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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 Barry Cartwright
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D103 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D104 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D105 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D106 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D107 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D108 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D109 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D110 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D111 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D112 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D113 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D114 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D115 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D116 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D117 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D118 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D119 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D120 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D121 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D122 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D123 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D124 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D125 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D900 Zachary Rowan
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
,
D901 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
,
D902 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
,
D903 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
,
D904 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
,
D905 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
,
D906 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
,
D907 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
,
D908 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
,
D909 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
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D910 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
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D911 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
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D912 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
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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 Evan Mccuish
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D104 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D105 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D106 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D107 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D108 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D109 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D900 Maaike Helmus
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
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D901 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
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D902 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
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D903 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
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D904 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
,
D905 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
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D906 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
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D907 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
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D908 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
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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
C900 Sheri Fabian
Distance Education
D100 Sarah Yercich
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D104 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D105 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D106 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D107 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D108 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D109 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D110 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D111 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D112 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D900 Tamie Fennig
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
,
D901 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
,
D902 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
,
D903 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
,
D904 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
,
D905 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
,
D906 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
,
D907 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
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D908 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
,
D909 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
,
J100 Tamie Fennig
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
,
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
D100 Tamara O'Doherty
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D103 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D104 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D105 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D106 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D107 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D108 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D109 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D110 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D900 Helene Love
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
,
D901 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
,
D902 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
,
D903 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
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D904 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
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D905 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
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D906 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
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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 Nikolay Shchitov
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
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
D107 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D108 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D900 Zachary Rowan
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5080, Surrey
D901 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D902 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D903 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D904 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 5060, 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 Sherrie Atwood
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D200 Russell Day
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D900 Evan Caldbick
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
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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 Sherrie Atwood
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D200 Megan Giroux
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1700, Vancouver
E900 Sarah Farstad
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
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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
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D102 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D104 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D105 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D106 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D107 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D108 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
J100 Lesley Schimanski
Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 2945, Vancouver
J101 Th 7:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 1500, Vancouver
J102 Th 7:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 1510, Vancouver

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
D100 Lesley Schimanski
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D103 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D104 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D105 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D106 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D107 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D108 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D109 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D110 Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D111 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D112 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D113 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D114 We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby

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 Barry Cartwright
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D103 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D104 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D105 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D106 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D107 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D108 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D109 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D110 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D111 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D112 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D113 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D114 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D115 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D116 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D117 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D118 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D119 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D120 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D121 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D122 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D123 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D124 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D125 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D900 Zachary Rowan
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
,
D901 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
,
D902 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
,
D903 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
,
D904 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
,
D905 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
,
D906 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
,
D907 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
,
D908 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
,
D909 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
,
D910 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
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D911 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
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D912 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
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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 Evan Mccuish
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D104 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D105 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D106 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D107 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D108 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D109 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D900 Maaike Helmus
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
,
D901 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
,
D902 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
,
D903 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
,
D904 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
,
D905 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
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D906 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
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D907 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
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D908 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
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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 Barry Cartwright
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D102 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D103 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D104 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D105 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D106 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D107 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D108 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D109 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D110 Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5015, 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
C900 Sheri Fabian
Distance Education
D100 Sarah Yercich
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D104 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D105 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D106 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D107 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D108 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D109 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D110 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D111 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D112 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D900 Tamie Fennig
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
,
D901 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
,
D902 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
,
D903 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
,
D904 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
,
D905 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
,
D906 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
,
D907 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
,
D908 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
,
D909 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
,
J100 Tamie Fennig
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
,
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
D100 Tamara O'Doherty
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D103 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D104 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D105 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D106 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D107 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D108 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D109 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D110 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 9071, Burnaby
D900 Helene Love
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
,
D901 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
,
D902 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
,
D903 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
,
D904 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
,
D905 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
,
D906 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
,
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 Nikolay Shchitov
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
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
D107 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D108 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D900 Zachary Rowan
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5080, Surrey
D901 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D902 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D903 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D904 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 5060, 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 Helene Love
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
D101 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D103 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D104 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D105 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D106 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D900 Tamara O'Doherty
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
,
D901 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
,
D902 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
,
D903 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
,
D904 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
,

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
C900 Suzanna Crage
Distance Education
D100 Lindsey Freeman
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D103 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D104 Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D105 Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D106 Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D107 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D108 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D109 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D110 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D111 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D112 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D113 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D114 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D115 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D116 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D117 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D118 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D900 Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 5280, Surrey
D901 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
,
D902 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
,
D903 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
,
D904 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
,
D905 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
,
D906 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
,
D907 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
,

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 Sanjay Jeram
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D102 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D103 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D104 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D105 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D106 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D107 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D108 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D109 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
D110 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D111 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D112 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D113 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D114 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D115 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D900 Michael Laurence
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 5240, Surrey
D901 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
D902 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
D903 Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
D904 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
,
F100 Joƫlle Alice Michaud-Ouellet
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
F101 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
F102 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5029, 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.

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 Clare McGovern
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D103 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D104 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D105 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D106 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D107 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D108 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D109 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D110 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D111 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D112 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby

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 Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Alexandra Lysova
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D102 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D103 Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D104 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D105 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D106 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D107 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D108 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
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 Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Garth Davies
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5040, Burnaby
D102 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5040, Burnaby
D103 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5040, Burnaby
D104 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5040, Burnaby
D105 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5040, Burnaby
D106 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5040, Burnaby
D107 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5040, Burnaby
D108 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5040, Burnaby
D109 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5040, Burnaby
D110 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5040, Burnaby
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 Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Tamie Fennig
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
D101 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D104 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D105 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D106 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D107 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
J100 Tamie Fennig
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 2205, Vancouver
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 Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Carol Fleischhaker
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D101 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 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
D111 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
J100 Yun Li-Reilly
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 2540, Vancouver

*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 Sherrie Atwood
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D200 Russell Day
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D900 Evan Caldbick
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
,
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 Sherrie Atwood
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D200 Megan Giroux
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1700, Vancouver
E900 Sarah Farstad
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
,
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
D100 Lesley Schimanski
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D103 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D104 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D105 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D106 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D107 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D108 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D109 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D110 Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D111 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D112 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D113 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D114 We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 3535, 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
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D102 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D104 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D105 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D106 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D107 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D108 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
J100 Lesley Schimanski
Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 2945, Vancouver
J101 Th 7:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 1500, Vancouver
J102 Th 7:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 1510, Vancouver

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
D100 Richard Wright
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 9200, 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 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 Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shannon Zaitsoff
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sherrie Atwood
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Joshua Wright
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
J100 Jason Martens
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
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 Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ronald Roesch
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
SSCK 9500, Burnaby

*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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Joe Thompson
Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10041, Burnaby

No more than three Research Engagement or Directed Studies units may be applied to this program. At least 11 upper division psychology units must be completed at Simon Fraser University.

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. 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.

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.

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.