Western University PsychologyFaculty of Social Science

Honors Thesis - Course Information Psychology 4850, 4851, 4852

COURSE COORDINATOR:
Dr. Nick Kuiper
Dept. of Psychology
WH 309E, UWO
kuiper@uwo.ca , 519-661-2111 ext. 84652

Course Outline (A course outline for 2016-17 is now being finalized and will be accessible on the OWL course site in Sept. 2016)

Information about the Course

All honors psychology students registered in the 4th year of the Honors Specialization programs in Psychology and Developmental Cognitive NeuroScience are required to take Psychology 4850E - Honors Thesis or Psychology 4851E – Honors Thesis (Science) or Psychology 4852E-DCN.

Psychology 4851E is reserved for students in the Honors BSc Psychology program who wish to count their thesis toward the 6.0 credits of "Science-approved" Psychology courses that the student must take as part of this module. Students enrolled in Psych 4851E must be conducting psychology research in cognition, sensation and perception, behavioral or cognitive neuroscience, or developmental cognitive neuroscience, and be supervised by psychology faculty members conducting research that would fall under the NSERC mandate.

Psychology 4852E is reserved for students in the 4th year of the DCN program. If you are a 3rd year DCN student you need to contact the head of the DCN program during your 3rd year to discuss plans for your honors thesis project and supervision.

All other students must register for Psychology 4850E (including HBSc students supervised by psychology faculty members who are conducting research that does not fall under the NSERC mandate, e.g., SSHRC research areas).

Course Prerequisites: Psychology 3800 is a prerequisite for Psychology 4850E and 4851E. In addition, Psychology 4850E students must have taken one of 3184F/G, 3185F/G, 3285F/G, 3480F/G, 3485F/G, 3580F/G, 3780F/G or 3840F/G, and Psychology 4851E students must have taken one of 3184F/G, 3185F/G, 3285F/G, or 3485F/G. Psychology 4852E students must be enrolled in the 4th year of the DCN program.