PSYC-230 : Abnormal Psychology

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: PSYC-230 Abnormal Psychology

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): PSYC-101

Course Description in college catalog:

Examines abnormal behavior with an emphasis on the classification of, causes of, and treatments for mental disorders. Focuses on major mental disorders including: anxiety, somatoform, and dissociative disorders, mood disorders, schizo- phrenias, personality disorders, substance-related disorders, sexual disorders, and cognitive disorders. 

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

A.S. Psychology

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  2. Use historical or social sciences perspectives to examine formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

1. Students will read psychological text effectively.

2. Students will critically evaluate theories and concepts in abnormal psychology

3. Students will analyze research in abnormal psychology.

4. Students will draw conclusions from scientific observations and research in abnormal psychology.

5. Students will apply abnormal psychology to real-life events.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

A variety of assessment methods are employed in individual sections, including but not limited to the following: objective tests, essay examinations, essay assignments, term papers, oral presentations, and group projects.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member’s discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender’s grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University’s policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.