This course will provide students with an overall view of the emergence of psychology as a field and its historical roots. We will also look at its evolution within a broader sociocultural context and philosophical currents running throughout this evolution. We will pay attention to the interaction of theory development and the social milieu, the cultural biases within theory, and the effect of personal history on theoretical claims. This course is a core course in psychology, required for pursuit of graduate studies in psychology.
To successfully participate in this course students will need access to a computer and reliable internet access. Students should expect to spend 2 hours per week in synchronous meetings using zoom and canvas. Students will have access to alternatives to synchronous (in person or remote) participation if conditions require.