This course is designed to give students an understanding of the current broad psychopathology categories, and the theory and research behind such groupings. Students will explore current explanations and the limits to our current knowledge. For example, if we continue to move toward biological explanations for our understanding of psychopathology why do different cultures experience different psychopathologies? Students will also be introduced to ideas generally accepted in mental health fields about assessment, diagnoses, and treatment and will have a chance to view real clients and the various forms psychopathology may take. Class activities, extra readings, discussion and videos will add to text material.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: PSYC101 OR PSYC105
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
This course provides a survey of historical and contemporary understandings of psychopathology (including biological, psychodynamic, cognitive, humanistic-existential and sociocultural models). As students learn about models of classification of different psychiatric disorders they will also be encouraged to think critically about the concept of psychopathology, the prevalence of certain disorders and historical/cultural motivations for particular methods of diagnosing and treating psychopathology.
There will be an assigned text, 2-3 memoirs and supplemental readings. (Assignments may be subject to further revision).
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three exams and term paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is a column 2 Breadth Requirement course.
|Instructor(s): Russell,Rachel M. Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: JUDD116; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 10||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: -4||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 10||FR: 0|
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