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Associate of Arts Degree - Psychology
Associate of Arts Degree - Psychology

Associate of Arts Degree - Psychology

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  • Level:Associate Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

  • High school graduation

  • A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (60%) calculated on English Studies 12 or English 12 or English First Peoples 12 and two academic Grade 12 courses

English requirements:

  • If English is not your first language or you’ve received your education in a language other than English you must take one of the following English language assessment tests:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    • Required minimum marks:

      • online test (TOEFL iBT®): 83

      • paper-delivered test: 560

    • Capilano University TOEFL code: 0505

  • ELA (English Language Assessment Test)

    • Required minimum mark: 145

  • Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

    • Required minimum mark: 6.5 overall, with no single score below 6

  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Test)

    • Required minimum mark: 70

  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English – Academic)

    • Required minimum mark: 56

  • DET (Duolingo English Test) – Being accepted on a temporary basis until January 2021

    • Required minimum mark: 110

Other requirements:

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Course Information

Program Highlights

Learn the science, history and theories of Psychology and explore the fundamentals behind the science of human behaviour.

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour, thoughts, and feelings. Topics include personality, motivation, and relationships. It also examines how we develop and learn, how our social roles and culture affect us, and the impact of stress and mental health issues. Our Associate of Arts Degree program is the first two years of a BA.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology, appropriate to the course level (lower level or upper level), with awareness of the limits of their knowledge. (This accomplishes Goal 1 of the APA [American Psychological Association] assessment profile).

  • Use critical and creative thinking and scientific inquiry to analyze, evaluate and synthesize course materials and related information.

  • Identify and demonstrate the application of ethical reasoning, social responsibility and sensitivity to diversity in the research enterprise and the application of psychology.

  • Communicate effectively in written and oral modes.

  • Apply quantitative and qualitative reasoning and problem-solving, and use and interpret research methods and statistical analyses, with respect to issues in psychology.

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English Requirement

Total credits: 6.00

  • ENGLEnglish 100-Level

  • ENGL 010, Language Skills, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 100, University Writing Strategies, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 103, Introduction to Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 107, Indigenous Literature and Film, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 109, Literature and Contemporary Culture, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 112, Reading, Writing, Dialogue: Entering Global Conversations, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 190, Introduction to Creative Writing, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 191, Creative Writing: Contemporary Practices, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 200, Literature in English from Beowulf to Paradise Lost, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 201, Literature in English after Paradise Lost, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 203, Canadian Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 205, Modern American Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 207, Literary Theory and Criticism, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 208, Studies in Fiction, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 213, World Literature in English, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 217, Literature on the Edge, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 218, The Art of Children's Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 219, Reel Lit: Literature into Film, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 260, Writing Communities, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 290, Creative Writing: Letter and Line, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 291, Creative Writing: Narrative Fictions, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 292, Creative Writing: Children's Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 293, Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 295, Special Topics in Creative Writing, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 296, Creative Writing: Writing for the Stage, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 300, Writing, Rhetoric, Style, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 301, Studies in Rhetoric, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 302, Studies in British Columbian Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 305, Special Topics in Canadian Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 308, Studies in British Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 311, Studies in American Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 314, Studies in National Literatures, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 317, Traditions in Western Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 320, Global Literatures, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 323, Special Topics in Genre, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 326, Traditions in Poetry, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 329, Literature and Performance, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 332, Literature and Society, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 335, Electronic Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 338, Literature and Media, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 341, Literature and Visual Culture, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 344, Literature and the Environment, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 352, Special Topics in British Literature, 1000-1660, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 353, Special Topics in British Literature, 1660-1830, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 354, Special Topics in British Literature, 1830-1970, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 356, Special Topics in American Literature, 1620-1865, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 357, Special Topics in American Literature, 1865-1970, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 358, Special Topics in Contemporary Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 359, Indigenous Literatures, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 363, Words in The World I: Genre and Form, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 365, Words in the World II: Cultures, Networks and Traditions, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 367, Land School, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 369, Foundations in Writing Pedagogy, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 390, Advanced Poetry and Poetics, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 391, Advanced Narrative Forms, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 392, Creative Writing: Creative Travel Writing, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 393, Creative Writing: Advanced Practices, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 394, Creative Writing: Performance, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 395, Creative Writing: Special Topics, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 400, Major Authors, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 410, Topics in Twentieth-Century Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 420, Special Topics in Literary Theory, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 435, Electronic Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 463, Words in the World III: Critical and Creative Formations, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 464, Capstone Project, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 465, Words in the World Practicum, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 466, Directed Reading, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 467, Honours Thesis, 6.00 credits

  • ENGL 490, Directed Studies, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 491, Creative Writing: Directed Studies, 3.00 credits

18 Credits at 100-Level (not English) no more than six credits in any one subject area

Total credits: 18.00

  • PSYC 100, Introduction to Psychology I, 3.00 credits

  • PSYC 101, Introduction to Psychology II, 3.00 credits

  • Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:

  • Humanities Electives (PHIL 101, 110 or 120 recommended), 6.00 credits

 

  • Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:

  • Humanities or Social Science Electives 100-Level, 6.00 credits

Arts Courses 200-Level or higher - 2 subject areas

Total credits: 18.00

  • If PSYC 213 is used to fulfil the Mathematics or Statistics or Computer Science requirement, an additional 3 credits from another 200-level Psychology course is required.

  • PSYC 212, Research Methods in Psychology, 3.00 credits

  • PSYC 213, Statistical Methods in Psychology, 3.00 credits

  • Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:

  • If PSYC 225 is used to fulfil the Science course requirement, an additional 3 credits from another 200-level Psychology course is required.

  • PSYC 225, Biopsychology of Behaviour, 3.00 credits

  • PSYC 230, Cognitive Psychology, 3.00 credits

  • Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:

  • PSYC 200, Social Psychology, 3.00 credits

  • PSYC 207, Lifespan Development, 3.00 credits

  • PSYC 222, Abnormal Psychology, 3.00 credits

  • Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:

  • PSYC 200, Social Psychology, 3.00 credits

  • PSYC 207, Lifespan Development, 3.00 credits

  • PSYC 222, Abnormal Psychology, 3.00 credits

  • PSYC 225, Biopsychology of Behaviour, 3.00 credits

  • PSYC 230, Cognitive Psychology, 3.00 credits

  • Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:

  • 200-Level Arts Elective (excluding Psychology), 3.00 credits

Science Courses

Total credits: 9.00

  • Laboratory Science Elective (BIOL 104 recommended), minimum 2 hour lab, excludes Computing Science and Applied Science; Students should take BIOL 112 if they wish to take BIOL 113), 3.00 credits

  • Mathematics or Computer Science or Statistics Elective (If PSYC 213 used for this requirement must obtain additional 3 credits in another 200-level Psychology), 3.00 credits

  • Science Elective (BIOL 113 recommended; or PSYC 225 - if used for this requirement, students must take an additional 3 credits 200-level Psychology course), 3.00 credits

Electives 9 credits of assigned or unassigned university transferable credit

Total credits: 9.00

  • Choose 9.00 credits of electives:

  • University Transferable Electives, 9.00 credits

 
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