St. Gabriel Education Centre offers a dual credit Psychology course (104/PSYC 1040) with Norquest College. It is an introductory course study of human behaviour that covers physiology, sensation, perception, learning, memory, cognition, motivation, states of consciousness, and methodology. A prerequisite for all other courses in the Norquest Psychology department in the Faculty of Health and Community Studies. Psychology 104 is a 3 credit option course at SGEC and you will also achieve 3 credits at Norquest College.
To foster critical thinking within a psychological and scientific environment. Goals include:
- Learning the fundamentals of Psychology
- Applying critical thinking to projects relevant to a future in scientific research such as:
- Reading and reviewing primary source journal articles
- Designing and performing psychology experiments
- Presenting experiments, proposals or research to the class
- Learning to discuss topics in class in an educated manner.
Most importantly, students will continue to use these skills in their post-secondary education or everyday life, and come to appreciate the “scientist’s mind”.
This course consists of the following units/topics:
Chapter 1 - Introduction to Psychology
Chapter 2 - Biology and Psychology
Midterm Exam 1 - Chapters 1-2
Chapter 3 - Sensation and Perception
Chapter 4 - Consciousness
Chapter 5 - Learning
Midterm Exam 2 - Chapters 3-5
Chapter 6 - Memory
Chapter 7 - Thinking, Intelligence and Language
Midterm Exam: Cumulative with emphasis on chapters 6-7
Required Textbooks, References, Materials: (available to borrow at SGEC)
Rathus, S.A., Veenvliet, S.G., Maheu, S.J. (2017). PSYCH (4th Edition). Nelson. ISBN 978-0-176-77361-8.
Midterm 1: Chapters 1, 2 - 25%
Midterm 2: Chapters 3, 4, and 5 - 25%
Final Exam: Cumulative + Chapters 6 and 7 - 35%
Assignments - 15%
Total = 100%