Courses Catalogue

Behavioral Sciences

COURSE CODE: SWS 1102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Bachelor of arts in mass communication
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course is to introduce to students the study of human behavior from a nature-nature perspective. The second purpose is to systematically present, describe, speculate and hypothetically assess observable and non observable phenomena involved in the external and internal environments that uncertain extent determines the individuals’ behavioural development, and the emergency, expression and inhibition of over all human behavior. 

The ultimate focus is to enable students to develop insights on the nature of inborn behavior and learned behaviour and how to interfere and analyses and direct the complex nature of human behavior.

The course brings out the approaches to the study of human behaviour from sociology, anthropology and evolutionary psychology

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit students should be able to;

  • Identify and apply the concepts behavior analysis of human behaviour from situational analyze, learning perspectives and evolutionary psychological approach.
  • Critically assess human behaviour and culture as adoptive responses to internal and external environments.
  • Assess how this knowledge can be applied to present human societies.
  • Analyze the nature nurture of human behavioural phenomena 
  • Critically assess human behaivour and culture as adaptive responses to internal and external environments.
  • Apply methods for testing the learning hypothesis, adaptive hypothesis and evolutionary, psychogy hypothesis.