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Basic Concepts in Human Interaction, Relations and Groups (1 º Sem 2016/2017)

Code: 01686
Acronym: 01686
Level: 2nd Cycle
Basic: No
Teaching Language(s): English
Friendly languages:
Be English-friendly or any other language-friendly means that UC is taught in a language but can either of the following conditions:
1. There are support materials in English / other language;
2. There are exercises, tests and exams in English / other language;
3. There is a possibility to present written or oral work in English / other language.
1 6.0 0.0 h/sem 24.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 1.0 h/sem 25.0 h/sem 125.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 150.0 h/sem
Since year 2014/2015
Pre-requisites Not applicable.
Objectives The course should provide students with

OG1. a general orientation towards intercultural relations

OG2. and with necessary background knowledge for the subsequent, more specialized courses.
Program CP 1. Introduce the main challenges for human relations arising from the socio-economic, ethnic, cultural and religious segmentation of society and will provide first and global insights into social-psychological approaches that are relevant to address these challenges.

CP2. It will make use of students' own experience with intercultural interactions and relations, as well as current public discourses in society and help them develop a scientific perspective on the social-psychological dynamic of such relations.

CP3. A summary of relevant knowledge about human cognition, motivation and behavior will provide necessary background knowledge for subsequent courses of the degree.

CP4. Fundamental concepts and theoretical approaches to cultural knowledge and practice, beliefs and values, intercultural differences, human nature, relations, groups and social identity will be introduced and discussed in a broader historical and societal context.
Evaluation Method Evaluation will be two-fold. In a standardized test the most fundamental knowledge will be checked (counting 50%). Moreover, each student will be asked to write a short essay of maximal 1000 words in which he/she demonstrates the ability to apply the learned concepts and approaches to a real-life case of intercultural relations (50%).
Teaching Method M1. theoretical/practical lessons combined with
M2. the study of relevant literature.
M3. Students will be encouraged to discuss real-life questions of inter-cultural relations
M4. these examples will be used to illustrate the main theoretical principles.
M5. Theoretical approaches and distinctions will be introduced in mini-lectures by the docent.
M6. After such mini-lectures, students will be asked to apply each input to a practical case of intercultural relations.
Basic Bibliographic Baumeister, R.F. & Bushman, B.J. (2011) Social Psychology and Human Nature. International Edition. 2nd Edition. Belmond: Wadsworth
Leyens, J.-Ph., & Yzerbyt, V. (1999). Psicologia Social. Lisboa : Edições 70
Smith, E., & Mackie, D. (2007). Social Psychology (3rd. Edition). New York: Worth Pub.
Vala, J., & Monteiro, M.B. (orgs.) (2014). Psicologia Social. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Complementar Bibliographic Levine, J. M. & Hogg, M. A. (Eds.) (2010) Encyclopedia of Group Processes & Intergroup Relations. London: Sage.