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PS 401 Abnormal Psychology
Enloe, Joseph Mark


Mission Statement: 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 community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

PS 401 Abnormal Psychology

Semester

S2AA 2006 LC

Faculty

Enloe, Joseph Mark

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BSOE in Occupational Education
M.S. in School Psychology
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Office Location

Classroom

Office Hours

15 minutes prior to class.

Daytime Phone

210-289-7343

E-Mail

Joseph.Enloe@park.edu

Semester Dates

13 Mar thru 7 May 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

4:45 - 7:25 PM

Prerequisites

PS 101

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Abnormal Psychology, 5th ed., Comer

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
The Internet


Course Description:
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.  Pre-requisite:  PS101.   3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, special projects, case studies and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in critical thinking situations to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate appropriate use of abnormal human behavior concepts, guided by the criteria of distress, deviance, dysfunction, danger.
  2. Differentiate and evaluate theories and treatments of psychopathology.
  3. Critically examine the contextual influences on the theories and treatments of psychopathology.
  4. Enhance the students
Class Assessment:
1.  Midterm Exam: April 6th (4th week) – Chapters 1-9 and Class Lectures.
   Final Exam:  May4 th (8th week) – Chapters 10 -18 and class lectures.
Both exams may be all of one of the following or a combination of each: multiple choice, matching, and essay questions. Each test will count as 30% of your grade [60% total (30 points for each test)].

2. Case Studies:  There are also Case studies that will be done during class. Students must complete and turn in these case studies at the end of class to receive credit. Case Studies will count as 10% of your grade. There are no make-ups on the case studies; they are an in class project that we do as a group

3. Literature Review: You will be required to choose one area of particular interest to you (covered in the course) and conduct a literature review investigating that particular issue/subject in detail. You will write a 3-4 page literature review along with your reference pages. Your topic of choice will be taken at the second class meeting and you will discuss your findings the day that issue/subject is discussed in class. This project is worth 20% of your grade (20 points). An example will be provided in class and you may turn a rough draft in early for review by the instructor. The final paper is due on May 2nd. Literature reviews will be done in APA format.  

Grading:
Possible maximum score/points:
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements.
100-92 A (4.0 honor points) Lit Review (20 points) 20%
91-82 B (3.0 honorpoints)    Midterm Examination 30%
81-72 C (2.0 honor points)   Final Examination 30%
71-62 D (1.0 honor point) Case Studies            10%Below 62 F (no honor points)

There is no rounding up of your grade; you get what you earn!

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Make-up and/or late submission of exams and assignments must be coordinated with the instructor. Make-ups for full credit are given for excused absences only. Make-ups for unexcused absences will result in the loss of one letter grade from your score. All make-ups must be done the following date after your absence.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Regular attendance with on time arrival. Courtesy to listen to and respect others points of view. Demonstrate a desire to take an active part in the learning process by coming to class prepared to discuss material, ask questions, and share insights with the class. Students are expected to complete all assignments by the due dates and appear for scheduled examinations. It is the student's responsibility to inquire when something is unclear in the texts or lectures. Do Not expect the instructor to present all the assigned reading in class.  Reading is the student's responsibility: The instructor's responsibility is to clarify, emphasize, give examples, put the topics into context, lead class discussions, and bring in additional related material to support and supplement the assigned reading. Tests may include questions over material from the assigned reading that was not covered in class. A student who does not read and study the assigned readings will not be able to get a good grade in this class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Date           Topics/Chapter         Assignments

March 14 Introduction

March 16 Chapter 1 & Chapter 2

March 21        Chapter 3

March 23 Chapter 4

March 28        Chapter 5 & Chapter 6

March 30 Chapter 7  

April 4   Chapter 8 & Chapter 9 s); Case Studies

April 6 TEST ONE (Mid-Term) over chapters 1-9

April 11 Chapter 10 & Review of Mid-Term

April 13        Chapter 11; Case Studies

April 18 Chapter 12 & Chapter 13; Case Studies

April 20 Chapter 14 & Chapter 15; Case Studies

April 25 Chapter 16; Case Studies

April 27 Chapter 17; Case Studies

May 2     Chapter 18; Literature Review    Due

May 4   FINAL EXAM over Chapters 10-18

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:
Park University 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 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these 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: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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