Feb 24, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY 4000 - History and Systems of Psychology


3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

This advanced capstone course provides students with an opportunity to better understand contemporary psychology by exploring its historical roots.  Students will explore the influences of philosophy, the physical sciences, and sociopolitical pressures on the development of psychological concepts, theories, and controversies.  Students will engage in the critical analysis and evaluation of historical and contemporary readings. Critical writing and synthesis skills will be developed.  This course satisfies the program’s junior/senior writing requirement.

Prerequisite(s): Senior/junior standing, completion of PSY 2100 , and completion of at least one 3000-level psychological science course, or by permission of instructor.



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