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Introductory Psychology 1 PSYC 1101

Psychology 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

$641.81 - $653.69 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are four offerings of PSYC 1101 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 46170

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Wed Apr 12 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 46170
  • $653.69
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Apr 12 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2016
Instructor

Mark Kerr

Course outline

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Credits

3

Cost

$653.69

Important information
  1. 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 and as a prerequisite for the 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. LATE REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE PERMITTED AND WE DO NOT KEEP A WAITING LIST. Questions? Email leesa_watt@bcit.ca.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 83084

Duration

Thu Jan 05 - Thu Apr 13 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 83084
  • $641.81
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Apr 13 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Credits

3

Cost

$641.81

Important information
  1. 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 and as a prerequisite for the 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. LATE REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE PERMITTED AND WE DO NOT KEEP A WAITING LIST. Questions? Email leesa_watt@bcit.ca.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 83061

Duration

Mon Jan 09 - Mon Apr 17 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 83061
  • $653.69
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 17 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 312
Instructor

Azar Pakdaman-Savoji

Course outline

View

Credits

3

Cost

$653.69

Important information
  1. IN PERSON ON CAMPUS COURSE DELIVERY. This course is accepted as a General Education Component Credit for Bachelor of Business Administration students, 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

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 77561

Duration

Tue Jan 10 - Tue Apr 18 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 77561
  • $653.69
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Apr 18 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Credits

3

Cost

$653.69

Important information
  1. 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 and as a prerequisite for the 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. LATE REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE PERMITTED AND WE DO NOT KEEP A WAITING LIST. Questions? Email leesa_watt@bcit.ca.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term, 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:

School of Business + Media

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

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