PSY 215 - Abnormal Psychology

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: PSY 112)

This course provides students with a basic understanding of abnormal human behavior by examining an overview of psychiatric disorders. Students will examine the history, theories, models and classification of mental disorders and approaches to their treatment and become familiar with vocabulary and diagnostic categories currently in use including DSMIV-TR. Topics will cover the mental health profession and relevant legal, social and ethical issues. SS (F)