University of Westminster
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis module provides a broad introduction to social psychology and the study of how individuals think, feel, and
behave in a social context. Specific topics include an introduction to the nature of social existence (questioning the
idea of reality and the meaning of death and dying) and social perception (including the self-concept; elements of
social perception, and; stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination). Students will also learn about the impact of social
influence (including conformity and obedience; attitudes and persuasion, and; group influence) and social
relationships (attraction and close relationships; helping behaviour, and; aggression). As part of this module, students
will also develop their academic essay-writing skills and exam-answering skills, and will be taught methods of using
summative feedback to improve written work.
Assessment: Essay (50%) ; Exam (50%).
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.