What is the course about?
You will look at psychology from a cross cultural perspective and how culture impacts on individuals and groups. The course aims to facilitate greater awareness of cultural differences and how to work with such differences.
What will we cover?
Ecological environment and culture, religion, kinship, family, marriage, sex, childbirth, marriage, mental health and adjustment to living in different cultures.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Describe a range of cultural differences
Identify at least 3 ways that culture impacts on individuals and groups
Describe 1 or 2 ways that differences manifests in a variety of settings including mental health and counselling.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No particular skills required other than an interest in the role of culture. Would be useful for people who work in a multicultural setting.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Lecture input, debates, small group work. No formal work outside class required, but reading may be recommended.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No. Pen and paper may be useful if you want to make notes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
PP 1118 Psychology of Eating
PP128 Child Psychology
PP115 Psychology of Trauma
PP116 Positive Psychology.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details