PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology may be defined as the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. It is concerned with almost every aspect of our lives. Students will be exposed to a field of study that has assumed an increasingly important role in understanding and addressing social and individual problems. Psychology has developed as both a science and as a profession. Students will be introduced to the various approaches of psychology, including related theories, research, and concepts.

While students will discover that there are no simple answers to such questions as “How should I raise my child?” or “Why do I feel this way?”, they will learn that psychology can help them to appreciate the complexity of such questions and to seek and evaluate useful answers.

UCFV currently offers a major, an extended minor, and a minor in psychology as part of its Bachelor of Arts program. Beginning in the Fall semester of 2000 there will be changes to the courses offered by the Psychology department, the prerequisites for several courses, and the requirements for a major and extended minor. The minor in psychology will no longer be offered.

Listed below are the two program options: the current major, extended minor and minor options up to 1999; and the new major and extended minor options effective 2000/2001.

This section specifies the major, extended minor, and minor discipline requirements only. Please refer to additional Bachelor of Arts requirements.

Psychology Major Requirements

Program requirements will be changing effective Fall 2000. Current requirements, still in effect for 1999/2000, are as follows:

Lower-level requirements: 18 credits

* These courses will no longer be offered beginning Fall 2000.

Upper-level requirements: 30 credits

Thirty credits of 300- and 400-level psychology, including:

Psychology Extended Minor Requirements

Program requirements will be changing effective Fall 2000. Current requirements, still in effect for 1999/2000, are as follows:

Lower-level requirements: 18 credits

* These courses will no longer be offered beginning Fall 2000.

Upper-level requirements: 15 credits

Psychology Minor Requirements

Note: This option will last be offered in 1999/2000
and will be discontinued effective Fall 2000.

Lower-level requirements: 15 credits

* These courses no longer offered effective Fall 2000.

Upper-level requirements: 15 credits

New requirements effective Fall 2000:

Psychology Major Requirements

Lower-level requirements: 15 credits

Upper-level requirements: 30 credits

Thirty credits of 300- and 400-level psychology, including:

Psychology Extended Minor Requirements

New requirements effective Fall 2000:

Lower-level requirements: 15 credits

Upper-level requirements: 15 credits

Faculty

Jacalyn Snodgrass, BA (N. Carolina), MA, PhD (UBC), Department Head
Zoe Dennison, BSc (Hons) (UVic), MA, PhD (Western Ontario)
Valerye McDonald, BA (Lethbridge), MA, PhD (UBC)
Ronald Laye, BS (Clarkson), MSc, PhD (Alberta)
David Morosan, BSc (Trent), BEd (Queen’s), MSc (Calgary), PhD (UBC)
Astrid Stec, BA (Hons) (Toronto), MA (UBC)


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