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Counselling and Human Development

Post Baccalaureate Diploma

This program offers individuals, who are employed or seeking employment in a human services or health care profession, a focused introduction to the core knowledge bases involved in counselling. Course work is designed to enhance the effectiveness of students in their current job or better prepare them for a future career in a helping profession.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the following admission requirements, students must also meet the Post Baccalaureate Diploma (General) program requirements as listed in the Program Requirements below.

Applications will be reviewed by cognate faculty, the graduate faculty associate, or their designates. Typically, candidates will have the following prerequisites prior to admission to this program.

  • a bachelor’s degree with at least an introductory psychology course, a course in human development, and one more upper division psychology or sociology course
  • a minimum 50 hours of relevant voluntary or paid experience
  • a written statement of career interest
  • an admission grade point average of 2.5 or equivalent

Program Requirements

Students complete a total of 30 units, including all of

EDUC 323 - Introduction to Counselling Theories (3)

Survey of theories undergirding counsellor and teacher interventions aimed at promoting emotional growth, development and personal change. Examination of theories and their sociological, cultural and philosophical contexts. Exploration of links between frequently used interventions and the implicit theories underlying these strategies. Prerequisite: 60 units including EDUC 220.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Roger Frie
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1425, Vancouver
EDUC 324 - Foundations of Multicultural Counselling (3)

Provides an introduction to multicultural counselling and human diversity with an emphasis on culture, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, age, and abilities. Prerequisite: EDUC 220 or PSYC 250 and 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Sharalyn Jordan
Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 3200, Surrey
EDUC 328 - Career Education and Career Counselling (3)

An introduction to theories of career choice, adjustment and development. Emphasis on critical evaluation of established theories that are influential in the development of career education curricula and in the practice of career counselling. Prerequisite: EDUC 220 or EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

EDUC 423 - Helping Relationships (4)

Introduction to the rationale for and the practice of basic counselling skills. Emphasis on the development of counselling skills as a means of establishing effective helping relationships in educational settings. Prerequisite: Or corequisite: EDUC 323.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Michael Gordon
Fr 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
EDB 8620.2, Burnaby
E200 Gillian Diane Smith
We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
EDUC 437 - Ethical Issues in Education (4)

Ethical problems in education are identified and examined. Four major areas of concern are explored: 1. the normative character of education as a whole; 2. the justification of education; 3. ethical questions related to equality, autonomy, interpersonal relationships, and rights in education; 4. moral education and values education. Prerequisite: 60 units including 3 units in Education.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education

and a minimum of 13 units chosen from

CRIM 314 - Mental Disorder, Criminality and the Law (3)

Critical examination of the impact of psychiatry and related clinical professions on the criminal justice system. Relationship between institutions of mental health and legal control. The relevance of psychiatric theory and decision-making for the processing of mentally disordered offenders. The role of forensic clinicians in the courts, prisons, mental hospitals and related agencies. Specific issues addressed in this course will include psychiatric assessment, criminal responsibility, fitness to stand trial, prediction of dangerousness, treatment of mentally ill criminals and the penal and therapeutic commitment of the insane. Prerequisite: CRIM 101. Recommended: CRIM 131.

CRIM 315 - Restorative Justice (4)

The course will contrast restorative justice with the dominant adversarial/retributive/punitive model of justice through a critical analysis of these two paradigms of justice. Several key principles, assumptions, and concepts necessary for understanding the foundation and practice of restorative justice will be introduced and explored. Prerequisite: 45 units. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brenda Morrison
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D102
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D103
Fr 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D104
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D105
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D106
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D107
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
EDUC 322 - The Social Lives of School Children (3)

An overview of theory, research and practice concerning social emotional development and social interactions and relationships in the school context. Emphasis on the role of peer relationships in development and the role of the school in supporting positive interactions. Prerequisite: EDUC 220 or PSYC 250.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
EDUC 326 - Classroom Management and Discipline (3)

An examination of contemporary approaches to classroom management and discipline, including a consideration of legal, organizational and administrative issues. The major goal of the course is to enable students to comprehend the basic principles and tenets of a number of management approaches and to translate these principles into specific teaching strategies and skills. Prerequisite: One of EDUC 100, 220, 230, or 240; or EDUC 401/402, or corequisite EDUC 403.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
EDUC 327 - Self, Psychology and Education (3)

A critical examination of theoretical and empirical programs of inquiry in educational psychology that are concerned with the self (e.g., self-esteem, self-concept, self-directed or self-regulated learning). Students will participate in a wide-ranging seminar that considers topics such as the relationship between personal and social being, historical perspectives on the self, the formation of social identity, the roles of memory, imagination, and narrative in selfhood, the development of agency and self, and education and personhood. Prerequisite: 60 units, including EDUC 220.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jeff Sugarman
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
EDUC 370 - International and Intercultural Education (4)

Practical and theoretical approaches to international and intercultural education, including examinations of the relationships between culture, learning and schooling, and contemporary issues in teacher education from an international perspective. Prerequisite: Completion of at least 60 units, including 3 units in Education.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kumari Beck
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
EDUC 464 - Early Childhood Education (4)

Current trends, issues and research relating to the education of young children. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or PSYC 250 or corequisite EDUC 403.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
FNST 327 - Aboriginal Women in Canada (4)

Themes and issues relating to the historical and contemporary experiences of Aboriginal women in Canada: Indigenous theories of gender; evolution and political function of stereotypes of Indigenous women in Canada; history of Canadian legislation regulating indigenous identity; relevance of feminist analysis; and history of activism. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students who have taken FNST 322 under this topic may not take this course for further credit. FNST 327 and GSWS 327 (or WS 327) are identical and students may not take both courses for credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 , Dr. TBD
Mo, We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 9095, Burnaby
GERO 302 - Health Promotion and Aging (3)

This course includes an examination of the development of contemporary understanding and practice of health promotion. Students will be given the opportunity to explore theories and models designed to explain health related behaviors and the determinants of health. Strategies for behavioral change and development of socio-environmental approaches will be discussed in the context of an aging Canadian population. Prerequisite: 60 units. Recommended: GERO 300.

GERO 406 - Death and Dying (3)

The focus of this course is to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the process of dying. By examining the process of dying, one's personal response to death as well as society's reaction and responsibilities toward dying, the student will gain new insights in caring for the dying person. Prerequisite: 60 units. Recommended: GERO 300.

GSWS 331 - Queer Genders (4)

Introduces students to current debates on gender identity and gender difference from the perspectives of queer subjects. Explores recent theoretical and cultural works on gender from queer, transgender, and feminist perspectives, while examining the challenges they pose to current understanding of sex, gender, sexuality, and the body. Prerequisite: 30 units, including three unist in GSWS. Students who have taken GDST 301, or WS 301 Special Topics: Theorizing Queer Genders may not take this course for further credit.

PSYC 354 - Development of Children's Thinking (3)

Examines research and theory concerning the origins and development of cognition in humans. Traces the development of language and children's thinking about the physical and social world from birth to adulthood, with a focus on infancy and childhood. Prerequisite: PSYC 201 and 250.

PSYC 355 - Adolescent Development (3)

Considers human development from the end of childhood to the beginning of the adult stage, from a bio-social point of view. Included among the topics are psychological effects of sexual maturation, choice of vocation and marriage partner, effects of participation in the gang and youth organization, cultural variations in the patterns of growth. Prerequisite: PSYC 201 and 250.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bob Ley
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
PSYC 357 - Adulthood and Aging (3)

Considers human development from young adulthood to old age. Included are theories of adult development and aging; environmental and biological factors in aging; and the effects of aging on sensation, perception, learning, cognition, personality, psychopathology, and social relations. Prerequisite: PSYC 201 and 250 or acceptance into the diploma program in gerontology.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Wendy Loken Thornton
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
PSYC 362 - Close Relationships (3)

Reviews theory and research on the psychology of romantic relationships. Topics may include relationship theories, communication, social cognitive processes, intimate partner violence, and relationship interventions. Prerequisite: PSYC 201 and 260.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Yuthika Girme
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
PSYC 363 - Intergroup Relations (3)

Provides an overview of the social psychological study of intergroup relations, considering classic and contemporary theory and research in the field. It includes discussions of the application of these ideas and findings to important social contexts, and explores ways in which the social psychological study of intergroup relations can help us understand and inform efforts to influence relevant social change. Prerequisite: PSYC 201 and 260.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ziv Levin
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
AQ 3003, Burnaby
PSYC 365 - Health Psychology (3)

Explores applications of psychological principles to health and health care. The development of the field of health psychology is traced and major topics introduced. Topics include health promotion, the hospital experience, communication in medical settings, coping with serious illness, psychoneuroimmunology, and field-specific methodology. Prerequisite: PSYC 201.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Cox
Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
PSYC 371 - Intervention: Process and Outcome (3)

Reviews the major approaches to psychological intervention in terms of theory, practice and outcome evaluation. The course will examine both the scientific and practitioner components of intervention. Prerequisite: PSYC 201 and 241. PSYC 270 (or 370) is recommended.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Yael Mayer
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
SA 319 - Transnational Aging (A) (4)

Explores how mobility and migration across borders influence the lives of older people, with attention to how multigenerational transnational families mutually negotiate care and support. Political and socio-cultural factors will be examined through case studies from around the world in order to assess how we age in a transnational world. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150 or 201W.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Parin Dossa
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
SA 332 - The Anthropology of Childhood (A) (4)

A cross-cultural examination of the social and cultural relations that shape childhood in different settings. Topics to be considered could include: the social definition of childhood and child rearing; the institutional arrangements established for children and youth and the impact that these have on children, families, and society; the social construction of child and youth cultures. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 201W.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Pamela Stern
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
TASC2 8500, Burnaby
SA 335 - Gender Relations and Social Issues (S) (4)

A sociological study of the position of women and men in major social institutions in western industrial societies, in particular Canada. Social institutions that may be examined include: the family, education, the economy, the polity, law, and the mass media. Particular attention will be paid to social policy issues. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150 or 201W. Students with credit for SA 292 (when offered as gender relations) or GSWS 308 (or WS 308) may not take SA 335 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D900 Deborah Dergousoff
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5320, Surrey
SA 337 - Sexuality and Society (S) (4)

The categories that organize our understandings of sex, gender and sexuality have powerful histories and roles in organizing social relations in western society. Social activists and academics contest the naturalness of these categories, particularly that of the binary opposition between male and female, and related assumptions about sexuality and sexual orientation. This course encompasses a range of perspectives on sex/gender identity, sexuality, and the relationship between the two. These perspectives include feminist, lesbian and gay, and queer and transgender challenges to traditional understandings of sex/gender identity and sexuality. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150 or 201W.

GSWS 314 - Race, Class and Gender (4)

An examination of feminist, Marxist and anti-racist theories pertaining to the historical development, social construction, and interactive nature of race, class and gender relations. Prerequisite: 15 units. Students with credit for either GSWS 301 (or WS 301) or GSWS 310 (or WS 310) as Special Topics: Race, Class and Gender may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Habiba Zaman
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
GSWS 398W - Feminist Currents (4)

Explores recent debates and future directions of feminist thought and introduces students to different models of feminist writing. The writing-intensive component of the course trains students to develop analytical, writing, and research skills through a variety of writing activities and assignments. Prerequisite: 30 units including three units in GSWS or WS or GDST. Equivalent Courses: WS398. Writing.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education