Course Abstract Details

PSYC-201, Abnormal Psychology

Credits: 3

Course Description

PSYC-201, Abnormal Psychology, is a study of the nature, etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and possible prevention of mental disorders. The current systems of classifications and nomenclature of mental disorders are discussed. Prerequisite: PSYC-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: 

1. Describe abnormality/psychopathology. (PG 1,2) (GE 1,6) 

2. Organize and synthesize information for diagnosis of psychological disorders as described and categorized in the DSM-IV.(PG 1,2) (GE 1,2,6) 

3. Apply the following psychological perspectives/approaches to both the etiology and treatment of psychopathology including: (PG 1,2,3,4) (GE 1,2,6)  Biomedical Approach  Psychoanalytic Approach  Learning/Behavioral Approach  Cognitive Approach  Humanistic Approach  Sociocultural Approach  Eclectic Approach 

4. Report on some of the statistics about mental health in the United States.(PG 1,4) (GE 1,3)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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