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Behavioural Neuroscience Honours

Bachelor of Science

The Department of Psychology and the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology co-operate to offer this program leading to a bachelor of science in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Science. A committee consisting of three members from each department (undergraduate program chairs, department advisors, and behavioural neuroscience co-chairs) and one student representative administers the program. The committee is co-chaired by a member of each department.

The program consists of the major program requirements and additional requirement as specified below to total 132 units.

Admission Requirements

Before applying for admission, students must have completed a minimum of 75 units in the behavioural neuroscience major program with a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average (CGPA).

Application requires submission of a completed Honours approval form, posted on the BPK website www.sfu.ca/bpk/undergrad_program/forms.html, along with the student's most recent advising transcript, to one of the Behavioural Neuroscience Program Co-chairs.

Program Requirements

Students complete 132 units, as specified below.

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all of the following 58 units.

Biology

BISC 101 - General Biology (4)

An introduction to the biochemical and physiological mechanisms of living organisms. Topics covered include cell structure and function, DNA replication and the flow of genetic information, enzyme function, metabolism and physiology of microorganisms, plants, and animals. Prerequisite: High school Biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better; and High school Chemistry 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or CHEM 111 with a C- or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Norbert Haunerland
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D102 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D103 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D104 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D105 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D106 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D107 We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 7100, Burnaby
D108 We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D109 We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D110 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D113 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D114 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D115 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D116 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D117 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D118 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D119 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D120 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D200 Ivona Mladenovic
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D201 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D202 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D203 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D204 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D205 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D206 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
LAS1 Ivona Mladenovic
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 2960, Surrey
LAS2 Ivona Mladenovic
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2960, Surrey
LAS3 Ivona Mladenovic
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2960, Surrey
MBB 201 - Biochemistry of the Cell (3)

An introduction to cellular processes with an emphasis on protein structure and function. Topics that will be explored include transcription, translation and protein synthesis, basic metabolic pathways, biomembranes, organelles, vesicle transport, the cytoskeleton and cell signaling. Prerequisite: BISC 101; CHEM 281 as prerequisite or corequisite.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Frederic Pio
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D103 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D104 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby

Chemistry

CHEM 121 - General Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases liquids, solids, and solutions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: Chemistry 12 with a minimum grade of C, or CHEM 109 or 111 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 120 or 125 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Daniel Leznoff
Jeffrey Warren
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
D102 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D104 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D105 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D106 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D107 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D108 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
D109 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D110 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D111 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D112 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D113 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D114 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D115 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D116 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D117 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D200 Daniel Leznoff
Jeffrey Warren
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D201 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D202 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D203 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D204 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D205 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D300 Garry Mund
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D301 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
D302 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
D303 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
D306 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
D307 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3250, Surrey
D400 Garry Mund
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SRYC 2740, Surrey
D401 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 3250, Surrey
LA02 Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA03 Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA04 Julie Lunniss
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA06 Julie Lunniss
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB02 Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB03 Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB04 Julie Lunniss
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB06 Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB12 Julie Lunniss
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB13 Julie Lunniss
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB14 Julie Lunniss
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB16 Julie Lunniss
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LC01 Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LC02 Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LC03 Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LC04 Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LC05 Garry Mund
We 10:00 AM – 1:50 PM
SRYC 2780, Surrey
CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II (2)

Chemical equilibria; electrochemistry; chemical thermodynamics; kinetics. Students who intend to take further laboratory courses in chemistry should take CHEM 122 concurrently with CHEM 126. Prerequisite: CHEM 120 or 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 124 or CHEM 180 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Bennet
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D102 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D103 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D104 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D105 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D106 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D107 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D108 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D109 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D110 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
CHEM 281 - Organic Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Structure, bonding, physical and chemical properties of simple organic compounds. Introduction to spectroscopy. Kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Students with credit for CHEM 280 or CHEM 285 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robert Britton
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D102 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D104 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D105 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
D106 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D107 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D108 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D109 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D110 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D111 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D112 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D113 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D114 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
LA03 Patricia Somers
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA04 Patricia Somers
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA05 Patricia Somers
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA07 Patricia Somers
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB03 Patricia Somers
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB04 Patricia Somers
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB05 Patricia Somers
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

BPK 142 - Introduction to Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (3)

Survey of theories and laboratory procedures for assessing human health status and physical performance, including biomechanics, body composition, development, environmental physiology, ergonomics, exercise physiology and motor learning. Functional anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, skeletal and skeletal muscle systems in relation to physical activity are explored. Prerequisite: One of Grade 12 Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry or Physics with a grade of C or better; or one of BPK 105, BPK 110, BPK 143, BISC 100, BISC 113 or HSCI 100 with a grade of C or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jim Carter
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D102 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D103 We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D104 We 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D105 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D106 Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D107 Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D108 Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D109 Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D110 Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D111 Fr 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D112 Fr 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D200 Mike Walsh
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2740, Surrey
D201 Mike Walsh
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2970, Surrey
D202 Mike Walsh
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2970, Surrey
D203 Mike Walsh
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2970, Surrey
BPK 205 - Introduction to Human Physiology (3)

An introductory survey of human physiology with an emphasis on mechanisms of regulation and integration. Anatomy of structures will be detailed only when it is critical to a functional understanding. Although this is intended as a survey course, some topics will be covered in reasonable detail in order to give insight into mechanisms of function. Prerequisite: BISC 101, CHEM 281, PHYS 101 and 102. BPK 208 may not be used as a substitute for BPK 205 by students in the BPK Major and Honours programs. BPK Major and Honours students who have taken BPK 105 must also take BPK 205. For students taking both of these courses, credit will only be given for BPK 205.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nadine Wicks
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
D101 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D102 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D103 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D104 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D105 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D106 Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
BPK 207 - Sensorimotor Control and Learning (3)

Students are introduced to basic concepts in the sensorimotor planning and control of movement. Topics include the factors and disorders affecting movement, sensory and motor physiology, sensorimotor integration, current theories of motor control, and motor learning. Taught from a behavioral and neurophysiological perspective that explores psychological influences on motor control. Prerequisite: BPK 142 or permission of instructor.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sessional
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
BLU 9660, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D102 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D103 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D104 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D105 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D106 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby

Mathematics

MATH 154 - Mathematics for the Life Sciences I (3)

Designed for students specializing in the life sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; elementary functions, optimization and approximation methods, and their applications, integration, and differential equations; mathematical models of biological processes and their implementation and analysis using software. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C-, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 157 may not take MATH 154 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ailene MacPherson
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D400 Ladislav Stacho
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD
MATH 155 - Mathematics for the Life Sciences II (3)

Designed for students specializing in the life sciences. Topics include: vectors and matrices, partial derivatives, multi-dimensional integrals, systems of differential equations, compartment models, graphs and networks, and their applications to the life sciences; mathematical models of multi-component biological processes and their implementation and analysis using software. Prerequisite: MATH 150, 151 or 154, with a minimum grade of C-; or MATH 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 152 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Physics

PHYS 101 - Physics for the Life Sciences I (3)

Force and motion, conservation of energy and momentum, fluids, properties of soft matter and thermal physics with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157; BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 120, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sarah Johnson
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D103 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D105 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D106 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D108 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D109 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D110 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D114 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D115 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
PHYS 102 - Physics for the Life Sciences II (3)

Waves and optics; electricity and magnetism; modern physics emphasizing radioactivity, with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: PHYS 101 or 120 or 125 or 140; MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157; both with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisites: MATH 152, 155 or 158; PHYS 133. Students with credit for PHYS 121, 126, or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nancy Forde
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D103 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D104 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D105 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D106 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D107 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D108 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D109 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D110 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D111 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D112 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
D113 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
D114 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D200 Simin Bagheri Najmi
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2975, Surrey
D201 TBD

Psychology

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 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D200 Sherrie Atwood
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D900 Sherrie Atwood
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sessional
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D900 Sessional
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
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
D100 George Alder
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Tu 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D102 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D103 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D104 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D105 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D106 We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D107 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D108 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D109 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D110 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D111 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D112 Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D113 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D114 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
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
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D104 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D105 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D106 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D107 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D108 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
or STAT 270 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)

Basic laws of probability, sample distributions. Introduction to statistical inference and applications. Prerequisite: or Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 or 158, with a minimum grade of C-. Students wishing an intuitive appreciation of a broad range of statistical strategies may wish to take STAT 100 first. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sonja Isberg
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
OL01 Distance Education
OP01 TBD
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
D100 Richard Wright
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
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 behavioural and physiological effects of drugs and hormones in the nervous system, evolutionary perspectives on the brain and behaviour, 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
D100 Evan Caldbick
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete at least 60 units including 43 units as shown below.

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Students complete at least 22 units, including all of

BPK 305 - Human Physiology I (3)

A detailed examination of the physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiac, vascular and respiratory systems. The course focuses on integration of physiological mechanisms at the molecular, cellular and systems levels. Prerequisite: BPK 205, MBB 231 (or 201), MATH 155 (or 152). Majors from outside BPK require BPK 205 (or BISC 305), MBB 231 (or 201), MATH 155 (or 152) plus permission of the instructor.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Thomas Claydon
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
D101 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D102 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D103 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D104 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D105 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D106 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
BPK 306 - Human Physiology II (3)

A detailed examination of the physiology and pathophysiology of the nervous system, skeletal muscle and connective tissue. The course focuses on integration of physiological mechanisms at the molecular, cellular and systems levels. Prerequisite: BPK 207. Corequisite: BPK 305. Majors from outside BPK require BPK 205 (or BISC 305), MBB 231 (or 201), MATH 155 (or 152) plus permission of the instructor.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Charles Krieger
Nadine Wicks
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D104 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D105 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D106 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
BPK 326 - Functional Anatomy (4)

A detailed study of human anatomy with emphasis on clinically relevant applications in health, injury and disease. Virtual cadaver dissection, comparative laboratory work, and an introduction to medical imaging emphasize the layered, three-dimensional organization of the human body. Participation in all labs is required. Prerequisite: Admission to the major or honours program in Behavioural Neuroscience or Biomedical Physiology or Kinesiology. BPK 142, 201, 205 and at least 60 units. Behavioral Neuroscience Major and Honours students require BPK 142, 205, PSYC 280 and at least 60 units. BPK major and honours students who have taken BPK 325 must also take BPK 326. For students taking both of these courses, credit will only be given for BPK 326.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Leanne Ramer
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
D101 Leanne Ramer
Mo, We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 9618, Burnaby
D102 Leanne Ramer
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 9618, Burnaby
D103 Leanne Ramer
Mo, We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 9618, Burnaby
BPK 426 - Functional Human Neuroanatomy (3)

Students will critically assess and investigate functional neuroanatomy, and examine how neuroimaging, animal models, and functional deficits in patients inform this knowledge. The course encompasses divisions of the human nervous system from both functional (sensory, motor, and autonomic) and anatomical (peripheral and central) perspectives, including the neural basis of higher cortical functions. Prerequisite: BPK 326. Corequisite: BPK 306. BPK 306 is recommended to be completed prior to enrolling in BPK 426.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Martha Holmes
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 9618, Burnaby
D102 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 9618, Burnaby

and six additional units from the following

BPK 415 - Neural Control of Movement (3)

An in depth study of the neurophysiology of movement. Illustrates general principles of neural control by exploring specific movement tasks including standing, walking, reaching/grasping, and eye movements. Prerequisite: BPK 306 or BISC 305.

BPK 420 - Selected Topics in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology I (3) ^

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: To be announced in the Undergraduate Schedule of Classes and Examinations found at go.sfu.ca.

BPK 421 - Selected Topics in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology II (3) ^

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: To be announced in the Undergraduate Schedule of Classes and Examinations found at go.sfu.ca.

BPK 422 - Selected Topics in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology III (3) ^

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: To be announced in the Undergraduate Schedule of Classes and Examinations found at go.sfu.ca.

BPK 423 - Selected Topics in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology IV (3) ^

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: To be announced in the Undergraduate Schedule of Classes and Examinations found at go.sfu.ca.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Randy McIntosh
Sam Doesburg
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D101 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D102 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D104 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
BPK 446 - Neurological Disorders (3)

Examines neural and neuromuscular diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and myasthenia gravis. Emphasizes currently favoured hypotheses, underlying evidence and pathogenic mechanisms. Prerequisite: BPK 306. Recommended: BPK 336 and/or BPK 415.

BPK 447 - Neuroplasticity (3)

Explores how plasticity of the mammalian brain affects development, learning and adaptation, e.g. to blindness, poverty, stress and technology. Reading 2-4 scientific papers/week, students will learn about important context like peer review and strengthen their ability to read and communicate like a scientist. Prerequisite: BPK 306 or BISC 305. Students who have taken BPK 423 Neuroplasticity may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 448 - Rehabilitation of Movement Control (3)

This course is aimed at students interested in neuromuscular rehabilitation. Students will learn about movement disorders associated with disease or trauma that cause impaired function of sensory and motor systems. The course will be focused on the stages and strategies for recovery of voluntary control of essential functions. The range of rehabilitation interventions available to assist recovery and restore voluntary control will be explored, with special emphasis on advanced techniques to restore control of movement and bodily functions in paralyzed people. Prerequisite: BPK 201 or 207, and BPK 306, or for biomedical engineering students, BPK 201 and 208.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andy Hoffer
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
AQ 3003, Burnaby

and three additional units selected from the following

BISC 405 - Neurobiology (3)

Neuroscience, focusing on physiological, cellular and molecular mechanisms. Topics include: cellular and subcellular organization of the nervous system, electrical properties of neurons, ion channels, synaptic transmission, sensory systems, learning and memory, neurodegenerative diseases. Prerequisite: BISC 205 or BPK 205 and MBB 231 with a grade of C- or better. Students who have completed BISC 472 under the title 'Neurobiology' may not complete BISC 405 for further credit.

BPK 304W - Inquiry and Measurement in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (3)

Covers research design, measurement, data analysis, and hypothesis testing, as well as techniques for data acquisition, signal processing, and modeling relevant to research in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. There is also a focus on scientific writing, with opportunities for feedback and revision. Prerequisite: BPK 142, STAT 201 and two of BPK 201, 205 and 207. Students with credit for BPK 304 may not repeat this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sabrina Lee
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
AQ 3153, Burnaby
D101 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3148.2, Burnaby
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
D103 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
BPK 336 - Histology (3)

Light and electron microscopic study of mammalian tissues and organs with emphasis on human systems. Prerequisite: One of BPK 325, 326, BISC 305, 316.

BPK 407 - Human Physiology Laboratory (3)

Experiments dealing with the nervous, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems are covered. Prerequisite: BPK 305 and 306. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jim Carter
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8605, Burnaby
D200 Jim Carter
Fr 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8605, Burnaby
D300 Jim Carter
Fr 12:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8605, Burnaby
BPK 409 - Wearable Technology and Human Physiology (3)

Wearable technology hardware will be provided for use at home to measure, analyze and understand your own physiology, including aspects of your muscular and cardiovascular systems. In remote labs, you will use computer programming to implement industry-standard algorithms to analyze and understand the physiological measurements. Prerequisite: BPK 305 and 306.

BPK 415 - Neural Control of Movement (3) *

An in depth study of the neurophysiology of movement. Illustrates general principles of neural control by exploring specific movement tasks including standing, walking, reaching/grasping, and eye movements. Prerequisite: BPK 306 or BISC 305.

BPK 420 - Selected Topics in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology I (3) ^*

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: To be announced in the Undergraduate Schedule of Classes and Examinations found at go.sfu.ca.

BPK 421 - Selected Topics in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology II (3) ^*

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: To be announced in the Undergraduate Schedule of Classes and Examinations found at go.sfu.ca.

BPK 422 - Selected Topics in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology III (3) ^*

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: To be announced in the Undergraduate Schedule of Classes and Examinations found at go.sfu.ca.

BPK 423 - Selected Topics in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology IV (3) ^*

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: To be announced in the Undergraduate Schedule of Classes and Examinations found at go.sfu.ca.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Randy McIntosh
Sam Doesburg
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D101 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D102 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D104 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
BPK 446 - Neurological Disorders (3) *

Examines neural and neuromuscular diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and myasthenia gravis. Emphasizes currently favoured hypotheses, underlying evidence and pathogenic mechanisms. Prerequisite: BPK 306. Recommended: BPK 336 and/or BPK 415.

BPK 447 - Neuroplasticity (3) *

Explores how plasticity of the mammalian brain affects development, learning and adaptation, e.g. to blindness, poverty, stress and technology. Reading 2-4 scientific papers/week, students will learn about important context like peer review and strengthen their ability to read and communicate like a scientist. Prerequisite: BPK 306 or BISC 305. Students who have taken BPK 423 Neuroplasticity may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 448 - Rehabilitation of Movement Control (3) *

This course is aimed at students interested in neuromuscular rehabilitation. Students will learn about movement disorders associated with disease or trauma that cause impaired function of sensory and motor systems. The course will be focused on the stages and strategies for recovery of voluntary control of essential functions. The range of rehabilitation interventions available to assist recovery and restore voluntary control will be explored, with special emphasis on advanced techniques to restore control of movement and bodily functions in paralyzed people. Prerequisite: BPK 201 or 207, and BPK 306, or for biomedical engineering students, BPK 201 and 208.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andy Hoffer
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
AQ 3003, Burnaby
BPK 496 - Directed Study Literature (3) ^

Directed reading and literature research on topics selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. A short proposal of the project, approved by the course supervisor, must be submitted for approval to the chair of the undergraduate program committee by the end of the first week of classes of the term. May be repeated once for credit with a different course supervisor. Prerequisite: BPK 304W (may be taken concurrently) or PSYC 210, and permission from the chair of the undergraduate program committee. Usually, upper level standing with at least 75 units in the Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology program will be required.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
or BPK 498 - Directed Study Experiential (3) ^

Directed study and research selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. A short proposal of the project approved by the course supervisor, must be submitted for approval to the chair of the undergraduate program committee by the end of the first week of classes of the term. May be repeated once for credit with a different course supervisor. Prerequisite: BPK 304W (may be taken concurrently) or PSYC 210, and permission from the chair of the undergraduate program committee. Usually, upper level standing with at least 75 units in the Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology program will be required.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD

*if not counted above

^Topic must be relevant to behavioural neuroscience

Psychology

Students complete at least 21 units, including all of

PSYC 300W - Critical Analysis of Issues in Psychology (4)

Trains students to evaluate critically important issues from the main areas of Psychology (e.g., Cognitive and Neural, Clinical, Developmental, History, Quantitative and Theoretical, Law and Psychology, Social)and to communicate their ideas clearly in written form. The content may vary in different offerings of the course. Prerequisite: PSYC 201W. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Gordon Rose
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D102 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D104 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D105 We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D106 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D107 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D108 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D109 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D110 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D111 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D112 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D113 We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D114 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
PSYC 381 - Behavioural Endocrinology (3)

Examines the ways in which hormones influence the nervous system, regulating essential behaviours such as eating, drinking, sex, parenting, sleep, emotional behaviour and cognitive processes. Prerequisite: PSYC 201 and 280.

PSYC 382 - Cognitive Neuroscience (3)

Examines the neurophysiological bases of cognitive and perceptual phenomena such as memory, attention, language, thinking, imagery, vision, audition, and sensory processes. The study of human cognitive performance with measurement techniques such as ERP, PET, and MRI is also discussed. Prerequisite: PSYC 201, 221, and 280.

and at least 11 units selected from the following:

PSYC 301 - Intermediate Research Methods and Data Analysis (4)

A continuation of PSYC 201 and 210. Provides extensions of the basic theory and methods of research design and data analysis. Includes discussions of the analysis of substantive problems, the choice of appropriate research designs, and special problems that arise in the analysis of psychological data. Prerequisite: PSYC 201 and 210 and a minimum CGPA of 2.67. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Matthew Sigal
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
D101 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D102 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
PSYC 303 - Perception (3)

An introduction to the study of perceptual processes with an emphasis on seeing and hearing. Topics include the perception of features, objects, motion, depth, time, visual illusions, and individual differences in perceptual ability. Prerequisite: PSYC 201 and 221 (or 335).

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tom Spalek
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
PSYC 325 - Learning and Memory (3)

Explores the leading theories and underlying neurobiology of learning and memory, with a focus on behavioural neuroscience and neuroimaging research. Connects experimental insights to the human experience and clinical disorders that affect memory. Prerequisite: PSYC 201W and PSYC 280.

PSYC 330 - Attention (3)

Survey the different aspects of paying attention. Topics include the effects of selective and divided attention on perceptual and cognitive function; the role of attention in human performance; attentional dysfunction and attention-deficit disorder; and the development of attentional capacity across the life span from newborns to the elderly. Prerequisite: PSYC 201 and 221.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Richard Wright
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
PSYC 383 - Psychopharmacology (3)

A survey of how psychoactive drugs affect brain function to alter consciousness and behaviour. Topics will include cellular effects of drugs that affect the central nervous system and discussions of the psychological and social effects of those drug-induced changes in the brain. Research on drug abuse and addictions and means of treating them will be covered. Historical, social and legal aspects of non-medical drug use will be discussed, as will the use of medications for the treatment of anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, dementias and other psychological disorders. Prerequisite: PSYC 201 and 280.

PSYC 386 - Laboratory in Behavioural Neuroscience (4)

An overview of techniques used for studying the biological basis of behaviour in humans and animals. Examines the logic and limitations of specific research methods. Provides an opportunity to master a set of techniques and to conduct supervised research projects in the laboratory. Prerequisite: PSYC 201 and 280.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Joseph McDonald
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6152, Burnaby
D101 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D102 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
PSYC 388 - Biological Rhythms and Sleep (3)

Behaviour and physiology are regulated by biological clocks, which function to synchronize the organism optimally with its environment. In this course we examine the adaptive role of clocks in animal behaviour, the neural and endocrine mechanisms of daily, monthly and yearly rhythms, and the relevance of clocks, rhythms and sleep to human performance and psychopathology. We will also consider the mechanisms and functions of sleep states. Prerequisite: PSYC 201 and 280.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ralph Mistlberger
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
PSYC 480 - Advanced Topics in Biological Psychology (4) *

Course can be repeated for credit. Students may not take this course for further credit if similar topics are covered. See Psychology department website for course description. Prerequisite: PSYC 201, 210, 280, 60 units, and a CGPA of 3.0. Other prerequisites vary by topic offering.

PSYC 491 - Advanced Topics in Psychology (4) *

Course can be repeated for credit. Students may not take this course for further credit if similar topics are covered. See Psychology department website for course description. Prerequisite: PSYC 201, 210, 60 units, a CGPA of 3.0. Other prerequisites vary by topic offering.

*Topic must be relevant to Behavioural Neuroscience

No more than nine Research Engagement or Directed Studies units may be applied to this program. No more than nine PSYC Field School units may be applied to this program.

Research Engagement Course

PSYC 393 - Research Engagement (0)

Students will engage in research activities to advance their understanding of the Psychology research process. The student will find a research supervisor and will meet at least bi-weekly with the supervisor. Workload will be equal to or greater than that of a regular course, with each credit corresponding to 3 hours of work in the lab; research activities will be determined by the supervisor. Students may repeat this course for further credit. Variable units: 1, 2, 3. Graded on a pass/fail. Prerequisite: PSYC 201, 60 units, a UDGPA of at least 2.5, and permission of the department. Tri-council ethics certificate.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
D200 TBD
D300 TBD

Enrollment enables an individual to work with psychological research in consultation with the supervising instructor.

The minimum requirement is completion of the Tri-council ethics certificate, PSYC 201, 60 units, an upper division GPA of at least 2.5, and departmental permission. Research Engagement students complete an application form from the SFU Psychology website with the intended instructor. This course can be repeated for additional credit with the same or different instructor.

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD

*Topic must be relevant to Behavioural Neuroscience

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. Each Directed Studies course must be with a different instructor.

Program Continuance

Students must obtain a final course grade of C (2.0) or better in PSYC 201W-4 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology.

Students must have grade of C- or better in all other required courses.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the above requirements, students also complete one of

BPK 457 - Behavioural Neuroscience Undergraduate Honours Thesis Proposal (3)

Directed study and research leading to an Honours thesis proposal, the topic of which must be relevant to neuroscience. Prerequisite: 75 units, with a minimum CGPA of 3.00, PSYC 301 or BPK 304W with a minimum grade of B, and permission from one of the Co-chairs of the Behavioural Neuroscience Program Committee. Students with credit for PSYC 457 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
PSYC 457 - Behavioural Neuroscience Undergraduate Honours Thesis Proposal (3)

An in-depth investigation of a topic in behavioural neuroscience, culminating in a critical literature review and the formulation of a research proposal. Prerequisite: 75 units, including PSYC 301 with a minimum grade of B and permission of a Co-Chair of the Behavioural Neuroscience Program Committee. Students with credit for BPK 457 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Rebecca Cobb
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
AQ 5018, Burnaby

and one of

BPK 459 - Behavioural Neuroscience Undergraduate Honours Thesis (9)

A written thesis based on research previously proposed in BPK 457. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of B in BPK 457. Corequisite: Must be enrolled in the Honours Program of the B.Sc. in Behavioural Neuroscience. Students must seek permission from their honours project supervisor to enroll in additional courses at the same time. Students with credit for PSYC 459 may not repeat this course for credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
PSYC 459 - Behavioural Neuroscience Undergraduate Honours Thesis (9)

A written thesis based on research previously proposed in PSYC 457. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of B in PSYC 457. Students with credit for BPK 459 may not take this course for further credit.

At least 60 upper division units including at least 50 in upper division psychology and biomedical physiology and kinesiology are required with the following CGPAs: an overall University CGPA of 3.00; an overall upper division CGPA of 3.00; an overall behavioral neuroscience CGPA of 3.0 calculated on lower and upper division requirements; an upper division behavioral neuroscience CGPA of 3.00 calculated on upper division requirements.

University Honours Degree Requirements

Students must also satisfy University degree requirements for degree completion.

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.