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SOC 362 - Group Dynamics

(3 units)
Examination of social forces as they affect the dynamics of intergroup and intragroup relations.

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  or PSY 101 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. identify fundamental concepts and theories in the research on group processes, apply theories from previous courses in psychology and/or sociology, and demonstrate knowledge of social-scientific methods for studying social relations within and between groups.
2. identify specific problems and challenges in group dynamics, discuss possible solutions, and apply problem-relevant knowledge in the analysis of group situations.
3. identify, observe, and experience the nature of group structure and social influence processes, and compose written texts which analyze observations and experiences using concepts from group dynamics research.
4. apply concepts and insights from different academic disciplines, effectively compose written texts, which systematically describe, analyze and explain the behavior and development of existing groups.


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