Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2015 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Department: School of Psychology


Subject Information
Subject Code PSYC101
Subject Name Introduction to Behavioural Science
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment In Class Quiz (20%), Tutorial work book based on tutorial exercises (27%), Research Participation (3%), Final Examination (50%)
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 769  $ 769  $ 769  $ 769  $ 769  $ 769 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Via SOLS

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (02-03-2015 to 25-06-2015)
Campus Batemans Bay
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hours lecture; 1 hour tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
 
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Michael Matthias
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2015

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (02-03-2015 to 25-06-2015)
Campus Bega
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hours lecture; 1 hour tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
 
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Michael Matthias
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2015

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (02-03-2015 to 25-06-2015)
Campus Shoalhaven
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hours lecture; 1 hour tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
 
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Michael Matthias
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2015

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (02-03-2015 to 25-06-2015)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hrs lecture; 1 hr laboratory
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Amy Chan
Harold Hill
Leonie Miller
Peter Leeson
Samantha Broyd
Simone Favelle
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Michael Matthias
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2015

Subject Availability
Session Summer 2015/2016  (30-11-2015 to 12-02-2016)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Paul Casey
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Paul Casey
Instance Comment  
Census Date 16-12-2015

Subject Description
This subject provides an introductory overview of areas of psychological investigation, introducing students to the study of key psychological concepts and their applications. While the aim of the course is to acquaint non-psychology majors with the discipline, it also provides additional background information to students intending to specialise in psychology. The course will introduce students to the major areas of study in the science of psychology, covering topics such as learning, cognition, motivation, emotion, personality, and lifespan development.


Extra Information
Subject Objectives:
At the end of this course, students should have developed a broad knowledge base of the major psychological theories of human behaviour; be familiar with reading and understanding psychological research; and have developed skills in critical thinking and writing.

Textbook Information
Burton, L., Westen, D., & Kowalski, R. (2015). Psychology (4th Australian and New Zealand edition). New York, NY: Wiley. ISBN: 9780730304685 Findlay, B. (2015). How to write psychology research reports and essays (7th edition). Melbourne, VIC: Pearson. ISBN: 9781486010257
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