This course is part of the UBC Future Global Leaders Online program for high school students ages 15–18.
Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. It explores the intricacies of the human mind, and seeks to understand how people think, act and feel. Psychology has many sub-disciplines, including behavioural, clinical, cognitive, developmental, health, sports, organizational, social and personality psychology. Not only is it one of the fastest-growing professions, it’s also among the most popular undergraduate majors at UBC and other universities.
This course is an ideal choice if you’re thinking about majoring in psychology or planning to take a psychology course at university. It’s also an excellent choice for students interested in the social sciences, applied sciences or medicine.
During the course, from Monday to Friday, you’re online for two hours a day attending a live, virtual class. You can log on from wherever you are. Class times are in the Pacific Time Zone (Vancouver, BC, Canada) and vary by session.
In addition to the live virtual classes, you can expect to spend 4–5 hours per week reading, researching and participating in discussion boards.
All UBC Future Global Leaders students have access to the online Virtual Student Lounge where they can hang out and develop friendships with students from across Canada and around the world.
We use Canvas, an intuitive and easy-to-use web-based learning application. You will receive instructions to access this application two business days before your first class.
UBC Extended Learning suggests that you have the following technology and expertise in order to keep up with the program and complete assignments online:
- access to a computer using Windows or Mac OS
- a reliable internet connection. a computer operating system that meets the following minimum specifications:
- Windows XP SP2 Home/Pro
- Mac OS X 10.4
You can also use your IOS or Android mobile device by downloading the Canvas App in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
After you register, you are directed to create an account. If you are a parent, guardian or other adult registering, please create the account in the name of the high school student attending UBC Future Global Leaders, not in your name.