Metropolitan State University

PSYC 400 : Advanced Abnormal Psychology

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: PSYC 300 Abnormal Psychology or equivalent with instructor's consent, and good writing ability.  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course examines selected areas of psychopathology in greater depth. Topics stimulating controversy or special interests in the professional literature are discussed. Attention is given to differential diagnosis.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/01/1998 - 09/05/1999 09/06/1999 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Student will be able to develop and create new and alternative approaches to understanding abnormal psychology.
  2. Students will also understand the strengths and limitations of the diagnostic system and will be required to develop alternative approaches to assessment and treatment.
  3. Students will analyze how treatments and assessments are evaluated via scientific research.
  4. Students will display an advanced understanding of theories and applications of the theories of psychopathology, including how it is assessed and treated.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information