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  • Objectives
    The Psychology profile is structured to permit students to explore a number of areas in psychology. It prepares students for admission to a university-level Bachelor of Arts program with a major in Psychology, as well as a variety of social science fields.
  • Academic title
    Psychology Profile
  • Course description
    Students take four sequenced Psychology courses and are required to take a Human Biology course. They may also opt to take a Statistics for Social Science course that will help prepare them for their university studies.

    Term 1
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs

    ___-___-__    Option 100 Level Course           

        * Anthropology
        * Business Administration
        * Classics
        * Geography
        * Mathematics
        * Philosophy
        * Political Science
        * Religion

    350-101-DW    General Psychology    2 - 1 - 3    45

    Description:    This is the first course in the discipline for most students and a requirement for all students in the Social Science program. It is also necessary for admission to most university psychology programs. The course is designed to acquaint students with the principles and methods of psychology and to expose them to the various areas encompassed by the field.
    383-101-DW    Introduction to Economics    3 - 0 - 3    45

    Description:    This course is a pre-requisite to all other Economics courses. The course introduces students to economic systems, the great economic thinkers, the different schools of thought, and the basic concepts and theories of economics. Students will become familiar with introductory tools, methods, and models of economic analysis, as well as recognize their limitations. Applying different perspectives and relying on current and historical data, the course exposes students to Canada’s and Quebec’s major macroeconomic problems such as unemployment, recessions, inflation, and the public debt. Students will learn how governments can use fiscal, monetary, and trade policies to reduce domestic economic problems. The course prepares students to critically assess government economic policies and economic information in the news media.
    General Education
    • 109-103-02    Health and Physical Education    1 - 1 - 1    30
    • 345-103-04    Knowledge    3 - 1 - 3    60
    • 602-10_-03    French: Bloc A    2 - 1 - 3    45
    • 603-101-04    Introduction to College English    2 - 2 - 4    60

    Term 2
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    300-300-DW    Research Methods    2 - 2 - 2    60

    330-101-DW    Western Civilization    3 - 0 - 3    45

    Description:    This course traces the growth of Western civilization from its roots in the Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman traditions to the 20th century. Among the major themes covered are the emergence and influence of key intellectual currents, social and political revolution, the development of industrial society, the birth of the nation state, imperialism, totalitarianism, and the two world wars. Students are introduced to basic concepts such as historical cause and social change, race, class and gender, as well as to the major political ideologies.
    387-101-DW    Individual and Society    3 - 0 - 3    45

    Description:    This course introduces students to the basic ideas and perspectives of sociological investigation and interpretation. It focuses on the ways individuals are shaped by and respond to culture and social organization. Students are introduced to the major areas of sociological research, including representative studies and their findings about Canada, Quebec and other societies, in order to provide a systematic understanding of the contemporary social world.
    Required Courses - Choose one of the following
    350-201-DW    Developmental Psychology    2 - 1 - 3    45

    Prerequisite:    350-101-DW - General Psychology
    Description:    This course outlines the development of the child and how he/she is influenced by heredity, environment, family, school and social experiences. Emphasis is placed on the changes that occur in both physical and psychological attitudes during childhood. Discussions also focus on basic concepts and theories related to child development. In addition, developmental processes in adolescence, adulthood, and old age are considered.
    350-211-DW    Abnormal Psychology    2 - 1 - 3    45

    Prerequisite:    350-101-DW - General Psychology
    Description:    This course attempts to explain the origins and treatment of several types of mental disorders from a variety of perspectives, among them the psychoanalytic, behavioural and biological perspectives. Diagnostic issues and research strategies are also considered.
    General Education

    • 109-104-02    Physical Activity    0 - 2 - 1    30
    • 345-102-03    World Views    3 - 0 - 3    45
    • 603-102-04    Literary Genres    2 - 2 - 3    60
    • COMP 1    Complementary          

    Term 3
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hr
    ___-___-__    Option 200 Level Course           

    101-921-DW    Human Biology    3 - 0 - 3    45

    Description:    This course begins with an introduction to anatomical terminology, a discussion of the various levels of structural organization thatmake up the human body, and a brief overviewof each system’s contribution to homeostasis. The course emphasizes control systems(nervous and endocrine), reproduction, and classical genetics. The material covered in this course provides a useful background for nonscience students planning to study psychology in university. This course can be used as a concentration course in Social Science, but cannot be used in the revised Science programs.
    360-300-DW    Quantitative Methods    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Prerequisite:    300-300-DW - Research Methods

    Required Courses - Choose one of the following
    350-306-DW    Human Sexual Behaviour    3 - 0 - 3    45

    Description:    This course deals with human sexual development and response patterns. The course addresses itself to both the psychological, physiological and socio-cultural factors shaping and influencing human sexual behaviour. Topics may include anatomy and physiology of the sexual response system, development of gender identity, sexual response patterns and sexual dysfunctions.
    350-323-DW    Applications of Psychology    2 - 1 - 3    45

    Description:    A number of courses are offered under APPLICATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY (Application) Each course focuses on the concepts, theories and methods associated with a particular area of psychology and the application of these concepts, theories and methods to specific cases and situations. For example, one of the courses offered is Applications of Psychology: Social Psychology. This course considers the complex relationships between individuals and the environment. The emphasis is on theory, research and applications. Possible topics include attitude formation, change and measurement, group structure and dynamics, leadership, affiliation, social perception, conformity, prejudice, obedience, aggression, romantic love, attraction and altruism.

    General Education
    • 602-B__-03    French: Bloc B    2 - 1 - 3    45
    • 603-103-04    Literary Themes    2 - 2 - 3    60
    • COMP 2    Complementary          
    Term 4
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs

    ___-___-__    Option 200 Level Course           

    Choose one from disciplines previously taken.
    ___-___-__    Option 300 Level Course           

    Choose one from disciplines previously taken.
    300-308-DW    Integrative Seminar    2 - 2 - 4    60

    Prerequisites:    300-300-DW - Research Methods
    360-300-DW - Quantitative Methods

    Required Courses - Choose one of the following
    201-401-DW    Statistics for Social Science *    2 - 1 - 3    45

    350-401-DW    Advanced Studies in Psychology *    2 - 1 - 3    45

    Description:    All third level courses in Psychology are offered under Advanced Topics in Psychology. As with the second level courses, each course focuses on a particular area of interest in psychology. In this context, students are encouraged to design and complete a project based on the application of knowledge acquired in second-level courses.
    General Education

    • 109-105-02    Active Living    1 - 1 - 1    30
    • 345-BXH-03    Applied Themes in Humanities    3 - 0 - 3    45
    • 603-BXE-04    Applied Themes in English    2 - 2 - 2    60

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