management, self as socially constructed product of society, aggression, prejudice and stereotypes, interpersonal attraction, attitudes and attitude change, conformity, group phenomena, gender roles, cultural norms, person perception, and social cognition.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade, Pass/No Pass
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: D. Social Sciences: D1 - Social and Behavioral Sciences
    E. Lifelong Understanding and Development
    F. Cultural Diversity
  • CSU GE: Area D - Social Sciences
    Area E - Lifelong Learning and Self Development
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 4 - Social and Behavioral Science
  • C-ID: PSY 170 - Introduction to Social Psychology
Last Updated 7/19/23