COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER:
SEMESTER/TERM COURSE BEING
NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER:
Tamara D. Miller
TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER:
Adjunct Professor Social Sciences
FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION:
FACULTY OFFICE HOURS:
5:00 – 5:30 Tuesday, or by appointment
FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE
913-288-7136, 913-573-7475, 913-573-3191
FACULTY PARK EMAIL ADDRESS:
OTHER FACULTY EMAIL
FACULTY WEB PAGE ADDRESS:
DATES OF THE SEMESTER/TERM:
August 24 – October 12, 2004
CLASS SESSIONS DAYS:
CLASS SESSION TIME:
5:30 – 9:50
PREREQUISITE(S): PS 101
The mission of Park
University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to
academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically,
communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global
Park University will be a renowned
international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for
learners within the global society.
An introduction and investigation of the causes, development,
symptomatology and treatment of abnormal behavior. Primary focus is an
eclectic view of persons and their adaptation of their environment.
I will address a
variety of learning styles through the use of visual media, discussions and
group activities, writing, presentations, and hands on application of
concepts. The facilitator encourages critical thinking, reading and writing
skills. I believe that learning is fundamentally about exploring the
boundaries of your own values, beliefs and ideas.
1. Participants will
obtain a general understanding of the ways we define abnormal.
2. Participants will
become acquainted with diagnostic symptoms associated with specific mental
3. Participants will
acquire a general knowledge of the development and treatment of abnormal
4. Participants will gain
an understanding of the diagnostic classifications system.
5. Participants will
deepen their understanding of psychological principles and integrate abnormal
psychology into existing knowledge base of human behavior..
Davison, Neale and Kring Abnormal Psychology,
9th ed. 2004, Wiley
“Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence,
Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers
or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be
given failing grades or expelled from Park.”
Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another
person and presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through
carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper
documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”
Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences. The
instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be
made up within the term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences
must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may
carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused
absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively
withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”. An Incomplete will not be issued to a
student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration
(VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term
of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency
and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports of F grade
(attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students
receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be
reported to the appropriate agency. ANY TWO ABSENCES IN THE TERM WILL RESULT
IN AN ADMINISTRATIVE WITHDRAWAL OR FAILING GRADE.
LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE
I do not accept late
materials. Any assignment not submitted at 5:30 on the date due will receive a
Course will be assessed on
three one hundred point exams and three case studies worth 50 points each.
CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT:
cell phones and pagers off or to silent/vibrate mode. If you feel compelled to
take a call or answer a page, please step outside to do so, preferably at a
break time. Such disruptions to the classroom environment are detrimental.
There will be
group discussions that I will lead. Because in the social sciences there are
sensitive topics there are a few ground rules.
everything that is said in our classroom stays in the room. This type of course
lends itself to personal disclosure and that should be safe for everyone.
the building is on fire, DO NOT raise your voice in the classroom. I consider it
disrespectful, not only to me, but also to the other students.
one at a time. I will give you ample opportunity to speak and be heard, but
respect those around you and hear them as well.
is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for
special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to
students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is
Park University’s policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including
Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities and, to the
extent of the any inconsistency between those guidelines and federal/and or
state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information
concerning Park University’s policies and procedures related to disability can
be found on the Park University web page : www.park.edu/disability.
Housekeeping, introductions, course overview, historic contributions,
complete student information sheets in class
classification system, clinical assessment measures, Childhood Disorders
Disorders, Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders, Psychophysiological
study one due
Disorders, Substance Abuse Disorders
Disorders, Schizophrenia, Learning Disorders
study two due
Developmental Disorders, Aging and Psychological Disorders
Psychological treatments and ethical issues
study three due
450 – 405 A
404 – 360 B
359 – 315 C
314 – 270 D
269 – below F