Social Sciences

Psychology

General & Personal Psychology 20 - 6 credits

Co-rerequisite: Soc 10-1 or Soc 10-2
Psychology 20 explores all facets of human behaviour and is divided into 2 courses: 

General Psychology (3 credits)

This course traces the historical schools of psychological thought and examines principles of learning, thinking, clinical disorders and their treatment.

Personal Psychology (3 credits)

In this course, students will explore theories of personality, development, personality testing, intelligence, and biological influences on behaviour.

Psychology 30 & Sociology 30 - 6 Credits

Experimental Psychology 30 (3 credits)

This course builds on the knowledge gained in Psychology 20. Examine the history of experimental psychology in addition to conditioning, personality, mental illness, development, and the application of psychology in our world. Define, explore and understand consequences of “abnormal” behavior and psychological conditions through group work and a research project.

Sociology

Applied Sociology 30 (3 credits)

Students will objectively analyze phenomena around them to better understand society and its influence on their lives as well as their roles in societal change. Topics include culture, the role of the institution, social movements, deviance, and a project topic of the students’ choice.

Philosophy

Philosophy 20 & 30 IB(SL) - 6 Credits

Prerequisite: ELA 10-1 Cohort IB or Soc 10-1 Cohort IB, or special request
Philosophy 20 and 30 are available to students who wish to earn credit in Philosophy IB Standard Level or to motivated and confident students outside the IB program. Completion of this course provides credit in two Alberta Education Social Science courses: Contemporary Western Philosophy 20 and Philosophies of Man 30. The course is a discussion-based course that examines themes related to human nature, human freedom, mind and body, personhood, ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, and philosophy of religion.

New in 2022:

Gender Studies 35 (3 credits)

Students will explore critical questions about the role of gender in historical contexts, the impact of gender on contemporary quality of life, and the interaction of gender with contemporary political, economic, and social structures. The goal of this program is to familiarize students with key historical and contemporary issues identified within
the field of Gender Studies.


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