Undergraduate course

Love and Close Relationships

  • ECTS credits5
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codePSY200
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

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 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.

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 2 textbooks as well as supplemental materials reflecting current research of related topics. Supplemental readings will be posted on Mitt UiB.

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


Contact Information

For more information contact:

The Information Center at the Faculty of Psychology by phone: 55 58 27 10
or e-mail: studieveileder.psyfa@uib.no