BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PSYC-111 - Introduction to Psychology I - 3.00 Credits

PSYC-111 - Introduction to Psychology I - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Psychology 111 is a survey course which introduces students to the field of psychology in general. Students will be encouraged to use a critical and inquiring approach to information presented to them, to be open minded, creative and divergent thinkers.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Community & Health Development Certificate - Aboriginal Community and Health Certificate
  • Associate of Arts Degree- Criminology - Year 1
  • Community and Public Safety Professional Certificate Program - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Indigenous Human Services Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, English 12 or English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 .
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • the major areas of psychology and a scientific, critical thinking approach to the study of human behavior;

    • knowledge of the concepts, theories, methods, terminology and research findings appropriate to the field of psychology;

    • acquire a facility to analyze, interpret, evaluate and understand such phenomena as sensation, perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, intelligence, cognition, and language;

    • acquire an increased facility for understanding, tolerating, and/or changing the thought and behavior of other people; and

    • gain an enhanced level of competency in perceiving, analyzing and evaluation of circumstances.

    Text and Materials:
  • Wood, Ellen and Samuel. (1999, 1996). The World of Psychology (2nd ed.). Prentice Hall Canada Inc.: Scarborough, Ontario.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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