Fall 2020 - PSYC 100 D100

Introduction to Psychology I (3)

Class Number: 3151

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM



Acquaints the student with the major issues in contemporary psychology and considers the historical antecedents. Special attention is given to questions of methodology and research design in psychology. Topics in physiological psychology, perception, learning and motivation are considered. Breadth-Social Sciences.


Course Outline Video


Psychology 100 provides an introduction to psychology in general and focuses on several specific topic areas within the field of psychology. Specifically, this course covers the following areas of specialization: history, methods, biopsychology, sensation and perception, learning, consciousness, memory, motivation, and emotion.


  • 8 Module Quizzes: 20%
  • 4 Term Tests: 64%
  • 2 Assignments: 10%
  • Research Participation: 6%


As mandated that most instruction, including first-year classes, be delivered through remote methods. As such, for the current semester Psychology 100 will be offered remotely. Here’s what you can expect:

during each week of the term there typically will be a scheduled 45-minute Zoom meeting
the Zoom meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 12:30 – 1:15 pm
the expectation is that most students will “attend” these sessions live by logging onto Zoom. However, sessions will be archived for later viewing for those students who either missed the session or want to review the session

during these “live” sessions I will address questions that have been submitted by students via the Discussion board on Canvas and cover other material related to the assigned readings


You are expected to be computer literate and familiar with the Internet. Students are expected to have access to a Mac or Windows computer with multi-media capability (including a webcam with microphone), Microsoft Office, high-speed internet access, and a recent version of an internet browser (e.g., IE, Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari. The synchronous portions of the course (using Zoom) are scheduled for Pacific Time.



Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html


Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).