Introduction to Psychology

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Psychology

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 5
  • Overview

    The course aims to introduce the student to some of the areas of specialisation within psychology. These include biopsychology, health psychology, developmental psychology, psychopathology and psychotherapy, social psychology, learning, research methods and other topics within the discipline of psychology. This introduction to psychology is achieved through lectures, tutorials, assignments, readings, tests, and research practical exercises.

    DP requirements:Satisfactory completion of all assignments by due date, attend at least 80% of tutorials, complete all class tests. In addition, completion of 90 minutes in the Student Research Participation Programme (SRPP) or equivalent.

    Assessment: Coursework (term assignments and tests) counts 50%; one two-hour examination in June counts 50%. Students are expected to complete the June examination as well as all coursework before being awarded a pass in this class.

    NOTE: Credit will not be given for both PSY1004F and PSY1006F.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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