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School of Criminology, Department of Psychology | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Summer 2019

Criminology and Psychology Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts

This program explores relationships between the study of criminology and psychology. Joint major students (or prospective students) are encouraged to see advisors in both departments.

Program Declaration and Continuation Requirements

Students must satisfy the program declaration requirements for both Criminology and Psychology programs and have School of Criminology approval before being approved by the Department of Psychology. Interested students should contact advisors in both programs. Students with a minimum 2.25 cumulative grade point average (CGPA)* apply for program declaration after completing the following requirements:

Criminology declaration: students must complete the Psychology declaration requirements and the following courses with minimum C- grades:

All of:

CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology (3)

Topics will include: examination of different terms and concepts commonly used in criminology, such as crime, delinquency, deviance, criminal, victim, rehabilitation and treatment. Criminology as a body of knowledge and as a profession. Position and subject matter of criminology. Relationship between criminology and other academic disciplines. Specificity of criminology. Relationship between theory and practice. History and evolution of criminological thought. Elements of continuity and discontinuity between classical and modern theories of criminality. Levels of explanations in criminology. Practical applications of criminology. The foundations of a modern criminal policy. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Val Spicer
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D105
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D106
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D107
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D108
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D109
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D110
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
CRIM 103 - Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)

An introduction to, and critical examination of, biogenetic, psychiatric, and psychological explanations of criminal and deviant behavior. Special attention will be given to the hypothesized links between criminality and genetics, physiology, the endocrine system, mental disorders, personality, moral development, and other forms of social learning. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and 102 are recommended. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Jodie Warren
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D101
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D105
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D106
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
CRIM 131 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach (3)

Introductory analysis of the structure and operation of the Canadian criminal justice system. Examination of the patterns of crime and victimization; police operations, discretion and decision making; the criminal courts, including sentencing; the corrections system, including correctional institutions and community-based models; the youth justice system. Patterns of contact and conflict between various social groups and the criminal justice system. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D900 Sarah Yercich
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
D901
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3200, Surrey
D902
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
D903
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3200, Surrey
D905
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
CRIM 135 - Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective (3)

A general introduction to the fundamental and competing principles of jurisprudence and to the basic legal institutions of Canada. Prepares students for those law and law related courses offered within the School of Criminology and will consider the history of Canadian law, the development of the Canadian constitution, the system of Canadian courts and the roles and responsibilities of members of the legal profession. In addition, the course will consider the nature of legal reasoning, the doctrine of precedent, principles of statutory interpretation and will also introduce the fields of contract, torts, administrative law, and family law. Also examines the process of law reform in Canada. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D900 Persia Sayyari
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
D901
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D902
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D903
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D904
Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
CRIM 220 - Research Methods in Criminology (3)

An introduction to criminological research that is intended to develop the student's research and analytical skills. Specifically, the course will focus on the theory of inquiry, the logic, and structure of criminological inquiry, research design, data gathering, analysis and reporting. Prerequisite: Any 100 division CRIM course is recommended. Students with credit for CRIM 120 may not take CRIM 220 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Sessional
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D101
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D102
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D103
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D104
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
J100 Sessional
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey

Psychology declaration: students must complete

PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology I (3)

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 George Alder
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
PSYC 102 - Introduction to Psychology II (3)

Acquaints the student with major issues in contemporary psychology and considers their historical antecedents. Topics in learning, cognition, social psychology and abnormal psychology are considered. Recommended: PSYC 100 is recommended but not required. Breadth-Social Sciences.

PSYC 210 - Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology (4)

Covers basic descriptive and inferential techniques most appropriately applied to the various forms of data from psychological research. Prerequisite: PSYC 201W and BC high school Math 12 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or BC high school Math 11 with a minimum grade of B- (2.67) or any level MATH or STAT course with a C- (1.67) or FAN X99 taken at SFU with a minimum grade of C (2.00). Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Matthew Sigal
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101
Mo, Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D102
Mo, Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D103
Mo, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D104
Mo, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D105
Mo, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D106
Mo, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby

and must obtain a final course grade of C (2.0) or better in

PSYC 201W - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (4)

An introduction to the procedures used in psychological research, and to the logic underlying them. Topics include the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to research, the formulation of testable questions, the control of extraneous influences, the measurement of effects, and the drawing of valid conclusions from empirical evidence. Provides a background for senior psychology courses since it offers a basis for the critical evaluation and conduct of research. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or 102. Students with credit for PSYC 201 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
J100 Lesley Schimanski
Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 1600, Vancouver
J101
Th 7:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 1350, Vancouver
J102
Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1350, Vancouver

To continue in the joint major, students must maintain a 2.25 CGPA. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.25 cannot enrol in any upper division CRIM courses. However, a student whose CGPA is between 2.00 and 2.25 may be eligible for a major in psychology.

*transfer students who meet the Criminology program declaration requirements upon admission to SFU may use their admission CGPA for declaration purposes

Course Selection

Students should complete PSYC 100, 102 and 201 as soon as possible to gain better access to upper division PSYC courses. Students who plan a major in psychology should also complete PSYC 210 as soon as possible.

The Psychology Department strongly recommends that students do not leave any of these required courses to the end of their degree. If a student is unable to obtain the required grade in PSYC 201, he or she will not be able to graduate with a major in psychology.

To enrol in psychology courses, students are required to meet the prerequisites or special instructions that may be stipulated for each. The listed prerequisites indicate the minimal background expected by instructors. See PSYC courses for details.

The Psychology Department reserves one hundred per cent of all 300 and 400 division PSYC courses for approved psychology major, minor or honours students. Those who are not approved cannot enrol in these upper division courses until the open enrolment date.

Program Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 120 units, including a minimum of 45 upper division units, as specified below.

Criminology Requirements

Group A Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all of

CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology (3)

Topics will include: examination of different terms and concepts commonly used in criminology, such as crime, delinquency, deviance, criminal, victim, rehabilitation and treatment. Criminology as a body of knowledge and as a profession. Position and subject matter of criminology. Relationship between criminology and other academic disciplines. Specificity of criminology. Relationship between theory and practice. History and evolution of criminological thought. Elements of continuity and discontinuity between classical and modern theories of criminality. Levels of explanations in criminology. Practical applications of criminology. The foundations of a modern criminal policy. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Val Spicer
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D105
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D106
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D107
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D108
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D109
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D110
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
CRIM 103 - Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)

An introduction to, and critical examination of, biogenetic, psychiatric, and psychological explanations of criminal and deviant behavior. Special attention will be given to the hypothesized links between criminality and genetics, physiology, the endocrine system, mental disorders, personality, moral development, and other forms of social learning. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and 102 are recommended. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Jodie Warren
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D101
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D105
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D106
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby

and all of

CRIM 104 - Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)

A survey of some major sociological perspectives on crime and deviance that will include both mainstream and critical theories. These will include: anomie, neutralization, control, group conflict, sub-cultural, ecological, functionalist and critical theories. Critical analysis of the assumptions upon which each theory is based. Examination of the similarities and differences between/among the various explanations. Prerequisite: SA 150 is recommended. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Carlos Ponce
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D105
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D106
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D900 Sarah Yercich
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3310, Surrey
D901
Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D902
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D903
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D904
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D906
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
CRIM 131 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach (3)

Introductory analysis of the structure and operation of the Canadian criminal justice system. Examination of the patterns of crime and victimization; police operations, discretion and decision making; the criminal courts, including sentencing; the corrections system, including correctional institutions and community-based models; the youth justice system. Patterns of contact and conflict between various social groups and the criminal justice system. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D900 Sarah Yercich
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
D901
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3200, Surrey
D902
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
D903
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3200, Surrey
D905
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
CRIM 135 - Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective (3)

A general introduction to the fundamental and competing principles of jurisprudence and to the basic legal institutions of Canada. Prepares students for those law and law related courses offered within the School of Criminology and will consider the history of Canadian law, the development of the Canadian constitution, the system of Canadian courts and the roles and responsibilities of members of the legal profession. In addition, the course will consider the nature of legal reasoning, the doctrine of precedent, principles of statutory interpretation and will also introduce the fields of contract, torts, administrative law, and family law. Also examines the process of law reform in Canada. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D900 Persia Sayyari
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
D901
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D902
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D903
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D904
Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
CRIM 220 - Research Methods in Criminology (3)

An introduction to criminological research that is intended to develop the student's research and analytical skills. Specifically, the course will focus on the theory of inquiry, the logic, and structure of criminological inquiry, research design, data gathering, analysis and reporting. Prerequisite: Any 100 division CRIM course is recommended. Students with credit for CRIM 120 may not take CRIM 220 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Sessional
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D101
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D102
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D103
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D104
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
J100 Sessional
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
CRIM 230 - Criminal Law (3)

Nature, purpose, scope, sources and basic principles of the criminal law. Study of certain fundamental legal concepts such as mens rea, negligence and strict liability. Analysis of the concept of criminal responsibility in Canada. Critical examination of the legislative policies expressed in the Criminal Code. Study of the basic elements of a criminal offence. Examination of the legal principles relating to certain specific crimes and to certain major defences. Impact of Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on the criminal law. Prerequisite: CRIM 135.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Iryna Ponomareko
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D101
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104
Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby

and one 200 level CRIM course

Group B Lower Division Requirements

SA 150 - Introduction to Sociology (S) (4)

Explores how sociologists study, describe, and explain social life. Introduces the sociological perspective and applies it to fundamental social process and everyday issues. As we consider phenomena ranging from interactions among individuals to societal and global inequalities, students critically examine social issues to build their understanding of the world. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Suzanna Crage
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D102
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D103
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D104
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D105
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D106
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D107
Mo 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D108
Mo 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby

and one of

POL 100 - Introduction to Politics and Government (3)

A comprehensive introduction to the study of politics and government for both political science majors and students specializing in other disciplines. The course will explore the major concepts, methods, approaches and issues in political science, as well as the primary components of government structure and the political process. POL 101W is the Writing certified version of POL 100 and students cannot receive credit for both courses. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Denis Dogah
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D101
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D102
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D103
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D104
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D105
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D106
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D107
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
or POL 101W - Introduction to Politics and Government (3)

A comprehensive introduction to the study of politics and government for both political science majors and students specializing in other disciplines. Explores the major concepts, methods, approaches and issues in political science, as well as the primary components of government structure and the political process. This course is identical to POL 100 and students may not take both courses for credit. Writing/Breadth-Social Sci.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
POL 151 - Justice and Law (3)

The development of laws and their application to the citizen and social groups. Special consideration will be given to civil liberties. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stewart Prest
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D102
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D103
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D104
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
D900 Graeme Bowbrick
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 3280, Surrey

and

any 100 or 200 division PHIL course

Upper Division Course Access and Requirements

Students with a minimum 2.25 CGPA are eligible to enrol in upper division Criminology courses upon successful completion of 60 units including all lower division requirements and Criminology Joint Major program declaration.

Students complete a minimum of 45 upper division units. Of these 45 units, students complete a minimum of 21 upper division Criminology units*, including all of

CRIM 300W - Current Theories and Perspectives in Criminology (3)

A detailed examination of current theories and perspectives in criminology. The content of the course will change with developments in the area. Students can expect to study biological, psychological and sociological theories and perspectives, as well as those from other relevant disciplines and fields of inquiry (e.g. geography, political science and cultural studies). Prerequisite: CRIM 101. Students with credit for CRIM 300 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
CRIM 320 - Quantitative Research Methods in Criminology (3)

A detailed examination of the quantitative research methods and techniques most frequently used in criminological research. Advantages and shortcomings of each method and the appropriateness of each technique for criminological research. Problems of pure and applied research. Specific issues of interdisciplinary research. Critical evaluation of the quantitative methods used in certain major criminological studies. Prerequisite: CRIM 101; one of CRIM 120 or 220. CRIM 320 may be taken concurrently with CRIM 321. Quantitative.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
CRIM 321 - Qualitative Research Methods in Criminology (3)

A detailed examination and application of qualitative research methods and techniques most frequently used in criminological research. Advantages and disadvantages of each method and the appropriateness of each technique for criminological research. Ethics of criminological research. Specific issues of interdisciplinary research. Critical evaluation of qualitative methods used in certain major criminological studies. Prerequisite: CRIM 101; one of CRIM 120 or 220. This course may be taken concurrently with CRIM 320.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
CRIM 330 - Criminal Procedure and Evidence (3)

Critical examination of selected topics in criminal procedure and evidence, including jurisdiction, police powers of search and seizure, the right to counsel and pre-trial and trial procedures. Brief survey of the system of rules and standards by means of which the admissibility of evidence is determined. Close examination of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and its impact on criminal procedure and evidence. Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and 230.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education

*Declared Criminology students may not take CRIM 301 for credit. CRIM 369 or 462 may not be used for credit towards this joint major.

Psychology Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all of

PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology I (3)

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 George Alder
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
PSYC 102 - Introduction to Psychology II (3)

Acquaints the student with major issues in contemporary psychology and considers their historical antecedents. Topics in learning, cognition, social psychology and abnormal psychology are considered. Recommended: PSYC 100 is recommended but not required. Breadth-Social Sciences.

PSYC 201W - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (4) *

An introduction to the procedures used in psychological research, and to the logic underlying them. Topics include the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to research, the formulation of testable questions, the control of extraneous influences, the measurement of effects, and the drawing of valid conclusions from empirical evidence. Provides a background for senior psychology courses since it offers a basis for the critical evaluation and conduct of research. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or 102. Students with credit for PSYC 201 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
J100 Lesley Schimanski
Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 1600, Vancouver
J101
Th 7:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 1350, Vancouver
J102
Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1350, Vancouver
PSYC 210 - Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology (4)

Covers basic descriptive and inferential techniques most appropriately applied to the various forms of data from psychological research. Prerequisite: PSYC 201W and BC high school Math 12 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or BC high school Math 11 with a minimum grade of B- (2.67) or any level MATH or STAT course with a C- (1.67) or FAN X99 taken at SFU with a minimum grade of C (2.00). Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Matthew Sigal
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101
Mo, Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D102
Mo, Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D103
Mo, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D104
Mo, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D105
Mo, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D106
Mo, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby

and one group A course

PSYC 221 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (3)

Introduction to the study of cognitive and perceptual processes. Topics include memory, perception, attention, language, mental imagery, creativity, judgment and decision-making, and an introduction to cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, dyslexia, aphasia and attention-deficit disorder. Prerequisite: PSYC 100.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
J100 Bertrand Sager
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
PSYC 280 - Introduction to Biological Psychology (3)

Surveys the major areas in biological psychology. Topics include the basics of neuroanatomy and nerve cell function, the behavioral and physiological effects of drugs and hormones in the nervous system, evolutionary perspectives on the brain and behavior, and the biopsychology of vision, the chemical senses, hearing, movement, biological rhythms, sex, and cognitive processes. Prerequisite: PSYC 100. Recommended: BISC 101. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Neil Watson
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby

and one group B course

PSYC 241 - Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3)

Introduces students to the area of abnormal psychology. Topics include the definition and classification of pathological behavior, factors involved in the development of pathology, and evaluation of therapy outcome. Prerequisite: PSYC 102.

PSYC 250 - Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3)

Considers the psychological and physical aspects of human development from conception through middle childhood. Topics include social, emotional, language, cognitive, perceptual and physical development. Prerequisite: PSYC 102.

PSYC 260 - Introduction to Social Psychology (3)

Examines methodology and content in social psychology. Topics include: attitudes and values; social perception and cognition; group behavior; social includence; prejudice, discrimination, and sexism; aggression; altruism, interpersonal attraction and interpersonal relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 102. Breadth-Social Sciences.

PSYC 268 - Introduction to Law and Psychology (3)

An introduction to the area of law and psychology. The role and influence of psychology in the legal system will be discussed. Topics include: social psychology and law, developmental psychology and law, juvenile justice, experimental psychology and law, mental disability and law. Prerequisite: PSYC 102.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education

*PSYC 201W must be completed with a final course grade of C (2.0) or better.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete 21 units in upper division psychology courses, including

PSYC 308 - History and Systems of Modern Psychology (3)

Examines the development of modern psychology from the founding of the first laboratories in the late 19th century to the present. The development and revisions of the major theoretical systems of psychology are examined from a comparative and critical perspective. Prerequisite: PSYC 201. Students with credit for PSYC 207 may not take this course for further credit.

No more than three of these units may be in directed studies. At least 11 upper division psychology units must be completed at Simon Fraser University.

Directed Studies Courses

PSYC 493 - Directed Studies (3)

Independent reading or research in topics selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. Prerequisite: PSYC 201, 210, 60 units, a UDGPA of at least 3.0, and permission of the department.

PSYC 494 - Directed Studies (3)

Independent reading or research in topics selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. Prerequisite: PSYC 201, 210, 60 units, a UDGPA of at least 3.0, and permission of the department.

PSYC 495 - Directed Studies (3)

Independent reading or research in topics selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. Prerequisite: PSYC 201, 210, 60 units, a UDGPA of at least 3.0, and permission of the department.

Enrollment enables an individual or small group to work with a faculty member on a reading or research project of mutual interest.

The minimum requirement is an upper division GPA of at least 3.00, at least 60 units and department permission. Directed studies students complete an application form from the SFU Psychology website with the intended instructor.

Letters of Permission

See Courses at Other Institutions/Letters of Permission for information. The department does not normally approve letters of permission for enrolled Simon Fraser University students to complete PSYC 201, 210 and 301 at a different institution. Such permission may be granted for other courses. Enquire of the psychology undergraduate advisor.

Graduation Requirements

Students must obtain a minimum grade of C- in all required CRIM courses. For graduation, students must obtain a minimum 2.25 CGPA, 2.25 UDGPA, 2.25 Criminology program CGPA, and 2.25 Criminology program UDGPA.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements

For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs, students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 65 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor) CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.