PSYCH 270 - Introduction to Psychopathology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
>100
Enforced Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Abnormal psychology entails the scientific study of aberrant behaviors, broadly defined. However, there is no universal consensus on the definition, classification, and treatment of psychological disorders. As we shall quickly see, what is deemed abnormal and how it develops or is treated will partly depend on the particular perspective taken. Hence, a key goal of this course is to guide students toward a broad and critical understanding of 'abnormal behavior' from a number of different perspectives. We will accomplish this by exploring, evaluating, and discussing various strengths and weaknesses of different perspectives for understanding psychology based on the theoretical and empirical literature. Films may be used to illustrate some of the important concepts mentioned in the lectures and in the readings. Your final grade will be based on the total number of points you obtain from regular quizzes and exams. In addition, a paper may be required. Note, it is the student's responsibility to be in attendance for all lecture classes. Quizzes, which are given at the start of class, cannot be made up for any reason, and will be given starting the second lecture class. (Therefore, students who are interested in taking this course should make sure to attend the first lecture class.) Students who are late or who do not attend lectures risk missing quizzes and exams that cannot be made up. Missing lectures, quizzes, exams, and failing to complete a paper, will have a direct impact on your final grade.

PSYCH 270 - Introduction to Psychopathology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
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22253
Open
10
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Lecture only.
020 (LEC)
 
22254
Open
4
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in Lec 020 when they elect a Dis 021-028.
021 (DIS)
P
25207
Closed
0
 
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W 1:00PM - 3:00PM
022 (DIS)
P
25208
Closed
0
 
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W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
023 (DIS)
P
25209
Open
1
 
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Th 1:00PM - 3:00PM
024 (DIS)
P
25210
Open
2
 
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Th 3:00PM - 5:00PM
025 (DIS)
P
25211
Open
1
 
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Th 5:00PM - 7:00PM
026 (DIS)
P
25212
Open
1
 
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F 9:00AM - 11:00AM
027 (DIS)
P
25213
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 1:00PM
028 (DIS)
P
25214
Open
3
 
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F 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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