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PSY/310

History & Systems in Psychology

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History & Systems in Psychology

Course level: Undergraduate

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the various methods of inquiry, terminologies, and theoretical systems that comprise the history of psychology. A broader view is used to introduce the modern era of psychology and its use. These include structuralism, functionalism, Gestalt, behaviorism, psychoanalysis, and phenomenological/existential approaches.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Define project, project lifecycle, and software development lifecycle.
  • Explain the roles on a project team.
  • Describe the critical differences between managing IT and non-IT projects and how these differences affect project management.
  • Compare the Agile and waterfall project management approaches.

Week 2

  • Explain the benefits and drawbacks of off-the-shelf vs. a custom approach to software development.
  • Isolate the challenges associated with managing the beginning of a project.
  • Relate the role of project definition and scope to documentation in the context of the project lifecycle.
  • Create either a business requirements document and work breakdown schedule (waterfall project), or a product requirements document and user stories/scenarios and acceptance criteria (Agile project).

Week 3

  • Compare the benefits and drawbacks of top-down and bottom-up budgeting.
  • Illustrate the five most common project hazards, and consider approaches for mitigating each.
  • Identify project documents that support the goals of project-related communication.

Week 4

  • Analyze how scope creep can negatively affect project success, and how it can be identified and managed.
  • Construct at least two approaches to testing and bug reporting.
  • Explain how to identify and mitigate problems that commonly appear in the middle or near the end of a project.

Week 5

  • Outline a plan for user acceptance testing.
  • Create a strategy for accepting, differentiating between, and handling bug and feature requests.
  • Categorize each of the components of performance testing in terms of their contribution to overall project success.

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

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During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

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