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Course Information and List of Courses

Course Organization

The psychology undergraduate program offers a broad range of courses that examine theory and research in many different areas of psychology. The courses are grouped into various major areas: History, Quantitative and Theoretical, Cognitive Neural Sciences, Developmental, Social, Forensic, and Clinical Science. The organization of courses in streams reflects the progressive and cumulative nature of the course content within each area. There are also a number courses that overlap across areas.

All psychology students must complete Introduction to Psychology I and II (PSYC 100, 102) and Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (PSYC 201). Major, extended minor, and joint major students must also complete Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology (PSYC 210). Students are not required to specialize in a particular area, rather they are encouraged to sample a wide variety of courses.

Courses at the 200-level provide a broad introduction to an area of specialization and serve as prerequisites for upper level courses in the area. Courses at the 300-level provide coverage of a more specific topic within the area. Finally, seminar courses at the 400 level allow students to explore specific topics in considerable depth or to obtain hands-on experience in conducting research. The organization of courses in area-based streams is listed below.

For a complete list of courses(with descriptions and prerequisites) please see the registrar's website at https://aisg.sfu.ca/cos/wcdescrsearch.aspx.

List of Courses and Areas

General Courses
PSYC 100-3 Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 102-3 Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 106-3 Psychological Issues in Contemporary Society
PSYC 109-3 Brain, Mind, and Society
PSYC 300-3 Critical Analysis of Issues in Psychology
PSYC 385-3 Evolution and Psychology
PSYC 391-3 Selected Topics in Psychology
PSYC 491-3 Selected Topics in Psychology
PSYC 493-/494-/495-3 Directed Studies

History, Quantitative and Theoretical
PSYC 201-4 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 210-4 Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology
PSYC 301-4 Intermediate Research Methods & Data Analysis
PSYC 308-3 History and Systems of Modern Psychology
PSYC 402-4 Selected Topics in History/Theoretical Psychology
PSYC 410-4 Research Design I
PSYC 411-4 Research Design II
PSYC 415-4 Selected Topics in Measurement

Cognitive and Neural Sciences
PSYC 221-3 Introduction to Cognitive
PSYC 280-3 Introduction to Biological Psychology
PSYC 303-3 Perception
PSYC 325-4 Memory
PSYC 330-3 Attention
PSYC 335-3 Sensation
PSYC 381-3 Behavioral Endocrinology
PSYC 382-3 Cognitive Neuroscience
PSYC 383-3 Psychopharmacology
PSYC 386-3 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience
PSYC 387-3 Human Neuropsychology
PSYC 388-3 Biological Rhythms and Sleep
PSYC 430-4 Selected Topics in Cognition I
PSYC 432-4 Selected Topics in Cognition II
PSYC 480-4 Selected Topics in Biological Psychology I
PSYC 482-4 Selected Topics in Biological Psychology II

Developmental
PSYC 250-3 Introduction to Developmental Psychology
PSYC 354-3 Development of Children’s Thinking
PSYC 355-3 Adolescent Development
PSYC 356-3 Developmental Psychopathology
PSYC 357-3 Adulthood and Aging
PSYC 358-3 Language and Social Interaction
PSYC 450-4 Selected Topics in Developmental Psychology I
PSYC 451-4 Selected Topics in Developmental Psychology II
PSYC 452-4 Selected Topics in Developmental Psychology III
PSYC 453-4 Selected Topics in Developmental Psychology IV

Social
PSYC 260-3 Introduction to Social Psychology
PSYC 362-3 Close Relationships
PSYC 363-3 Intergroup Relations
PSYC 461-4 Selected Topics in Social Psychology I
PSYC 462-4 Selected Topics in Social Psychology II
PSYC 463-4 Selected Topics in Social Psychology III

Forensic
PSYC 268-3 Introduction to Law and Psychology
PSYC 376-3 Experimental Psychology and the Law
PSYC 379-3 Clinical Forensic Psychology
PSYC 476-4 Selected Topics in Psycholegal Psychology I
PSYC 477-4 Selected Topics in Psycholegal Psychology II
PSYC 479-4 Selected Topics in Psycholegal Psychology III

Clinical Science
PSYC 241-3 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 356-3 Developmental Psychopathology
PSYC 365-3 Health Psychology
PSYC 370-3 Introduction to Theories of Personality
PSYC 371-3 Intervention: Process and Outcome
PSYC 379-3 Clinical Forensic Psychology
PSYC 441-4 Selected Topics in Clinical Psychology
PSYC 464-4 Selected Topics in Social Psychology IV

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