PSYC-245: Cross-Cultural Psychology

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: PSYC-245 Cross-Cultural Psychology

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): PSYC-101

Course Description in college catalog:

This course offers an introduction to the field of cross-cultural psychology. In this course students study the cultural similarities and differences of human behavior and mental processes. Students examine how race, gender, religion, geography, language and other demographic variables influence the ways in which individuals maneuver through their worlds. Relevant topics include: cross-cultural research methodology; culture and perception; intelligence, universality of human emotions; motivation; human development and socialization; psychological disorders; social cognition and cultural values; and social interactions.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

A.S. Psychology (elective)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

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Program-specific outcomes

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Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

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Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member’s discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender’s grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University’s policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.