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Introductory Psychology 1 PSYC 1101

Psychology Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This university-transferable course focuses on the psychologist's approach to theories, problems and issues in contemporary psychology. This survey course introduces the student to the following areas of psychology: perspectives in psychology and current research findings on biological aspects, sensory processes, perception, consciousness, learning and memory.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$653.69

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below are three offerings of PSYC 1101 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 32908

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Tue Dec 13 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 32908
  • $653.69
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Dec 13 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SE06 Rm. 203
Instructor

Azar Pakdaman-Savoji

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Credits

3

Cost

$653.69

Important information
  1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: IN PERSON ON CAMPUS COURSE DELIVERY. This course is accepted as a General Education Component Credit for Bachelor of Business Administration, Computer Systems Bachelor of Technology Degree, Interior Design Diploma students and as a prerequisite for BCIT BSc Nursing program. Course materials will be listed on the BCIT Bookstore Website. If course is full, check website frequently as seats will become available if students withdraw before term start. Questions? Email leesa_watt@bcit.ca.
Status

CRN 42458

Duration

Thu Sep 08 - Thu Dec 15 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 42458
  • $653.69
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 15 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 312
Instructor

Azar Pakdaman-Savoji

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Credits

3

Cost

$653.69

Important information
  1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: IN PERSON ON CAMPUS COURSE DELIVERY. This course is accepted as a General Education Component Credit for Bachelor of Business Administration, Computer Systems Bachelor of Technology Degree, Interior Design Diploma students and as a prerequisite for BCIT BSc Nursing program. Course materials will be listed on the BCIT Bookstore Website. If course is full, check website frequently as seats will become available if students withdraw before term start. Questions? Email leesa_watt@bcit.ca.
Status

CRN 42203

Duration

Wed Sep 07 - Wed Dec 14 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 42203
  • $653.69
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Dec 14 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 2745
Instructor

Mark Kerr

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Credits

3

Cost

$653.69

Important information
  1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: IN PERSON ON CAMPUS COURSE DELIVERY. This course is accepted as a General Education Component Credit for Bachelor of Business Administration, Computer Systems Bachelor of Technology Degree, Interior Design Diploma students and as a prerequisite for BCIT BSc Nursing program. Course materials will be listed on the BCIT Bookstore Website. If course is full, check website frequently as seats will become available if students withdraw before term start. Questions? Email leesa_watt@bcit.ca.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the psychoanalytic, learning, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, feminist, sociocultural and biological perspectives in psychology.
  • Explain and apply the essential elements of basic research methods and understand how the interpretation of findings can be limited depending on the manner in which a study is carried out (e.g., proper sampling procedures, etc.)
  • Explain and apply the basic elements of descriptive statistics (e.g., use of graphs, measures of central tendency and variation) as well as those of inferential statistics.
  • Explain the difference between conscious and unconscious mental processes and describe the research findings examining altered states of consciousness such as sleep and dreaming, hypnosis, and effects of psychoactive drugs.
  • Identify the major structures of a neuron, major brain regions and subdivisions of the nervous and endocrine systems, and describe their roles in basic mental functions, such as maintaining conscious awareness, forming memories, experiencing emotions, and interpreting sensory information.
  • Describe the major processes involved in memory with respect to encoding, storage and retrieval of information, and state the factors which have been found to facilitate or impair memory abilities.
  • Explain the elements involved in various forms of learning, particularly observational learning, classical and operant conditioning, and their applications.
  • Explain the role of genetics and environmental factors in influencing behaviour, traits, and abilities, with a focus on body weight and shapes, and language and intelligence acquisition.
  • Explain the major processes involved in the ability to sense stimuli from various sensory organs (visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, and skin senses), and identify the basic processes involved in perception, with a focus on perception of pain.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

Introductory Psychology 1 (PSYC 1101) is offered as a part of the following programs:

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  2. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Bachelor of Business Administration Full-time/Part-time

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