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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Psychology - PSYCH 239

Abnormal Psychology

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course examines various psychological disorders from a contemporary perspective, specifically exploring anxiety disorders (phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder), categories of personality disorders (bi-polar and depressive disorders), schizophrenia and several others. The underlying pathology and treatments of each disorder will be covered. Legal, ethical and other current health psychology will also be explored.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Compare the current dominant theories in abnormal psychology.
  • Summarize research methods in the study of abnormal psychology.
  • Explain assessments for the diagnosis of mental disorders.
  • Explain the anxiety disorders.
  • Compare bi-polar and depressive disorders.
  • Explain neurodevelopmental, disruptive, conduct and elimination disorders.
  • Evaluate the somatoform symptom and related disorders, dissociative and factitious disorders.
  • Explain the feeding and eating disorders.
  • Explain substance-related and addictive disorders.
  • Examine the aging and neurocognitive disorders.
  • Explain gender dysphoria, sexual dysfunctions and paraphilic disorders.
  • Explain schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders.
  • Distinguish between the different categories of personality disorders.
  • Identify current issues in health psychology.
  • Examine the legal and ethical issues in abnormal psychology.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 239142709Abnormal PsychologyONL3Jackson L3/31/0Open$12.00 

Fall; 2020; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 239142126Abnormal PsychologyRMT3Jones S19/24/0Open$12.00T  12:00 PM-02:52 PM WEBWEB
 239142162Abnormal PsychologyRMT3Schulz-Perez K9/24/0Open$12.00M  06:00 PM-08:54 PM WEBWEB
 239142707Abnormal PsychologyONL3Jackson L2/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2021; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/02/2021

 239112465Abnormal PsychologyONL3Morgan T31/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2021; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 239112125Abnormal PsychologyRMT3Schulz-Perez K31/31/0Open$12.00T R  08:00 AM-09:24 AM WEBWEB
 239112153Abnormal PsychologyRMT3Schulz-Perez K31/31/0Open$12.00W  06:00 PM-08:54 PM WEBWEB
 239112439Abnormal PsychologyONL3Pilgrim C31/31/0Open$12.00 

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday