6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
The unit aims to increase students understanding of the issues of poverty, racism, sexism, violence and HIV/AIDS among others and psychology's role in their amelioration. Through student presentations and class discussion, students will be introduced to a number of current topics, contrasting theories and the contributions of psychology in Southern Africa, historically and currently.
On completion of the unit, students will be able to:
- Explain contemporary research and theories applied to social issues in psychology.
- Critically appraise current literature and theories in social issues in psychology.
- Discuss the value of informed group discussion in evaluating psychological research.
- Describe the historical role of psychology in Southern Africa.
Within semester assessment: 40% + Exam: 60%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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