Love and Close Relationships
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.
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 have access to the course.
The course has a restricted number of seats.
Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching
Lectures and seminars
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Lecture and discussion section attendance is mandatory and roll will be taken at random for credit. In addition, course participation points will be accrued from assignments completed in advance of and during course discussion sections.
Students are required to submit 2 reflection papers from 4 possible paper options. Paper prompts will be posted to Mitt UiB at least one week prior to their due dates, and are to be submitted online via Mitt UiB.
Forms of Assessment
The course final is a portfolio consisting of two components: a final paper and a final exam. 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.
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
The required literature includes 2 textbooks as well as supplemental materials reflecting current research of related topics. Supplemental readings will be posted on Mitt UiB.
Students will evaluate the teaching at the end of the semester in line with quality assurance system at UiB.
The Faculty of Psychology
For more information contact:
The Information Center at the Faculty of Psychology by phone: 55 58 27 10
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org