Psychology (PSYC) 375
History of Psychology (Revision 4)
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Area of Study: Social Science
Prerequisite: A 200-level psychology course. It is recommended that this course be taken by students who have successfully completed several psychology courses and are in their third or fourth year of undergraduate studies.
PSYC 375 has a Challenge for Credit option.
This course examines the history of psychology from the time of the early Greeks until the present.
- Unit 1: Origins of Philosophy, Religion, & Science
- Unit 2: Grand Philosophical Positions
- Unit 3: Beginnings of Psychology
- Unit 4: Structuralism, Functionalism and Behaviorism
- Unit 5: Gestalt Psychology, Mental Illness, & Psychoanalysis
- Unit 6: Contemporary Psychology
To receive credit for PSYC 375, you must achieve a composite course grade of at least D (50 percent) and a grade of at least 50 percent on the final examination. You must complete six unit quizzes, a midterm exam after the third unit quiz and a final exam. The final grade Psychology 375: History of Psychology will be determined by your performance on the quizzes and exams according to the table below.
|Unit Quizzes (6 @ 6%)||36%|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Tracy B. Henley (2017) Hergenhahn’s An introduction to the history of psychology (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage.
A print version of the eText may be available for purchase from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
All other materials are available online.
Challenge for Credit Overview
The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university-level course.
Full information about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
To receive credit for the PSYC 375 challenge registration, you must write the combination of the midterm exam and final exam worth 100% of your final grade and you must achieve a grade of at least D (50 per cent or more on the examination).
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 4, January 9, 2019.
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