Unisa Courses Psychology 2022

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Unisa Courses Psychology 2022

Unisa Courses Psychology 2022

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FOR THE COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES: BA students must choose between first-level modules in Psychology and Industrial and Organisational Psychology.
Students who select Psychology as a major subject are advised to include the first-level module in Anthropology (APY1501) and the module PLS2601 in Philosophy (Critical Reasoning) in their curriculum.
FOR THE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY: Students who select Psychology as a major subject are advised to take first level modules in Statistics (or Mathematics) and/or Philosophy before or together with third-level modules.
Major combinations:
NQF Level: 5: PYC1501, PYC1502
NQF Level: 6: PYC2601, PYC2602 or PYC2603, and RSC2601
NQF Level: 7: PYC3701, PYC3702, PYC3703, PYC3704, and PYC3705

HIV/AIDS Care and Counselling – PYC2605Under Graduate DegreeSemester moduleNQF level: 6Credits: 12Module presented in English
Purpose: To equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to deal with HIV/AIDS within health, welfare, counselling and educational contexts.
Social Psychology – PYC4803HonoursYear moduleNQF level: 8Credits: 12Module presented in EnglishModule presented online
Co-requisite: HMPYC80Purpose: Social psychology is the scientific study of the nature and causes of behaviour in social contexts or situations. In our course we examine the fundamental connection between individuals and situations. Social psychological concepts such as identity, social cognition, attribution, attitudes, group processes, prejudice, aggression, pro-social behaviour, social influence and interpersonal relationships are addressed. In an applied section, students complete a research project on a topic of their choice under the guidance of a lecturer.
Personality Theories – PYC2601Under Graduate DegreeSemester moduleNQF level: 6Credits: 12Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain insight into the most important personality theories explaining human functioning and behaviour, and to apply these theories (e.g. of Freud, Jung, Rogers, Allport, Maslow, Frankl, the social cognitive learning approach, and the African perspective) in real-life situations.
Community psychology: Building foundations – PYC2614
Semester moduleNQF level: 6Credits: 12Module presented in English
Purpose: Of this module is to introduce learners to the histories that shaped the emergence of community psychology globally and in South Africa. They will be introduced to the different principles, values and intervention models applied in community psychology and how these are informed by various theories and schools of community psychology. The module adopts a relational, observatory and narrative approach through which the learners will have an understanding of current contextual issues in their communities and how these can be attended to through community psychology interventions. By the end of this module, learners should be able to conceptualise community psychological applications, initiatives and interventions.

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Ecosystemic Psychology – PYC4808HonoursYear moduleNQF level: 8Credits: 12Module presented in EnglishModule presented online
Co-requisite: HMPYC80Purpose: In this paper students are introduced to the cybernetic paradigm and ecological thinking about human behaviour. First and second order approaches to observation, description and research are explored, and the students personal involvement in the observed processes are emphasised.

Social Psychology – PYC3701Under Graduate DegreeSemester moduleNQF level: 7Credits: 12Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain insight into the theoretical aspects of social perception and cognition, attitudes, identity, and prejudice, pro- and antisocial behaviour and group behaviour, in order to facilitate the application of social psychology in areas such as clinical psychology, health, organisations, and society in general.

 

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