PSY 3604 Syllabus
Spring Term 2012
Class meeting times: Wednesdays, 6:20pm to 8:50pm
Murphy Hall, Room 130
Instructor: Ann Marie Schissel
Office Hour: Wednesdays 4:30pm – 5:30pm
S344 Elliott Hall, 75 E River Road
Teaching Assistant: Gilbert Jew
Office Hour: Tuesdays, 1:15pm – 2:15pm
N120 Elliott Hall
This course will provide an introduction and broad background to the classification of psychological disorders. Students will learn the classification system used in the DSM-IV-TR, as well as important diagnostic, etiological, and treatment related information. While etiology and treatment will be discussed in some detail, the bulk of the material will focus on the description and classification of psychological disorders. A prerequisite for this course is PSY1001.
There is one required textbook for this course.
Butcher, J.N., Mineka, S., Hooley, J.M. (2011). Abnormal Psychology: Core Concepts.
The Pearson Company also has a useful website including a multimedia library, practice exams, etc. If you are interested in accessing this website, but bought a used book, you can purchase access for the term for approximately $30. You do not need to have access to this website for the course, but if you are interested in these features, the website can be accessed through www.mypsychlab.com
The class website will be available through moodle, which can be accessed through
www.psych.umn.edu/courses/ or www.myu.umn.edu. Lectures and grades can be found here.
There will be three exams: two midterms and a final.
These exams will have a combination of multiple choice and short answer questions. There is a lot of material covered in this course, and if you do not attend lecture regularly and study thoroughly, you will not do well on these exams.
The two midterms will not be cumulative. 2/3 of the final will be...