PSY 239: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

Credits 4
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Surveys the history, theories, etiology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the spectrum of psychological disorders.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Enhance personal and social interactions by using the knowledge of the history and major theories of abnormal behavior.
  • Better understand one’s own and others’ behavior by applying the knowledge of assessment, diagnosis, classification systems and DSM categories.
  • Become a more effective consumer of and advocate for mental health care services through an understanding of the various approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders.

Equivalent placement test scores also accepted. PSY 201A or PSY202A may be accepted.

Grading Options
Letter Grades
Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Social Sciences/ASOT-B, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS.