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PSYC 1101 - Introductory Psychology 1

Psychology Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$628.00 - $639.64 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2022

Below are four offerings of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 77561

Tue Jan 04 - Tue Apr 12 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Apr 12 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 BBY SE06 Rm. 204

Instructor

Mark Kerr

Course Outline

Cost

$639.64

Notes

  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.

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

In Progress

CRN 46170

Wed Jan 05 - Wed Apr 13 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Apr 13 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 BBY SW01 Rm. 2016

Instructor

Lina Sweiss

Course Outline

Cost

$639.64

Notes

  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.

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

In Progress

CRN 83084

Thu Jan 06 - Thu Apr 14 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Apr 14 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 BBY

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$628.00

Notes

  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.

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

Cancelled

CRN 83061

Mon Jan 10 - Mon Apr 18 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Apr 18 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 BBY SE12 Rm. 312

Instructor

Azar Pakdaman-Savoji

Course Outline

Cost

$639.64

Notes

  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.

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

In Progress

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

PSYC 1101 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

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

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