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PSYC305 - History and Systems of Psychology

Course Details

Course Code: PSYC305 Course ID: 3578 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course examines the major antecedents of modern psychological theories and methodology. Course content focuses on the history of psychology as a field of scientific inquiry, including an overview of development of schools of thought, prominent figures, and key theories. (Prerequisite: PSYC101)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/27/20 - 07/03/20 07/06/20 - 08/30/20 Summer 2020 Session B 8 Week session
02/24/20 - 07/31/20 08/03/20 - 09/27/20 Summer 2020 Session I 8 Week session
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

1.) Examine the importance of studying the history of psychology.

2.) Investigate the foundations of psychology.

3.) Differentiate the founders of psychology and their contributions to the discipline.

4.) Examine the role of applied psychology in the 20th century.

5.) Explore the “society of psychology.”

Forums

Weekly dialogue with classmates based on engagement with assigned course readings and/or related multi-media will take place in the online classroom on designated forums. While designed to promote lively discourse within a community of fellow learners, the dialogues are academic in nature and require a scholarly orientation.

ASSIGNMENTS

There are 3 assignments in this course, due in Weeks 3,4, and 7.

Today in the History of Psychology (Week 3)

In this assignment, you will be examining the relationship between important historical dates and the current practice of psychology. You will select three dates (the month and day only) of importance to you from the Today in the History of Psychology Calendar. Using the worksheet for the assignment, provide a summary of the event (minimum word count 150 words). Then identify and explain three examples of how each event influenced the current practice of psychology (each example minimum word count 150 words).

Knowledge Review Worksheet (Weeks 4 and 7)

In these assignments, you will be discussing important historical concepts from the course. Using the provided worksheet, you will respond to each question with a minimum of 250 to a maximum of 300 words. The textbook is a required resource. You may include additional resources if you choose.

NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Week 1 Forum 5.00 %
Week 2 Forum 5.00 %
Week 3 Forum 5.00 %
Week 4 Forum 5.00 %
Week 5 Forum 5.00 %
Week 6 Forum 5.00 %
Week 7 Forum 5.00 %
Week 8 Forum 5.00 %
Assignments 60.00 %
Week 3 Assignment: Today in the History of Psychology 18.46 %
Week 4 Assignment: Knowledge Review #1 18.46 %
Week 7 Assignment: Knowledge Review #2 23.08 %
Book Title: Psychology: Pythagoras to Present -E-book available in the APUS Online Library; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
Author: Malone, John C.
Publication Info: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262516570
Book Title: To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
Publication Info:
ISBN: N/A
Book Title: The History of Psychology - available online, link provided in the course eReserve
Author:
Publication Info: Shippensburg University
ISBN: NTMO

Book Title:Psychology: Pythagoras to Present -E-book available in the APUS Online Library; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN:9780262516570
Publication Info:MIT Press
Author:Malone, John C.
Unit Cost:$33.43
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:The History of Psychology - available online, link provided in the course eReserve
ISBN:NTMO
Publication Info:Shippensburg University

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.