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University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario

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Introductory Psychology

A general survey course designed to provide the student with an understanding of the basic concepts and techniques of modern psychology as a behavioural science.

Also offered by Distance Ed.

Added by Krafty on 2005-01-25 17:56:13

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User_1557 - 2019-10-05 10:32:56
C Fall 2016 Paul
Coming in to uni people said this course would be easy and it was not. It actually required a lot of work to be put in to get a good mark. There were lots of readings involved and yes the material was interesting but it took a lot of time. What helped the most when I took it was that nothing was cumulative and there were lots of different ways to boost your mark.
dsouthal - 2012-11-01 11:10:05
Not the hardest course but also certainly not the easiest bird course. As a science student who took it as a bird course I found it actually quite difficult. Thus far it is my lowest mark.
ishimernshin - 2012-10-10 11:58:53
If you're not in arts-this is a lot of reading. Be prepared!
lmpersonator - 2012-06-08 11:07:15
A lot of memorizing...Midterms/exam were MC. Opportunity for bonus marks. Had to participate in experiments by upper years (counted for part of your grade). If you suck at memorizing, don't take it.
ratingleprof - 2012-05-27 14:35:03
Have to do the reading, but it was a pretty easy course since the material was very general. I took it with Clark whose lectures were interesting and kept me awake (despite being a night class). Ended with a 90.
123 - 2011-06-03 00:56:26
Prof. Ennis' lectures were amazing. There is A LOT of material though and his M/C exams are kinda tough. Even though I didn't get as good as I hoped, I don't regret taking his class.
BirdingWork - 2011-02-11 17:04:59
Took it online and whoever the prof was in my recorded lectures was super interesting. Instead of 3 hour in class lectures I only had 1 hour of lecture to listen to when taking this online. With a small amount of studying you can pull off 70 easily.
tomato - 2011-02-01 17:03:51
All the questions were multiple choice, lots of reading but it's possible to get 90%+ if you study, without taking too much time. A good elective to balance out hard courses.
JDM - 2010-06-02 16:28:40
I did it online. The tests were worth 8% each (4 in total) 8% for "1 minute summaries" on readings, 20% essay assignment and a final. Tests were a little tricky because it was 20 minutes for 20 MC questions, so you had to know your stuff before the test (not a lot of time to check notes) Other than that, as long as you read the textbook and listen to lectures, you can do great (I got a 90) Exam was a little tricky, you had to have listen to lectures and identify a disease based on symptoms. GREAT ELECTIVE!!!
schooled - 2010-05-19 21:29:24
This is a guarantee >80%. You have to make sure you read the notes AND assigned pages in book to get the best mark. I took it with Amanda Clark and she was THE best prof to take it with. She knows how to keep the class interesting and gives new meaning to learning. Exam and midterms were multiple choice and there was an assignment on a given topic (required a little bit research). This course has made going to university worth it lol. Just make sure you start memorizing early for the exam because the section on disorders is hard.
DrBirdMan00 - 2009-10-05 09:46:53
Attend class, take notes... Do a bit of reading BAM >80%
cdub - 2008-12-06 03:00:42
like any psych course, read the material, study and you are guaranteed a good mark
arjun - 2008-11-28 10:12:39
Go to class and you should be fine. A lot of questions based on lectures. A LOT OF MEMORIZING so be prepared to study early, and go in to the exams with some sleep, you'll need it, one position paper, all the rest were multiple choice exams, questions were tough at times, you really need to know your material for this course!!
cyber0066 - 2006-04-29 01:17:32
For Ennis: Easy to pass. But not as easy as you think to get high marks as in over 80. Exam was all multiple choice and some were pretty tricky. But the course has very little workload.
brucipi - 2005-12-25 23:53:21
depends on the prof, i found my prof's MC was difficult
abcs - 2004-09-20 17:13:53
pure memorization course.. classes are actually interesting.. and if u go to st. jerome's.. its only 4 tests consisting of approx 50 MCs each.. no other assignments.. no midterm, no final.. the best course i've had at UW!
veronica - 2004-09-19 13:29:02
I think the MC questions are pretty tricky...especially the ones that ask you identify a disease by giving you the symptoms
pammy - 2004-08-27 13:36:01
depending on th prof, not all exams are multiple choice.

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