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PSYC 110 Experimental Psychology

Effective date: January 2017

This course presents experimental methodologies used in psychology, including how data is collected, organized, and interpreted in psychological research. Topics include: psychobiology, sensation, perception, cognition, learning theory, memory, assessment, and experimental design. Topics are discussed and demonstrated in lectures and labs.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1.5 lab hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$317.10 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English and Math assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PSYC 120 Personal Growth and Development

Effective date: January 2017

This course offers the student an academic and experiential introduction to models of personal growth. Topics include: psychoanalytic, behaviouristic, humanistic, and transpersonal approaches.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PSYC 130 Contemporary Issues

Effective date: January 2017

This course acquaints students with major contemporary issues in psychology and considers their historical antecedents. Topics include: the application of psychological knowledge on life span development, personality, abnormal behaviour, social cognition, social influence, and social relations to a variety of contemporary social issues. Topics vary with instructor and changing problems.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PSYC 154 Interpersonal Skills

Effective date: January 2017

This course uses an experiential approach to develop self-awareness and increased understanding of others. Both communication theory and practical skills will be covered while working towards the goal of achieving successful and creative Interpersonal relationships.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PSYC 160 Sport and Exercise Psychology 1

Effective date: January 2017

This course is an introduction to the concepts and principles of psychology that apply to the facilitating of sport and exercise activity. Suitable for athletes, coaches, teachers and trainers, the course will examine and apply knowledge and skills to selected sport and exercise environments with a focus on communication competency.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PSYC 164 Behaviour Management

Effective date: January 2017

Basic learning principles are applied to everyday problems. How to deal effectively with such diverse situations as bedwetting, tantrums, non-compliance, stealing and lying in children; adult problems such as obesity, smoking, incompatibility in marriage, headaches and phobias are considered. Learning is achieved through group discussion and creative role-play situations.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PSYC 171 Human Development: Lifespan

Effective date: January 2017

Students will explore human development from conception until death, focusing on critical milestones achieved across the ages in the areas of physical, cognitive and social development. Cultural diversity of experience will be examined, as well as modern theoretical models explaining human development.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$381.15 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PSYC 200 Introduction to Personality

Effective date: September 2013

In this course, the student will achieve knowledge of the basic processes resulting in personality development, theories of personality, and methods of assessing personality, interpersonal behaviour and psychopathology.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

All of:

And one of:

PSYC 201 Research Methods in Psychology

Effective date: September 2014

This course introduces students to research techniques in psychology. The aim is to develop an understanding of the conceptual foundations of various research strategies. Topics include: formulating research designs and questions, measurement of variables, data analysis, drawing valid conclusions, and writing research reports. Labs and exercises include acquiring computer skills.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1.5 lab hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$317.10 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

One of:

  • C in Principles of Math 10
  • C in Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10
  • C in Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11
  • C in Foundations of Math 11
  • C in Applications of Math 11
  • C in Principles of Math 11
  • C in Pre-Calculus 11
  • C in MATH 053
  • C in MATH 057
  • C in MATH 072
  • C in MATH 073
  • C in MATH 135
  • C in MATH 137

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PSYC 203 Social Psychology

Effective date: September 2013

This course focuses on the way in which people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are influenced by the presence of other people. It may include such topics as attitude change, propaganda, prejudice, cults, conformity, obedience, group influence, altruism, aggression, love, and attribution theory.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

All of:

And one of:

PSYC 205 Introduction to Groups

Effective date:

This course is essential for successful involvement in groups at school, work and society. It uses an experiential approach to study topics of group dynamics (including group development, power, influence, leadership, decision making, norms, cohesion, creativity, and conformity) to understand group theory and gain practice in positive group interaction.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

One of:

PSYC 210 History of Psychology

Effective date: September 2013

This course traces the origins and growth of psychological thought. The emphasis will be on larger social-historical contexts that shaped thoughts about human psychology. The topics will cover contributions of early Greek thinkers, medieval and renaissance scholars, formal beginnings, and development of the discipline in the last two centuries.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

All of:

And one of:

PSYC 215 Biological Psychology

Effective date:

This course introduces basic topics and methods of modern biopsychology. Topics include: neuroanatomy, testing and experimental methods, neural conduction, brain damage, perception, sexual behaviour, drug addiction, and memory. Students access study guides and exercises on the internet.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

One of:

PSYC 225 Clinical Neuroscience

Effective date:

Clinical Neuroscience applies the theories of neuroscience to the assessment, management, and rehabilitation of neurological disease and injury. After a review of the history, research methods, and basics of neuroscience, an introduction to methods for assessment of neurological functioning, research, treatment and prevention of neurological disorders will be addressed.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

One of:

PSYC 228 Health Psychology

Effective date:

This course provides an introduction to psychosomatic and behavioural medicine through an examination of the biological, psychological and social factors that play a role in the development, maintenance and promotion of health and wellness. Emphasis is placed on understanding health in the Canadian context within an international frame of reference.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

All of:

PSYC 233 Psychology of Motivation

Effective date:

This course provides a survey of major theories of motivation and their application in a variety of settings. The theories that will be covered include: Cognitive Choice Theories, Need-Motive-Value Approaches, Self­Regulation-Metacognition Approaches, and Integrative Approaches.

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Prerequisite: PSYC 110.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

All of:

PSYC 239 Human Sexuality

Effective date:

This course surveys the psychological and behavioural aspects of human sexuality, with particular emphasis on the influence of popular culture as well as an historical overview of human sexuality.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

All of:

PSYC 245 Drugs and Behaviour

Effective date:

This course is an overview of the medical and non-medical use of drugs with cultural influences; a review of the scientific literature on drugs, behaviour, and the CNS; pharmacology, neuropharmocology; a survey of research methods used in psychopharmacology and the biochemical and neurophysiological bases of psychoactive drug action.

Note: A first-year CHEM or BIOL course is highly recommended.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

All of:

PSYC 250 Psychopathology

Effective date: September 2013

This introductory course on abnormal psychology includes a modern integration of theoretical perspectives, classification of psychological disorders, specific disorders (anxiety, mood, sexual, schizophrenia, personality, substance-abuse related), assessment, and treatment methods. Students access to study materials and exercises via the internet.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

All of:

And one of:

PSYC 252 Criminal and Deviant Behaviour

Effective date: September 2013

This course focuses on psychological theories and research regarding acquisition, maintenance, prevention, and treatment of criminal behaviours. Bio-psycho-social explanations of criminal behaviour are emphasized in Canadian contexts. Topics include homicide and assault, sexual offences, criminal psychopathy, drug/alcohol use, and property/public order offences as well as a variety of psychological disorders.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

All of:

And one of:

PSYC 255 Advanced Communication

Effective date: September 2013

This course helps students improve their communication skills and study contemporary communication issues including conflict and power, gender communication, advanced listening, intercultural aspects, non-verbal communication, media effects, family and workplace interactions, dealing with diversity, and other current topics.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

One of:

PSYC 256 Introduction to Counselling

Effective date: January 2013

This course is designed to enhance the communication and helping skills of students interested in health, education or human services. Areas of focus will include the helping/counselling relationship and attitude, advanced listening skills, structured interview skills, the process of personal change and self-awareness and the helping process and issues.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

One of:

PSYC 257 Intercultural Communication

Effective date: January 2009

This course explores relevant concepts, attitudes and skills. Students develop an awareness and competence in effective communication in culturally diverse settings. Topics include: theories of culture and diversity, verbal and nonverbal intercultural communication, prejudice, discrimination, ethnocentrism and adapting to new cultures. Competence and practice in intercultural communication skills are emphasized.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

One of:

PSYC 258 Psychology and Gender

Effective date: September 2013

This course involves the analysis and assessment of psychological research and theoretical perspectives on gender; more specifically, students will study biological, cognitive, social, and cultural variables influencing gender development and identity. Additional course content includes an examination of gender roles, stereotypes, differences, similarities, and communication in everyday life.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$381.15 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

All of:

PSYC 260 Sport and Exercise Psychology 2

Effective date:

This course examines the concepts and principles of psychology that govern sport and exercise. Students will apply skills and knowledge to selected activities. There is a focus on selected topics of research and their application to coaches, athletes, trainers and fitness instructors to improve performance and/or participation.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

One of:

PSYC 261 Childhood Disorders: Analysis

Effective date: January 2008

This course examines theoretical and research approaches to the understanding of psychological disorders related to childhood and adolescent development. Recent advances in classification and diagnosis of disorders such as autism, pervasive developmental disorder, learning disabilities, and attention deficit/ hyperactivity are some of the examples considered.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

All of:

PSYC 262 Childhood Disorders: Treatment

Effective date: January 2010

This course focuses on current research and applications in the treatment of childhood disorders, including ADHD, communication and learning disorders, autism, behaviour disorders and others. Treatment approaches covered include pharmacological, cognitive-behaviour therapy, interpersonal and individualized education programs. Students will learn how to effect positive change in children with diverse needs.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

All of:

PSYC 263 Psychopathology Practicum

Effective date: January 2009

This course entails a field placement involving the application of theory and research to child psychopathology. Focus will be on the development of applied skills including interviewing, observation and functional assessment, participation in team-based meetings evaluating an individualized education plan, and development, implementation and evaluation of a treatment strategy based on that plan.

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Credits
4
Format
3 seminar hours per week for 7 weeks, and 10 practicum hours per week for 12 weeks
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$912.46 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in CDPSYC.

PSYC 272 Adulthood and Aging

Effective date: September 2013

Psychology 272 provides a critical overview of research and theories examining biological, psychological, and social-emotional processes, changes and adjustments during adulthood and aging. Topics include research methods, adult life events and transitions, biological, cognitive, social-emotional processes, as well as sources of stress, psychopathology, and death.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

All of:

And one of:

PSYC 273 Adolescent Development and Emerging Adulthood

Effective date: May 2013

Students take an interdisciplinary approach to both theory and research when examining all aspects of adolescent development, including transition to adulthood (ages 18-25). An emphasis is placed on how historical and cultural changes influence development across the three domains: biological, psychological and social development. Examples of topics include: family relationships, gender socialization, self-esteem and physical appearance, identity and globalization, and internalizing problems (depression and suicide).

Note: Only one of PSYC 273 and PSYC 152 may be used towards a Camosun credential.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$328.05 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

All of:

PSYC 274 Child Development: Prenatal to Middle Childhood

Effective date: May 2013

Students take an interdisciplinary research approach in studying the growing child from prenatal through to middle childhood. The interconnection between biology and environment and how each contributes to children’s developmental differences will be examined. Emphasis is on the impact of context and culture on all three domains: physical, cognitive, and social-emotional. 

Note: Only one of PSYC 274 and PSYC 150 may be used towards a Camosun credential.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

All of:

PSYC 275 Music Psychology

Effective date: January 2017

Students will receive an overview of music psychology through the application of traditional domains of psychology to the study and experience of music. Students will learn about music and the brain, perception of music, development and learning, social facilitation and control, culture and ritual, behaviour and movement, wellness and therapy.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

One of:

PSYC 276 Positive Psychology

Effective date: September 2013

This course examines the positive aspects of human nature, and how those characteristics can be used to create a good life, and a more positive world. Personal strengths, positive thoughts and emotions, relationships, work, leisure, money and consumption will be just some of the topics covered.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

All of:

And one of:

PSYC 288 Cultural Psychology

Effective date:

This course examines various relationships between psychology and culture. Topics covered range from research methods and foundations to the cultural construction of self and identity, through various applied areas of cultural psychology including: language, thought and emotion in cultural context, development, mythology, health, clinical disorders, inter-group relations and social policy.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

One of:

PSYC 290 Independent Studies

Effective date: April 2009

This course involves a plan of psychological study not available through regular courses, developed in consultation with a supervising instructor. The plan involves either in-depth library research, or a combination of library and field research or study. This course is available to individual students or a group of students.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Psychology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2017.

Prerequisites

All of:

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