Brock offers both full (1.0) and partial (0.5) credit courses. Most full credit courses in the fall/winter session run from September to April (both terms, or D1). Most partial credit courses run from September to December (Term 1, or D2) or January to April (Term 2, or D3). Occasionally you will see a full credit course (1.0) condensed into one term, or a half credit course (0.5) spread out over a two terms.
Full credits are indicated with the letter 'F' in the course code. Partial credits are usually indicated with a 'P' in the course code, but in Psychology partial credits can also be indicated with the letters 'Q' or 'V'.
See the table below (but note that partial credits can be 'Q' or 'V' courses as well as 'P'):
Credits are additive and, as such, two ‘P/Q/V’ courses (that is, two half credit courses) equal an ‘F’ (a full credit course). For example, 3rd year psychology students completing a 3 year Pass Degree must take 3 third-year Psychology credits but because we have full and partial credit courses at the third year, they may take any combination of Year Three courses that adds up to 3 (e.g., 1x Full + 4x partial OR 2x Full + 2x Partial etc.).
TIP: Credits vs. Courses Students occasionally get the words credit and course confused when reading about program requirements in the Undergraduate Calendar. The word ‘credit’ in this context refers to a full credit (the equivalent of an F course, or two P/Q/V courses). The word ‘course’ can refer to either a full or a partial credit course.