University of Guelph

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar


X--Degree Programs

Information Systems and Human Behaviour

Interdisciplinary Program.

Coordinator: E.C. Dalrymple-Alford, Ext 3510, Department of Psychology

As computers and communications play progressively more subtle and significant roles in society, this program of study brings together the elements of 3 disciplines to provide students with an understanding of technical, behavioral and social aspects of information technology. This program of study is a co operative effort of the Department of Computing and Information Science, Department of Psychology and Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Students in this program will be advised by the program coordinator, who will counsel them about the possibility of exemption from 27-160 (as outlined in the listing for Computing and Information Science) and about supporting courses in Mathematics.

Honours Program Major

Semester 1

27-160 Foundations of Programming
80-110 Principles of Behaviour
86-110 Sociology
Two electives, 1 each from 2 different departments in the College of Arts.

Semester 2

12-115 Anthropology
27-170 Introduction to Computing and Information Sciences
27-190 Discrete Structures in Computer Science
80-120 Dynamics of Behaviour
One elective from the College of Arts.

Semester 3

27-242 Data Structures
80-265 Introduction to Cognitive Processes
89-204 Statistics I
Two electives (86-212 Introductory Methods is strongly recommended).

Semester 4

27-240 Introduction to Information Processing
80-236 Introductory Research Methods
80-239 Principles of Perception
86-307 Qualitative and Observational Methods
ne elective (26-140 Introduction to Design is recommended).

Semester 5

27-343 System Analysis and Design in Applications
27-360 Programming Languages
80-231 Introduction to Social Psychology
86-204 Sociology of Work
Two electives (85-250 Management in Organizations).

Semester 6

27-320 Software Engineering
80-333 Human Memory
80-334 Psycholinguistics
80-351 Industrial-Organizational Psychology
86-306 Organizations
86-320 Technology and Society
One elective.

Semester 7

27-430 Human Computer Interaction
*Two 400 level electives from the participating departments.
Two electives.

Semester 8

* These 5 electives should be selected from the Departments of Computing and Information Science, Psychology, and Sociology and Anthropology, with at least 1 from each of the 3 departments.

Two 400 level electives from the participating departments.

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar
X--Degree Programs
Bachelor of Arts--B.A.

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