SOCI 100B: Introduction to Sociology: Institutions and Social Change

Recommended by 1 member

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
    3 / 5
                 4 / 5                4 / 5

Easy Elective? Depends on individual
Prof Quality  5 / 5  for Fetherston


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/SOCI/100B.html

Introduction to the study of social systems and the processes of stratification, regulation, and social change. Topics include social movements, families, religion, ethnicity, education, health and medicine, the environment, and the militarization of society.

Note: Although 100A and100B may be taken in either order or concurrently, we recommend students first enrol in 100A.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0-1


Member Comments:
“Sociology is going to be on the 2015 MCAT so this course is a great way to prepare. You do have to write a lot of papers but the topics are very interesting. Also, Don Fetherston is an amazing teacher!”

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SOCI 100A: Introduction to Sociology: Culture and Socialization

Recommended by 1 member

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
    4 / 5
                 4 / 5                4 / 5

Easy Elective? Yes!
Prof Quality  4 / 5  for Hallgrimsdottir


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/SOCI/100A.html

Introduction to the discipline of sociology: its basic concepts, theoretical orientations, intellectual debates, and research approaches. Topics include socialization, culture, norms and deviance, social interactions, self and identity, emotions, and social roles.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0-1


Member Comments:
“Very interesting – gives you a whole different perspective on society and what impacts society! I definitely took a lot away from this one. I’ve heard that the professor has changed, so now it is more difficult, but I think it would definitely still be worth it. I really enjoyed this class. It’s also recommended if you’re taking the 2015 MCAT.”

PSYC 215A : Introduction to Biopsychology

Recommended by 2 members

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
 4.5 / 5.0
          3.5 / 5.0         4.0 / 5.0

Easy Elective? Depends on individual
Prof Quality  4 / 5  for Polluck
Prof Quality  2 / 5  for Skelton


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/PSYC/215A.html

Basic concepts of brain function in relation to behaviour. Topics will include basic aspects of neuronal functions, neuroanatomy, and behavioural genetics, as well as the functioning of the nervous system in relation to sensation, motor output, and at least one other aspect of behaviour.

Prerequisites: 100A and 100B; or minimum second-year standing; and either 1.5 units of BIOL, or one of PE 141, 241A, 241B.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0


Member Comments:
“This is an intro biopsych course which can be used as an elective for a science degree, or as part of a psych degree, so it will count towards most people’s degrees. It is also relevant because it covers behaviour from a biological standpoint. Dr. Polluck is awesome- he is slightly challenging so you will learn stuff, but very reasonable and the course load was very light. This is a great GPA booster for anyone who has taken first year biology. If you haven’t, get ready to read and make flashcards.”

“If you have a decent background in biology and chemistry this course is a breeze as it is pretty dumbed down for students that are in psychology and don’t have a science background. Also, it was interesting!”

PSYC 210: Conceptual Foundations of Psychology

Recommended by 1 member

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
    4 / 5
                 3 / 5                4 / 5

Easy Elective? Yes
Prof Quality  3 / 5  for Barnes


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/PSYC/100A.html

Provides students with the background necessary to facilitate a full appreciation of upper-level courses. Current problems in psychology will be examined with reference to outstanding past and present persons and issues.

Pre- or corequisites: 100A and 100B.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0


Member Comments:
“Interesting to see the evolution of philosophy into psychology. Goes through many major historical figures and their contributions to society.”

PSYC 100A/B: Introductory Psychology

Recommended by 1 member

Easiness      Usefulness      Interest
    5 / 5
                 4 / 5                4 / 5

Easy Elective? Yes!
Prof Quality  5 / 5  for Smith


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/PSYC/100A.html

An introduction to concepts, theories and research findings of modern psychology. Topics for 100A may include psychological research methods, biological bases of behaviour, perception, development, consciousness, learning and cognition. Topics for 100B may include cognition, development, personality, health psychology, psychological disorders, psychological therapies, and social behaviour.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0


Member Comments:
“Great courses, if you do the readings you’ll do very well. Plus you can even get bonus marks for being a research participant in psyc studies. You don’t have to take 100 A before B. Also Dr. Smith is an entertaining prof.”