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)
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|08/31/20 - 01/29/21||02/01/21 - 03/28/21||Winter 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/28/20 - 02/26/21||03/01/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|10/26/20 - 04/02/21||04/05/21 - 05/30/21||Spring 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|12/28/20 - 06/04/21||06/07/21 - 08/01/21||Spring 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
- CO1: Examine the philosophical and scientific foundations of psychology
- CO2: Critically evaluate the assumptions, problems, and ideas of primary psychological schools of thought
- CO3: Assess the historical relevance of contemporary psychology practice and research
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.
There are 3 assignments in this course, due in Weeks 2,4, and 8.
Today in the History of Psychology (Week 2)
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 8)
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.
|Book Title:||Psychology: Pythagoras to Present -E-book available in the APUS Online Library|
|Publication Info:||MIT Press|
|Author:||Malone, John C.|
|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|
|Publication Info:||Shippensburg University|
Not current for future courses.