Overview

Overview

Langara College has a comprehensive selection of psychology offerings. Our courses range from surveys of fundamental concepts to in-depth investigations of human behavior. Topics include: how psychologists conduct their research; the role of the brain; memory and thinking processes; lifespan development; social, family, and cultural influences, and; psychological disorders, psychotherapies, and related health issues.

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The psychology department offers courses in traditional, mixed-mode, and online course formats.

Traditional courses are those that have 3 to 4 hours of scheduled face-to-face class meeting time per week. This is the format most students are familiar with. Students are expected to attend all classes.  Traditional instruction provides students with the benefit of regular face-to-face interactions with the instructor and other students.

Mixed-mode courses, also known as hybrid or blended courses, meet face-to-face for two hours per week combined with an additional two hours of online learning. This means that a significant portion of the learning is done independently using online materials. This combines the benefits of online instruction, such as flexible scheduling and frequent feedback, while maintaining the benefits of face-to-face interactions with instructors and other students. For more information on mixed-mode courses, we recommend students read the following website: http://www4.uwm.edu/ltc/hybrid/about_hybrid/. Students are expected to attend all classes.

Online courses are those in which all of the instruction, communication, and assessment are done online. Online instruction has many benefits, such as flexible scheduling and frequent feedback. Students who are self-motivated and self-disciplined tend to do best in the online learning environment. Students can take the course “from a distance” without having to come to campus.

Regardless of the format, all our courses require independent learning done outside of the classroom, such as reading assigned material and completing assignments. In addition, all students are expected to be able to access online content, such as information posted on our online learning management system Desire2Learn, and respond to emails sent to their myLangara accounts.

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