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Undergraduate course

Love and Close Relationships

  • ECTS credits5
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codePSY200
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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Level of Study


Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

This course will explore the social, biological and neurological attributes of love and close relationships. As this is an experiential course, students are expected to apply their learning through active engagement in the course material.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the semester, students will:

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of several theories of love and human attachment
  • Be able to identify key components of love and human attraction
  • Apply course material through introspection, self-exploration, and intentional goal setting

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

One year study of psychology.

Access to the Course

Access to the course requires admission to a bachelor program in psychology or education at the Faculty of Psychology. Incoming exchange students at UiB have access to the course.

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Lectures and seminars

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Participation: Lectures, seminars and discussion section attendance is compulsory. As per the regulations of UiB, students are required to attend at least 80% of the course lectures and seminars.

Reflection Papers: Students are required to submit 2 reflection papers from 4 possible paper options. Paper prompts will be posted in Mitt UiB at least one week prior to their due dates, and are to be submitted online via Inspera. Please pay attention to the due dates as late papers will not be accepted.

Forms of Assessment

The course final will consist of two components: a final paper and a Multiple Choice Test. The final course paper will be submitted by the scheduled final exam period and will be required in addition to a 1 hour MC-test.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Assessment Semester


Reading List

The required literature includes 1 textbook. You may also read supplemental materials reflecting current research of related topics.

Course Evaluation

Students will evaluate the teaching at the end of the semester in line with quality assurance system at UiB.

Course Coordinator

The Faculty of Psychology