CEA Course: Psychology

PSY320 INTERCULTURAL INTERACTIONS: A PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

This course offers an understanding of how culture influences behavior from a psychological perspective, drawing on the theory and applications from the fields of cultural, intercultural and cross-cultural psychology. It will offer insight and understanding to intercultural interaction in an increasingly globalized world and a unique opportunity to combine academic learning with personal development. Prerequisite: 100-level psychology course. Credits: 3

PSY321 CULTURE SHOCK! CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY

This course situates the concept and reality of “culture shock” within the context of cross-cultural psychology and employs students’ experiences living and studying abroad as an experiential laboratory for analyzing and managing cultural difference. Topics include the role of communication, communication norms, cultural variables, taboos and rituals, and cultural adjustment. Prerequisites: One introductory course in psychology, sociology or communication. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3

PSY331 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

This course explores the main theoretical contributions in the field of Social Psychology and explores contemporary examples and intercultural case studies of particular value to students studying abroad. The course is structured in six modules pertaining to the main areas of the discipline. Prerequisites: One course in General Psychology, General Sociology or equivalent. Language of instruction: English. Additional fees do not apply. Credits: 3 Cross listed as SOC331.