Course Site: This course is conducted completely online. To access the course, log into the GMercyU portal and click the BB icon. You will see this course listed in the “My Courses” area. Click on the course name.
Course Description: Introductory analysis of group interaction with focus on the theory and practice of group models in education and social psychology; survey of current trends in groups; opportunities for the student to examine personal behaviors in group interaction in an online format.
Prerequisite: ENG 101
University Learning Outcomes (ULO)
ULO1: Communication Skills
ULO2: Professional Competency
ULO3: Moral and Ethical Judgment
ULO4: Problem Solving
ULO5: Critical Thinking
ULO6: Leadership in Society
ULO7: Critical and Competent Use of Technology
Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)
PLO1: Analyze from different perspectives the impact of physiology, cognition, social interaction, group situations, interpersonal relations, attitudes, opinions, group conflicts, language, and communication on human behavior. (ULO1, 2, 4, 5)
PLO2: Understand and articulate the application of psychological principles across professional settings, including mental health care, schools, general health care, social services, and corporate environments. (ULO1, 2, 4, 5)
PLO3: Identify the impact of psychology on societal issues, including race, gender, religion, and social inequality, and articulate the role of advocacy to affect policy and societal change. (ULO1, 2, 3, 5, 6)
PLO4: Understand key concepts in statistics and research methodology, and be able to use their acquired knowledge and critical-thinking skills to do the following: comprehensive and critical analysis of original research studies in the field, demonstrated through class discussion, presentations, and research papers. (ULO2, 4, 7)
PLO5: Engage in basic therapeutic counseling skills that allow students to interact appropriately across a variety of supervised professional settings. (ULO1, 2, 3, 5)
PLO6: Engage in critical thinking concerning the application of the discipline and ethical issues relevant to this evolving field of study. (ULO1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)
CLO1: Understand group formation, roles, development, communication, conformity, conflict, and leadership.
CLO2: Apply group theories and practices to small group interactions.
CLO3: Analyze group theories through observation and practices in small group interactions.
Students are expected to do the following:
• Ask probing and insightful questions related to course content.
• Make meaningful and relevant connections and application to their own learning process.
• Be productive and contributing members of class discussions.
Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of a university. All members of the academic community must be confident that each person’s work has been reasonably and honorably acquired, developed, and presented. Any effort to gain an advantage not given to all students is dishonest, whether or not the effort is successful. The academic community regards breaches of the academic integrity rules as extremely serious matters. Sanctions for such a breach may include academic sanctions from the instructor, including failing the course for any violation, disciplinary sanctions ranging from probation to expulsion. When in doubt about plagiarism, paraphrasing, quoting, collaboration, or any other form of cheating, consult the course instructor.
Required Course Materials
There is no required textbook for this course.
Student Accessibility Services
Gwynedd Mercy University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all persons with disabilities. If you have a disability-related need for modifications or reasonable accommodations in this course, please contact the office of Student Accessibility Services located in Counseling Services, The Griffin Complex; call 215-646-7300 ext. 427, or visit the Student Accessibility Services web page www.gmercyu.edu/student-life/campus-resources/student-accessibility-services . If the documentation supports your request for reasonable accommodations, the Student Accessibility services office will provide you with an accommodation letter. Please share this letter with me as early in the course as possible so that we may discuss the accommodations.
If you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please inform me immediately.
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