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PS 401 Abnormal Psychology
Bergo, Kenneth M.


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

S2R 2006 SC

Faculty

Bergo, Kenneth M.

Title

Instructor/ Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MA, Counseling Psychology
LPC, Missouri

Office Location

Scott AFB

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

618-593-2589

Other Phone

61-277-2589 (Home)

E-Mail

P226121@pirate.park.edu

k_bergo@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

March 13 through May 7, 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

7:45 - 10:15 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Abnormal Psychology; Seligman,Walker, and Rkoenhan, 4th ed, 2001, WW Norton and Co, Inc, New York ISBN 039394459 with CD ROM.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Suggested: study Guide by Kieran Sullivan (Santa Clara University)


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 facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzed, dialogues, examinations, internet, viedos, web sites, and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.  

Learning Outcomes:
  Core 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. Display the responsible use of the DSM-IV, (and not to present themselves as professional users of it).
  4. Identify the historical and cultural context of psychopathology.
  5. Critically examine the contextual influences on the theories and treatments of psychopathology.


Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:
The student will be evaluated by the use of chapter quizes, two examinations, three writting assignments(will be explained during the first class period), and class participation.  

Grading:
Mid-term examination           100 points
Final examination               100 points
Term paper                      100 points
Chapter quizes 10 points each   160 points
Two short papers 10 points each  20 points
Class participation              20 points
Total                           500 points possible

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of course materials will receive a deduction of one letter grade.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
An atmosphere of academic freedom will be maintained to all individuals to attack statements raised by instructor or other students but not to attack the person raising these issues.  Confidentiality of the student will be respected and maintained.  Personal information raised in the classroom will remain in the classroom and not discussed elsewhere with anyone including the instructor and other students.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
March 14  Introduction, Chapters 1 & 2
     16  Chapter 3, First paper due
     21  Chapter 4
     23  Chapter 5
     28  Chapter 6
     30  Chapter 7 and Review
April  4  Mid-Term Examination
      6  Chapter 8
     11  Chapter 9
     13  Chapter 10
     18  Chapter 11
     20  Chapter 12
     25  Chapter 13 & Term Paper due
     27  Chapter 14
May   2  Chapter 15 & 16 and Review
      4  Final Exam and Third Paper due

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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