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The following list shows most of the courses offered in the current/upcoming school year.  For a complete, official list, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

Basic Psychological Processes
AUPSY 101

Introduction to the discipline of Psychology and its methods. The course focuses on the basic principles underlying human behaviour. Topics include the central nervous system, perception, learning, memory, sleep, and dreams.

Individual and Social Behaviour
AUPSY 102

Introduction to the discipline of Psychology and its methods. The course focuses on the study of human development, personality, psychological disorders and their treatment, and social psychology.

Statistical Methods for Psychological Research
AUPSY 213

Application of statistical methods to psychological problems. Various experimental and non-experimental methods will be introduced. Topics include the scientific method, quantitative research designs, sampling and measuring techniques, biases in experimentation and ethical issues, measures of central tendency and variability, and tests of statistical hypothesis. Students will become familiar with the American Psychological Association (APA) standards of research and writing. Prerequisite: Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 213, AUSTA 153, 213, 215.

Personality
AUPSY 220

Introductory survey including representative theoretical points of view and research relevant to the major problems of the study of personality. Prerequisite: AUPSY 102.

Social Psychology
AUPSY 240

Survey of theories and research on the individual in a social context. Topics may include self presentation, values/attitudes/beliefs, leadership, group dynamics, interpersonal attraction, and aggression. Prerequisite: AUPSY 102.

Developmental Psychology
AUPSY 256

Biological, cognitive, and social aspects of psychological development, with special emphasis on infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Prerequisite: AUPSY 102.

Memory and Cognition
AUPSY 263

Introduction to the study of mental processes in memory and cognition. Topics include short- and long-term memory phenomenon, visual attention, consciousness, problem solving and decision making. Prerequisite: AUPSY 101.

An Introduction to the Brain and Nervous System
AUPSY 275

Introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system, with a special emphasis on the brain. Prerequisite: AUPSY 101.

Cognitive Psychology Seminar
AUPSY 307

Detailed examination of issues in cognitive psychology. The course adopts a seminar style that focuses on discussion, oral presentation, and writing skills. Prerequisites: AUPSY 263 and third-year standing. Note: Open only to a student with a major in Psychology.

Qualitative Methods in Psychology
AUPSY 310

Introduction to qualitative methodology in psychology. Topics include: Theoretical foundations of qualitative methods, interviewing, transcribing, and approaches to qualitative analysis. Prerequisite: AUPSY 213. Notes: AUPSY 310 is classified as an arts course. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 310 or AUPSY 311.

Advanced Research Design
AUPSY 313

Introduction to qualitative methodology in psychology. Topics include: Theoretical foundations of qualitative methods, interviewing, transcribing, and approaches to qualitative analysis. Prerequisites: AUPSY 213 and one of AUPSY 310 or AUPSY 311.

Intimate Relationships and Human Sexuality
AUPSY 338

A survey of research on intimate relationships and human sexuality from individual and interpersonal perspectives. Topics covered may include methods of sexuality/relationship science, attraction, gender identity, sex roles, sexual orientation, sexual attitudes and behavior, and relationship stresses. Prerequisite: AUPSY 240; third-year standing.

Health Psychology
AUPSY 342

An overview of theory, research and practice of health psychology and behavioural medicine. Prerequisite: AUPSY 220 or 240.

Community Psychology
AUPSY 346

Examination of the theories, approaches, and values behind social intervention intended to ameliorate, or prevent, psychological difficulty. Examples of community change are drawn from a Canadian context whenever possible. Prerequisite: AUPSY 102.

Social Cognition
AUPSY 363

Examination of human cognition in an applied, social context. Topics covered include social judgment, decision-making, person/group perception, autobiographical memory, motivated cognition, and emotion. Prerequisite: AUPSY 240 or 263.

Psychology of Language
AUPSY 373

Survey of the production and perception of spoken, signed, and written language. Topics include speech perception, speech production, reading, language acquisition, and language origins. Prerequisite: AUPSY 263. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 373 and AUPSY 271 (2009).

Directed Reading
AUPSY 391

Intensive study of a specific area of psychology as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Notes: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course. AUPSY 391 is classified as a science course; AUPSY 392 is classified as an arts course.

Directed Reading
AUPSY 392

Intensive study of a specific area of psychology as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Notes: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course. AUPSY 391 is classified as a science course; AUPSY 392 is classified as an arts course.

History and Systems of Psychology
AUPSY 408

Survey of major theoretical approaches to psychology, especially in the last two centuries, emphasizing the historical antecedents and contemporary significance of each. Prerequisites: AUPSY 101 or 102, and fourth year standing. Notes: Open only to a student with a major in Psychology. AUPSY 408 is classified as an arts course. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 408 or AUPSY 409.

History and Systems of Psychology
AUPSY 409

Survey of major theoretical approaches to psychology, especially in the last two centuries, emphasizing the historical antecedents and contemporary significance of each. Prerequisites: AUPSY 101 or 102, and fourth year standing. Notes: Open only to a student with a major in Psychology. AUPSY 409 is classified as a science course. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 408 or AUPSY 409.

Psychology of Religion
AUPSY 426

An in-depth examination of psychological theories and research examining religious thought and behaviour. Topics may include spirituality, religious fundamentalism, religiosity, guilt, forgiveness, morality, mysticism, religious coping and health, conversion, religious socialization, ritual. Prerequisites: One of AUPSY 220, 240; third year standing.

Political Psychology
AUPSY 448

An examination of psychological theory and research applied to the political realm. Topics covered may include psychological methods applied to political thought/action, political attitudes, political values and orientations, voter behavior, effects of political campaigning, intergroup relations, motivating collective political movements, and the psychology of terrorism. Prerequisite: AUPSY 240 or 220; third year standing. Note: Students with credit in AUPSY 340 prior to 2010-11 may not obtain credit in AUPSY 448.

Language Acquisition
AUPSY 471

In-depth look at the language acquisition process from birth through the preschool years. The stages of language development are discussed, as well as theoretical issues such as the role of the environment versus genetic predisposition. Prerequisite: AUPSY 373.

Psychological Disorders
AUPSY 483

Advanced-level course that focuses on the research related to the etiology, classification, assessment, and treatment of a variety of psychological disorders in children and adults (e.g., anxiety, addictions, depression, schizophrenia, and personality disorders). A student becomes acquainted with the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Prerequisite: AUPSY 275. AUPSY 486 is highly recommended.

Clinical and Counselling Psychology
AUPSY 486

Overview of the major approaches to counselling, providing the foundation for the counselling process. The student is involved in a variety of experiences in order to understand the basic concepts of each approach. Issues within the counselling profession such as ethical behaviour and career opportunities are also covered. Prerequisites: AUPSY 220 or 256; *3 in 300 level Psychology. AUPSY 331 or AUPSY 346 is highly recommended.

Directed Reading
AUPSY 491

Intensive study of a specific area of psychology as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Notes: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course. AUPSY 491 is classified as a science course.

Directed Reading
AUPSY 492

Intensive study of a specific area of psychology as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Notes: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course. AUPSY 492 is classified as an arts course.

Individual Study I
AUPSY 497

Literature review and proposal (including an oral report) for fourth-year thesis. Prerequisites: AUPSY 313, fourth-year standing, and consent of the Instructor. Notes: Admission to AUPSY 497 normally requires a grade point average of at least 3.5. An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course. The course is intended for a student planning to pursue graduate studies in Psychology. AUPSY 497 is to be followed by AUPSY 499.

Individual Study II
AUPSY 499

Fourth-year thesis research, report, and oral presentation. Prerequisite: AUPSY 497. Note: Admission to AUPSY 499 normally requires a grade point average of at least 3.5. An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.