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Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology I
3 Credits

This course surveys models and theories relevant to the various sub-areas of psychology by examining the research psychologists have done and are doing. Specific topics this semester include perspectives and methods, biology of behaviour, human development, sensation, perception, consciousness, and conditioning and learning. The classes include lectures, structured experiences, discussions and audiovisual presentations.

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PSYC 102 Introductory Psychology II
3 Credits

Continuation of PSYC 101. The classes include lectures, structured experiences, discussions and audiovisual presentations aimed at familiarizing the students with current psychological views. The specific topics this semester are: memory, cognition, motivation, emotion, stress, personality, psychopathology, therapy and social psychology. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites
English 12 or equivalent

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PSYC 201 Developmental Psychology I
3 Credits

If you would like to gain some insight into your own history and want to know more about what your life will be like as you grow through the adult years, the study of life-span development will be of interest to you. This is the first half of a two-semester second year elective course in psychology. Following an introduction to methods and theories and a review of genetics and prenatal development we will examine development in infancy, early childhood and middle childhood, from a physical, cognitive and psychosocial point of view. The focus will be on the normal process growing but some potential developmental problems will be discussed. Classes consist of lectures, discussions, audiovisual presentations and structured experiences. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites
PSYC 101 or PSYC 102

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PSYC 202 Developmental Psychology II
3 Credits

In this term the topics included are adolescence, early, middle and late adulthood. Each of these topics is viewed from a physical, cognitive and psychosocial point of view. The focus is on the normal process of growing but potential developmental problems will be reviewed. Classes consist of lectures, discussions, audiovisual presentations and structured experiences. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites
PSYC 101 or PSYC 102

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PSYC 203 Psychology of Gender and Gender Relation
3 Credits

This course introduces students to the psychology of gender, gender differences and differences in the experiences and behaviours of males and females.

Prerequisites
PSYC 101 and PSYC 102

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PSYC 205 Psyc of Drugs & Chem Addiction
3 Credits

This course surveys topics related to the effects of drugs on behaviour and chemical addiction. Specific topics will include neurological effects of drugs, the causes and circumstances of addiction and the prevention and treatment of addiction. Classes of drugs studied will include alcohol, marijuana, stimulants, opiates, tranquilizers, nicotine, hallucinogens, antidepressants and antipsychotics.

Prerequisites
PSYC 101 and PSYC 102

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PSYC 206 Intro to Health Psychology
3 Credits

This course introduces students to the psychology of health. Topics include health related behaviours like eating habits, smoking and drug use, the effects of stressful events on health, various methods of coping with stress, the impact of chronic illness on the family, and the role of social support systems. In addition, issues such as the mind-body relation; research methods in health psychology; pain and pain behaviour; the management of chronic and terminal illness; and death, dying and bereavement will be addressed. Diseases covered will include cancer, heart disease, AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer's disease.

Prerequisites
PSYC 101 and PSYC 102

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PSYC 207 Intro to Mental Health Counselling
3 Credits

The most influential psychotherapies will be introduced with particular emphasis on behavioural and cognitive interventions. Issues of evidence based counseling, multicultural counseling, and legal-ethical oblications will also be introduced.

Prerequisites
PSYC 101 and PSYC 102

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PSYC 215 Research Methods in Social Sciences I
3 Credits

Prerequisites
PSYC 101 and PSYC 102

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PSYC 216 Research Methods in Social Sciences II
3 Credits

Prerequisites
PSYC 101/102

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PSYC 221 Abnormal Psyc and Therapy I
3 Credits

This course is for students interested in learning more about psychological disorders and therapy. Recommended for students who plan to work or are working in a mental health related setting. We start with a thorough examination of the historical antecedents, current theoretical perspectives, and assessment as they relate to abnormal psychology and therapy. This is followed by a review of some of the psychiatric disorders including perspectives on causes and treatment. Specific topics this semester include: stress, health and adjustment disorders; personality disorders; anxiety disorders and; dissociative and somatoform disorders. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites
PSYC 101/102

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PSYC 222 Abnormal Psyc & Therapy II
3 Credits

Specific topics this semester include mood disorders and suicide, sexual and gender identity disorders, schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders, behaviour disorders of childhood and adolescence, methods of therapy and treatment and contemporary ethical and legal issues. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites
PSYC 101/102 and PSYC 221

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PSYC 232 Research Methods in Psychology
3 Credits

Introduction to basic research methods in psychology or the social sciences. Emphasis will be on the procedures and underlying logic of scientific inquiry. Topics include hypothesis testing, behavioural or psychological measurement, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, survey research, the relative advantages and limitations of quantitative and qualitative research strategies, and how to critically interpret research findings. (3,1.5,0)

Prerequisites
PSYC 101/102

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PSYC 233 Historical and Conceptual Foundations of Psychology
3 Credits

Prerequisites
PSYC 101/102

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