Undergraduate Course: Psychology Tutorial Course (PSYL10090)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will develop students' ability to think critically about psychology, integrate information and knowledge from across the discipline, and act as preparation for the Psychology General Paper.
In this course students will complete two 5 week blocks of seminars. In each block, students will work in small groups, discussing themes and questions that span multiple psychological disciplines. The goal is to enable students to think critically about the information they have learned across their psychology degree, and to integrate this learning to answer synoptic questions about psychology as a discipline, as well as how psychological insights shape our wider understanding of contemporary issues. As such it is ideal preparation for the General Paper course, but can also stand alone as an option for students wanting to challenge themselves to learn more about the ways in which psychology influences the wider world. Students are expected to prepare in advance of each class, and make meaningful contributions to discussion across each of the five week blocks.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One piece of written work (of a maximum 1000 words), a presentation or a poster per Block, to be weighted equally.
Marks for Tutorial Attendance and Participation (5% per block) and Oral or Written Assessment (45% per block)
||Weekly formative feedback through in class discussions.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Apply their critical thinking skills to uncover connections between psychology and other sciences or contemporary issues;
- Communicate complex ideas and arguments - both orally and in writing;
- Identify crucial issues in current debates and controversies;
- Evaluate the quality of arguments presented by their peers and themselves;
- Collaborate and debate effectively with others to test, modify and strengthen their own views.
|Reading will be provided at the start of each block by the member of staff leading the tutorial.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Communication: Verbal Communication and Presentation; Interpersonal Skills; Written Communications; Influencing and Negotiating Skills
Research and Enquiry: Critical Thinking; Knowledge Integration and Application; Handling Complexity and Ambiguity; Analytical Thinking
Personal and Intellectual Autonomy: Decision Making; Creativity and Inventive Thinking; Independent Learning and Development
|Course organiser||Dr Hannah Cornish
Tel: (0131 6)50 4521
|Course secretary||Miss Georgiana Gherasim
Tel: (0131 6)50 3440