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Minor Concentration Psychology (18 credits)

Offered by: Psychology     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. The B.A. Minor Concentration Psychology (18 credits) is intended to compliment the student’s primary field of study by providing a focused introduction to specialized topics in psychology. .

Program Requirements

Students registered in a Bachelor of Arts program in another department may pursue the Minor Concentration Psychology. This minor concentration is expandable for students who may wish to transfer into the Major Concentration Psychology at a later date.

Program Prerequisites (0-3 credits)

Students planning to enter the Minor Concentration Psychology program should have completed an introductory course in general psychology in CEGEP. Otherwise, they can complete it in their first year of study at McGill University (see below).

Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology in CEGEP is equivalent to PSYC 100 at McGill. Students who have not completed either of those courses are advised to take PSYC 100 in their first year.

McGill Freshman students are recommended to complete the following course in their U0 year:

  • PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : Introduction to the scientific study of mind and behavior, including basic concepts and methods in psychology while also highlighting the relevance of psychology to everyday life; attachment, aggression, depression, parenting and personality change.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Fall

    • 2 lectures; 1 conference

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have passed an Introductory Psychology course in CEGEP: 350-101 or 350-102 or equivalent

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

6 credits selected from:

  • PSYC 204 Introduction to Psychological Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : The statistical analysis of research data; frequency distributions; graphic representation; measures of central tendency and variability; elementary sampling theory and tests of significance.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Kreitewolf, Jens (Fall) Kreitewolf, Jens (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have passed a CEGEP statistics course(s) with a minimum grade of 75%: Mathematics 201-307 or 201-337 or equivalent or the combination of Quantitative Methods 300 with Mathematics 300

    • This course is a prerequisite for PSYC 305, PSYC 406, PSYC 310, PSYC 336

    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.

  • 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: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Britt, Jon (Fall)

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Roy, Mathieu (Winter)

    • 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: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Johns, Brendan (Fall) Sheldon, Signy (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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Lydon, John (Fall) Hehman, Eric (Winter)

12 credits in Psychology at the 300 level or above.

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