Psychology (PSYC) 290
General Psychology (Revision 7)
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Area of Study: Social Science
Prerequisite: PSYC 289 is recommended.
Precluded Course: PSYC 206 (PSYC 290 may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for PSYC 206.)
PSYC 290 has a Challenge for Credit option.
Psychology 290: General Psychology provides an introduction to behavioural areas of study, as outlined below.
- Unit 1: The Evolution of Psychology
- Unit 2: The Research Enterprise in Psychology
- Unit 3: Intelligence and Psychological Testing
- Unit 4: Motivation and Emotion
- Unit 5: Human Development across the Life Span
- Unit 6: Personality: Theory, Research, and Assessment
- Unit 7: Stress, Coping, and Health
- Unit 8: Psychological Disorders
- Unit 9: Treatment of Psychological Disorders
- Unit 10: Social Behaviour
To receive credit for PSYC 290, you must complete five quizzes, two journal article critiques, a research paper, and a final examination. You must achieve a composite course grade of at least D (50 percent) and a grade of at least 60 percent on the final examination. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
|Five Graded Quizzes (6% each)||Journal Article Critique 1||Journal Article Critique 2||Research Paper||Final Exam||Total|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Weiten, W., & McCann, D. (2013). Psychology: Themes and variations (Fourth Canadian ed.). Toronto: Thomson Education Ltd.
All other materials are available online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, and intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
To receive credit for the PSYC 290 challenge registration, you must complete a research paper and an exam and achieve a grade of at least C- (60 percent) on the final exam and a composite grade of D (50 percent).
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Fall 2019 Grouped Study Course Schedule
|AU Calgary||Sept - Dec|
For more information on grouped study courses, please visit our classroom-based study information page.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 7, January 9, 2015.
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Updated April 04 2019 by Student & Academic Services