Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Multicultural Studies, Psychology
Taught In English
Recommended Pre/Co-requisites: PSYC11-100 or PSYC11-101
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 Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
The general objective of this course is to help students to understand how cultural factors shape and affect human behaviour. This course covers broad spectrum cross-cultural issues. Topics such as sex and the culture; who am I in this world; aggression and warfare; health, stress and coping across culture will be included. At the end of the course, students will have a better appreciation of cultural groups and learn how to consider issues of culture in interpretation of personal experiences and in application of cultural diversity issues to various setting. Multimedia will be used in both lectures and tutorials and experiential learning approach will be adopted in this course.Learning Objectives1. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in a cross-cultural psychology research.2. Demonstrate practical skills in psychological research.3. Respect & use critical & creative thinking, sceptical enquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behaviour and mental processes.4. Use information in an ethical manner.5. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats and in a variety of contexts.6. Demonstrate a capacity for independent learning.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
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.