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PSY 202 Psychology of Abnormality
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: Theories of normality and abnormality, models of psychopathology, classification and treatment of mental disorder, and principles of various forms of psychotherapy.

Prerequisites: PSY101

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Discuss the scientific basis for classifying and treating mental illness.

2. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the development of the psychology of abnormality historically, empirically, and ethically.

3. (Analysis Level) Analyze, summarize, and apply the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM 5) system of classification of mental illness.

4. (Synthesis Level) Create a capstone project using the knowledge obtained in class wherein the student creates a fictional mental disorder including symptoms, diagnoses and treatment.

5. (Evaluation Level) Identify and critique the resources available for improving mental health today.

6. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the issues currently underlying classification and treatment of mental illness.

7. (Evaluation Level) Using a variety of case studies, accurately evaluate ethical and logistical challenges in diagnosing and treating those with mental disorders.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None