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Minor Psychology (24 credits)

Offered by: Psychology     Degree: Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements

A minor program in Psychology is available to students registered in any B.Sc. program other than Psychology. This program is intended to complement a student's primary field of study by providing a focused introduction to specialized topics in psychology.

A separate minor concentration exists for students registered in a program in the Faculty of Arts.

The Minor program for Science students requires the completion of 24 credits, of which no more than 6 may overlap with the primary program. All courses in the Minor program must be passed with a minimum grade of C. A prerequisite to the program is PSYC 204 or equivalent.

Complementary Courses (24 credits)

at least 3, but no more than 6, credits selected from:

  • PSYC 211 Introductory Behavioural Neuroscience (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : An introduction to contemporary research on the relationship between brain and behaviour. Topics include learning, memory and cognition, brain damage and neuroplasticity, emotion and motivation, and drug addiction and brain reward circuits. Much of the evidence will be drawn from the experimental literature on research with animals.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Yogita Chudasama (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 lectures
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 111, 112 or 115, PSYC 100 or equivalent
  • PSYC 212 Perception (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : Perception is the organization of sensory input into a representation of the environment. Topics include: survey of sensory coding mechanisms (visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, gustatory), object recognition, spatial localization, perceptual constancies and higher level influences.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Evan Balaban (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 lectures; 1 conference
  • PSYC 213 Cognition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : Where do thoughts come from? What is the nature of thought, and how does it arise in the mind and the brain? Cognition is the study of human information processing, and we will explore topics such as memory, attention, categorization, decision making, intelligence, philosophy of mind, and the mind-as computer metaphor.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Jelena Ristic (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 lectures, 1 conference
    • Prerequisite: One previous course in Psychology.
  • PSYC 215 Social Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : The course offers students an overview of the major topics in social psychology. Three levels of analysis are explored beginning with individual processes (e.g., attitudes, attribution), then interpersonal processes (e.g., attraction, communication, love) and finally social influence processes (e.g., conformity, norms, roles, reference groups).

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: John Lydon (Fall) John Lydon (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PSYC 330, MGCR 221 or SOCI 216

18-21 credits selected from Psychology courses at the 300 level or above.

Faculty of Science—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)