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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 Kevin Lam
Zamir Punja
Agata Becalska
Nadine Wicks
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
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D102 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D103 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D104 We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D105 We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
BLU 10921, Burnaby
D106 We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D107 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D108 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D110 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D111 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D112 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
D113 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D114 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D115 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
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.

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.

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 John Canal
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D102 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D103 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D104 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D105 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D106 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D107 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D109 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D110 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D112 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D113 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D114 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D115 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D200 M Khaled Arafeh
We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D202 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
D203 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
D204 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
D207 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
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.

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 Mike Walsh
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCC 9001, 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 10:30 AM – 12:20 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
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
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101 Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D102 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D103 TBD
D104 TBD
D105 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D106 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D107 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 11911, 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 Dylan Cooke
Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D102 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D103 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D104 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D105 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D106 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby

Mathematics

MATH 154 - Calculus I for the Biological Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; elementary functions, optimization and approximation methods, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. 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 Luis Goddyn
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
OP01 TBD
MATH 155 - Calculus II for the Biological Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: the integral, partial derivatives, differential equations, linear systems, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jamie Mulholland
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D200 Roghayeh Ebrahim Nataj
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
D300 Shuxing Li
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD

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 Simon Watkins
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCP 9416, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D104 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D105 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D106 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D107 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D108 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D109 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D110 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D111 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D112 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCP 8445.2, Burnaby
D113 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D114 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D115 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D116 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D117 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCP 8445.2, Burnaby
D200 Simin Bagheri Najmi
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2975, Surrey
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 Bernd Stelzer
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCP 8445.2, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCP 8445.2, Burnaby
D105 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D106 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D107 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D108 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D109 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D110 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D111 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D113 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D114 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
OP01 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby

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 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
PSYC 102 - Introduction to Psychology II (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Russell Day
Mo, We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
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 Shawn Tan
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D104 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D105 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D106 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D107 Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D108 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D109 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D110 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D111 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D112 We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D113 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D114 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5009, 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 Adam Blanchard
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D104 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D105 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D106 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D107 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D108 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D900 Adam Blanchard
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
D901 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D902 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
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 Derek Bingham
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D900 Wei Lin
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
SRYC 3310, Surrey
OL01 Tim Swartz
TBD
OP01 TBD
OP09 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 Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, 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 Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education

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 Damon Poburko
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D101 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D104 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D105 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 4115, 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 Nadine Wicks
Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D102 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D103 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D104 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D105 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D106 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4115, 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 Michael Rosenblat
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
D101 Mo, We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 9618, Burnaby
D102 Mo, We 2:30 PM – 4:20 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 306 and BPK 326.

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Daniel Marigold
Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Glen Tibbits
Thomas Claydon
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Peter Ruben
We 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
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.

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Charles Krieger
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
WMC 3210, Burnaby
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 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
SSCC 9000, 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Gordon Rintoul
Nadine Wicks
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
AQ 3003, Burnaby
D101 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D102 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D103 Fr 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D104 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D105 Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
BPK 304W - Inquiry and Measurement in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (3)

This course covers the evaluation of measurement quality, test construction and assessment, and computer techniques for data capture and signal processing relevant to issues in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. Prereq statistical knowledge will be put into practice when discussing typical research designs, modeling and hypothesis testing in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. Prerequisite: BPK 142, 201, 205, and STAT 201. Students with credit for BPK 304 may not repeat this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sabrina Lee
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D101 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
D102 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
D103 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
D104 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
D105 Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Leanne Ramer
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 9618, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 9618, Burnaby
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
E100 Th 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SSCK 8605, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Daniel Marigold
Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Glen Tibbits
Thomas Claydon
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Peter Ruben
We 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
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.

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Charles Krieger
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
WMC 3210, Burnaby
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 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
SSCC 9000, 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
D200 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
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D102 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D104 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D105 We 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D106 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D107 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D108 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D109 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D110 Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D111 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D112 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D113 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D114 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8106, 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 Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6125, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10075, 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
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
PSYC 325 - Learning and Memory (3)

Examination of the phenomena of memory and the retention and reproduction of information. Considers the conditions and principles of retention and recall in short- and long-term memory. Prerequisite: PSYC 201W and PSYC 221 (or PSYC 280).

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brianne Kent
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
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
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Evan Caldbick
Tu 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
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.

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 Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
PSYC 389 - Emotion and Motivation (3)

Explores the psychology and neuroscience of the related concepts of emotion and motivation by conducting a contemporary survey of the key psychology and behavioural studies carried out in the burgeoning area of affective science. Prerequisite: PSYC 201. Students with credit for PSYC 391 Emotion and Motivation may not take PSYC 389 for further credit.

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Cox
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby

*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
D400 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: 90 units, including PSYC 301 with a minimum grade of B and permission of the Chair of Behavioural Neuroscience Coordinating Committee.

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD

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.