Course Code (cross-listed)
  • PSYCH 101
  • PSYCH 101R
Course Title Introductory Psychology
Online Offers
  • Winter 2022 (tentative) (Instructor: TBA)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Megan McCarthy)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Stephanie Denison)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Paul Wehr)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

A general survey course designed to provide the student with an understanding of the basic concepts and techniques of modern psychology as a behavioural science. [Note: PSYCH 101 offered on-campus, at St. Jerome's University, and Online; PSYCH 101R offered at Renison University College.]

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Spring 2021 course outline (note 2)
Author(s) Paul Wehr
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
Special Notes 1) (Cross-listed with PSYCH 101R) (not offered through Extended Learning).
2) A limited number of spaces are reserved for General Social Development Studies Majors who normally study online.
3) If this course is full when you attempt to enrol on Quest (e.g., because the enrolment limit and/or reserve cap limits have been reached), see waiting list information for Psychology courses.
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