History and Systems of Psychology
Consider the historical background and development of problem areas in psychology, and a survey of contemporary psychological theories in this online course.
- Psyc 303
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $342.16 per credit (no fees)
Why take the History and Systems of Psychology course?
The purpose of this online college course is to provide an overview of the history and systems of psychology. This course explores the roots of modern psychological thought and methodology. We will trace these roots from their origins in philosophy and the natural sciences through the early schools of psychology and into its current form. This course also examines the lives and works of the men and women whose work created psychology's foundation.
What will I learn in this online psychology course?
By the end of this online course, it is expected that you will be able to:
- Name and describe the major systems of psychology.
- Identify significant figures within each system and describe their contributions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical ideas from which the discipline of psychology arose.
- Describe the current state of psychology and explain why some systems have survived and some have vanished.
- Describe the historical events and scientific discoveries that have influenced psychology and explain how future discoveries might continue to do so.
- Demonstrate an ability to conduct research on an historical figure and synthesize your findings in a written review.
How do I take this psychology course online?
Course information will be conveyed through textbook chapters, video lectures, notes, quizzes, exams, research and writing.
The textbook for this online course is Schultz, D. P., & Schultz, S. E. (2016). A History of Modern Psychology, 11th edition, ISBN: 9781133316244.
You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete nine lessons and four proctored exams
Each assignment contains a combination of multiple-choice questions and a journal entry. The journal entries or “logs” will represent how a social psychological concept reflects a real-world experience.
How will the History and Systems of Psychology course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have up to 9 months to complete your course, or you may be able to complete in as little as 3 months. The credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register. Keep in mind, UND can only verify your enrollment for the semester in which the course is registered and recorded on your transcript.
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