University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Psychology (PSYC)

Department of Psychology, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.

The B.Sc. Major in Psychology offers an opportunity for students to develop interests within learning, perception, cognition, and physiological psychology from a sound base in physical and biological sciences. Students primarily interested in other areas within psychology should consult the schedule of studies for the Bachelor of Arts program. Psychology courses in the above focuses may also be studied via the B.A. program. A cumulative average of at least 70% in all course attempts in Psychology is required for approval to enter semester 4.

Note on Honours Courses

Courses marked (H) in Section XII--Course Descriptions are designed for students in a Honours Psychology program (Honours Program Major or Honours Program Minor in Cognitive Neuropsychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Organizational Behaviour, or Social Psychology), the Information Systems and Human Behaviour program, Career Development Practitioner program (C.D.P.P.), or Human Resources Management major of the Bachelor of Commerce program. Students in other programs wishing to take these courses must obtain the permission of the instructors concerned. Courses designated with (H) in Section XII--Course Descriptions are Honours level courses requiring for registration a cumulative average of at least 70% in all course attempts in Psychology. Courses not designated as (H) are open to all students having the prerequisites. The department also offers an array of elective courses beyond the minimum required by the Honours Psychology program (see Section XII--Course Descriptions).

Major (Honours Program)

Semester 1

BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I

CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I

MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I

PHYS*1070 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences I

One of: *

PSYC*1100 [0.50] Principles of Behaviour

PSYC*1200 [0.50] Dynamics of Behaviour

Semester 2

BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II

CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II

CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming

PHYS*1080 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences II

One of: *

PSYC*1100 [0.50] Principles of Behaviour

PSYC*1200 [0.50] Dynamics of Behaviour

Semester 3

One of:

PSYC*2330 [0.50] Principles of Learning

PSYC*2410 [0.50] Behavioural Basis of Neuroscience, I

One of:

PSYC*2390 [0.50] Principles of Sensation and Perception

PSYC*2650 [0.50] Introduction to Cognitive Processes

One of:

PSYC*2010 [0.50] Quantification in Psychology

STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I

1.00 elective **

Semester 4

PSYC*2360 [0.50] Introductory Research Methods

PSYC*3320 [0.50] Statistical Principles in Psychological Research

0.50 Psychology core (PSYC*2330, PSYC*2390, PSYC*2410, PSYC*2650)

0.50 elective**

One of:

PSYC*2310 [0.50] Introduction to Social Psychology

PSYC*2450 [0.50] Introduction to Developmental Psychology

PSYC*2740 [0.50] Personality

Semester 5

PSYC*3371 [0.50] Research Methods

2.00 electives **

Semester 6

PSYC*3250 [0.50] Psychological Measurement

PSYC*3372 [0.50] Research Methods

1.50 electives **

Across semester 7 and 8 students must complete both PSYC*4370 and PSYC*4900. These courses may be completed concurrently or sequentially (one in semester 7, one in semester 8).

Semester 7

1.00 or 1.50 electives **

One of: ***

PSYC*4870 [0.50] Honours Thesis I

0.50 at the 3000 or 4000 level from List A or List B

One of:

PSYC*4370 [0.50] History of Psychology

PSYC*4900 [0.50] Psychology Seminar

Semester 8

1.00 or 1.50 elective**

One of: ***

PSYC*4880 [1.00] Honours Thesis II

1.00 at the 3000 or 4000 level from List A or List B

One of:

PSYC*4370 [0.50] History of Psychology

PSYC*4900 [0.50] Psychology Seminar

* PSYC*1100 should be completed prior to semester 3, PSYC*1200 prior to semester 4

** additional credits in semesters 3-8 must be taken to make up a total of 1.00 Arts and/or non- psychology social science credits, 3.00 credits from List A, 3.00 acceptable non-psychology science course credits; suggestions for particularly suitable electives are given in List B

*** students intending to go on to graduate school should take PSYC*4870 and PSYC*4880

Note: The selection of electives should take into consideration the prerequisites for preferred advanced courses. With the permission of the Psychology Department PRIOR to course selection, up to 2 non-psychology credits can be used towards the psychology credits if such courses enhance the student's psychology program.

List A

Learning and Physiological Psychology

PSYC*3030 [0.50] Behavioural Aspects of Drug Action

PSYC*3040 [0.50] Current Issues in Neuropsychology

PSYC*3100 [0.50] Evolutionary Psychology

PSYC*3410 [0.50] Behavioural Basis of Neuroscience II

PSYC*3430 [0.50] Topics in Animal Learning and Cognition

PSYC*3850 [0.50] Intellectual Disabilities

PSYC*4750 [0.50] Motivation

ZOO*4070 [0.50] Animal Behaviour

Perception and Cognition

PHYS*2030 [0.50] Biophysics of Excitable Cells

PSYC*3330 [0.50] Human Memory

PSYC*3340 [0.50] Psycholinguistics

PSYC*4400 [0.50] Cognitive Neuropsychology Seminar

List B

The following courses are particularly suitable science electives for students in this program:

Biology - BIOL*2210

Chemistry - CHEM*2580

Environmental Biology - ENVB*4040

Genetics - MBG*2000, MBG*2020, MBG*3050

Mathematics - MATH*3510

Pharmacology - BIOM*3090

Physiology - BIOM*3000, HK*3940, BIOM*3100, BIOM*3110

Statistics - STAT*3240, STAT*3320, STAT*4350

Zoology - BIOL*3120, ZOO*2100, ZOO*3000, ZOO*3200, ZOO*4170, ZOO*4390, ZOO*4410

Minor (Honours Program)

A minor in Psychology requires 5.00 psychology credits as follows:

PSYC*1100 [0.50] Principles of Behaviour

PSYC*1200 [0.50] Dynamics of Behaviour

PSYC*2360 [0.50] Introductory Research Methods

2.00 credits from 2000 level psychology core courses selected as follows:

PSYC*2330 [0.50] Principles of Learning

PSYC*2390 [0.50] Principles of Sensation and Perception

PSYC*2410 [0.50] Behavioural Basis of Neuroscience, I

PSYC*2650 [0.50] Introduction to Cognitive Processes

PSYC*2310 [0.50] Introduction to Social Psychology

PSYC*2450 [0.50] Introduction to Developmental Psychology

PSYC*2740 [0.50] Personality

1.00 credits from PSYC* courses in List A

One of:

PSYC*2010 [0.50] Quantification in Psychology

STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I


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