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Psychology courses carry social science or science credit, as indicated. See individual course descriptions for courses that may not be audited.

PSYCH 303-CN : Psychopathology


This course provides an introduction to psychopathology with an emphasis on the continuum that exists between normal and abnormal behavior. By the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of different types of psychological disorders, as defined by the primary diagnostic system used by clinicians and researchers. We will also be examining the causes of these disorders, the existing treatments for them, the historical development of psychological disorders, and the role culture plays in our understanding of psychopathology. Drawing from real-world and media examples, students will learn how to both interrogate and greater understand the societal manifestation of psychopathology and how this reality shapes our understanding of the mental health of those around us. Students will be assessed through engagement, a midterm exam, a presentation, and a final paper; however, assessments may be adjusted based on student needs. Carries social science credit. Prerequisite: PSYCH 110 or equivalent.

Winter 2021
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
01/11/21 - 03/20/21Th
6:15 – 9:15 p.m. 66
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Turner, Ariana
Remote Campus
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