Code
Course Credits
PSYC 105 PSYC 105 - Introduction to Psychology

A broad introduction to the field of psychology as a science. The practical, life-oriented application of scientific principles of psychology. Development, learning, biological bases of behaviour, motivation and emotion, perception, measurement and fundamental statistics, personality, behavioural disorders and mental health, and group and social processes.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 106 PSYC 106 - Introduction to Psychology

A broad introduction to the field of psychology as a science. The practical, life-oriented application of scientific principles of psychology. Development, learning, biological bases of behaviour, motivation and emotion, perception, measurement and fundamental statistics, personality, behavioural disorders and mental health, and group and social processes.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 201 PSYC 201 - Experimental Psychology

Problems in research and experimentation in the context of sub-areas of psychology such as learning, memory, social influence, perception, and psycho-physics. Experimental, correlational, and observational methods are all considered.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106. (3-0; 0-0)

3.00
PSYC 204 PSYC 204 - Social Psychology

The relationship between the individual and society. Motivation, interpersonal relationships, attitude formation and change, communication, effective group dynamics, and leadership.Cross-listed: SOCI 204.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; or SOCI 101. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 207 PSYC 207 - Data Analysis

The logic and the application of data analysis techniques suitable for the behavioural sciences. Descriptive statistics and inferential statistics, including measures of central tendency, variability, probability and sampling theory, correlation, regression, and non-parametric statistics.Cross-listed: SOCI 207.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106. (3-0; 0-0)

3.00
PSYC 214 PSYC 214 - Psych Fndns of Teaching/Learning

An evaluation of psychological theories and research relating to learning and teaching, with a focus on learning theories, motivation, classroom management, evaluation, developmental stages, individual differences, and the needs of exceptional children.Cross-listed: EDUC 211.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105 or 106. (3-0; 0-0)

3.00
PSYC 215 PSYC 215 - Lifespan Development

The physical, mental, emotional, and social growth from infancy through adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Death and bereavement.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 301 PSYC 301 - Theories of Personality

The major theories of personality, traditional and contemporary, with a view to demonstrating their usefulness in accounting for human behaviour.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 305 PSYC 305 - Abnormal Psychology

The symptoms, causality, and treatment of psychopathological and behavioural problems. Examination of research findings as well as theoretical explanations.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 301; plus 3 additional sem. hrs. of Psychology. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 310 PSYC 310 - Exceptional Child in Reg. Classroom

The identification, etiology, diagnosis, and prognosis of various exceptionalities such as learning and physical disabilities, visual and auditory impairments, behaviour disorders, mental handicaps, and giftedness.Cross-listed: EDUC 310.Prerequisite(s): EDUC 211 or PSYC 214. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 315 PSYC 315 - Psychology of Gender

Exploration of the biological, psychological, and cultural influences on gender differences and the implications of gender differences and roles for women and men in our society. Emphasis is on research and theory exploring differences and/or similarities and the origins of differences.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; and third year standing. (3-0; 0-0)

3.00
PSYC 322 PSYC 322 - Research Methods

Issues and methods related to the conduct and analysis of psychological research. Internal and external validity, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, research ethics, and analysis of variance. Projects involve both library and empirical research components.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 201 and 207, plus 3 additional sem. hrs. of Psychology. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 326 PSYC 326 - Cognitive Processes

Using the information-processing approach, higher cognitive activities such as attention, memory, language, and thinking are examined in the light of current theory and research.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 201; plus 3 additional sem. hrs. of Psychology. (0-0; 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 330 PSYC 330 - Leadership in Organiz. & Small Grps

Comprehensive understanding of leadership. Theories, models, facets of leadership, and characteristics of effective leaders. Leadership development and current issues.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Cross-Listed: LDRS 330Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; or instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 331 PSYC 331 - Theories of Counselling

A survey of selected theories of counselling and psychotherapy: their theoretical base, view of the nature of the person, key concepts, goals, roles of therapist and client, techniques, and overall effectiveness.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 301; plus 3 additional sem. hrs. of Psychology. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 339 PSYC 339 - Mental Health and Adjustment

A psychological perspective on the experiences and problems humans encounter in daily living. Self-understanding in such areas as love, work, religion, sexuality, values and meaning, and interpersonal relationships. Growth models and health.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; and at least third year standing. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 340 PSYC 340 - Interpersonal and Helping Skills

Skills for developing helping relationships from a Christian perspective. A problem-management approach to helping: helping theory and skills practice.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 301; and 3 additional sem. hrs. of Psychology. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 342 PSYC 342 - Psychology of Adolescence

The physical and psychological processes that take place during adolescence. Issues of identity formation, moral development, physical development, changes in family relationships and development of independence, sexuality in adolescence, a perspective on peer relationships and pressures, and anticipation of vocational preparation.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 215; plus 3 additional sem. hrs. of Psychology. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 360 PSYC 360 - Psychology of Sport

The need for and purpose of psychology in sport and physical activity. An examination of the research focusing on psychological and social psychological factors influencing athletic and motor performance.Cross-listed: HKIN 340.Prerequisite(s): Third year standing. (3-0; 0-0)

3.00
PSYC 390 PSYC 390 - Special Topics in Psychology

An examination of selected issues, theories, or topics within the field of psychology.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year Psychology majors only or other students with instructor's consent.

1.00
PSYC 408 PSYC 408 - History and Systems of Psychology

Historical roots of modern psychology. Major systems of thought within the discipline in the context of a Christian view of humans and the world.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; plus 18 additional sem. hrs. of Psychology. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 412 PSYC 412 - Strategies for the Exceptional Chil

Strategies for integrating exceptional students, particularly within the regular school system. Identification of the variety of support services and personnel available to exceptional students.Cross-listed: EDUC 412.Prerequisite(s): EDUC 310 or PSYC 310. (0-0; 3-0)

4.00
PSYC 415 PSYC 415 - Human Sexuality

Concepts and materials treating the meaning and significance of human sexuality. Owing to the discussion-oriented format, preparation, attendance, and full participation are required.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; and at least third year standing. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 416 PSYC 416 - Psychology and the Law

A consideration of human behaviour within the legal system, including issues related to giving testimony, jury decision-making, and defense pleas.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 204. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 431 PSYC 431 - Career Counselling and Development

A critical introduction to the theory and practice of career counselling. An overview of major factors affecting career development. Current trends and how to meet developing needs. The importance of effective career counselling in the lifelong development of the individual.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 331. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 490 PSYC 490 - Personhood: The Individual

A consideration of the function of worldviews, the meaning of a Christian worldview, and the implications of a Christian worldview for the understanding of persons and their role in modern society. Inasmuch as contemporary worldviews have been shaped extensively by developments in science, as well as by historical influences from philosophy and religion, an interdisciplinary approach is taken.NB: Approved as alternative to IDIS 400.Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least 70 sem. hrs. of university credit prior to the semester in which this course is taken. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
PSYC 497 PSYC 497 - Senior Thesis

Under supervision of the departmental faculty, students conduct a careful review of the literature on a topic of their choice as well as an empirical study of some portion of the topic. The final written result is submitted in thesis form.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 201; 322; plus 12 sem. hrs. of Psychology.

3.00
PSYC 498 PSYC 498 - Senior Thesis

Under supervision of the departmental faculty, students conduct a careful review of the literature on a topic of their choice as well as an empirical study of some portion of the topic. The final written result is submitted in thesis form.Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105, 106; 201; 322; plus 12 sem. hrs. of Psychology.

3.00
SOCI 101 SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology

An introduction to the major concepts, theories, and procedures of sociological inquiry. This course broadly examines the foundations of sociology, social inequality, social institutions, and social change. Students learn about the systematic study of human society and its application in everyday life.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
SOCI 201 SOCI 201 - Introduction to Human Services

An examination of the basic philosophies and social influences which underlie the helping professions and a brief review of the history of professional human services workers. This course must be completed successfully before a student is assigned a field placement.Prerequisite(s): SOCI 101. (3-0; 0-0)

3.00
SOCI 320 SOCI 320 - Practicum I

A supervised practical experience with a community or social agency related to the student's interest and/or future plans. Readings, written assignments, and group meetings help students reflect on and integrate knowledge with practical experience.Prerequisite(s): SOCI 201 and admission to the Human Services Program or instructor's consent.

3.00
SOCI 400 SOCI 400 - Critical Issues in Human Services

This seminar explores critical issues which occur across the helping professions. Basic questions concerning human nature and the influence of society are examined. This course also serves as key preparation and support for upper level field placement experience.Prerequisite(s): SOCI 201 and admission to the Human Services Program. (0-0; 3-0)

3.00
SOCI 411 SOCI 411 - Practicum

Supervised field placement in an approved social services setting.NB: Pass/Fail course.Prerequisite(s): SOCI 320 and instructor's consent.

3.00
SOCI 420 SOCI 420 - Practicum

Supervised field placement in an approved social services setting.NB: Pass/Fail course.Prerequisite(s): SOCI 411 and instructor's consent.

3.00