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PSY239 Intro to Abnormal Psychology

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Surveys the history, theories, etiology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the spectrum of psychological disorders. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores, and PSY 201 or 201A or 202 or 202A. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

Credits:
4.00

Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 41405

From the Instructor:
This course will be using Desire2Learn, our Learning Management Software at PCC that is used to deliver online courses. To login to your course, please go to: https://my.pcc.edu and click on the Desire2Learn login link on the left of your MyPCC homepage. Your Desire-to-Learn access to this class will open about 8 a.m. on the first day of the term. Please be sure to log on that day or the next day to read Unit #1 and to complete Unit #2 which contains the Course Orientation, Course Syllabus, Course Calendar, and tips for using the online resource called MyPsychLab which accompanies the text. Unit #2 also contains your first assignment, which is to introduce yourself to your classmates and that is due by Sunday night of the first week. You must log in and spend some time in the course before the first Friday of the term or you will be dropped from the course. Please note that this is an eleven week long, time-intensive, distance learning course. This course is completely online. No classes will be held on campus.
Course Specific Requirements:
It is critically important to purchase the Third Edition of this text. Older editions will not work due to significant chapter revisions, new content, and the rearrangement of material in the new edition. Textbook: The text is called Abnormal Psychology by Beidel, Bulik, and Stanley, 3rd edition, 2014. Students have three choices in a textbook for this term. They are the following: 1. By going directly to www.pearsonmylab.com, you can purchase access to MyPsychLab and it will include an E-Text. 2. You can purchase a three-hole drilled text with access to MyPsychLab from the Sylvania PCC Bookstore which cannot be resold to the College Bookstore. The ISBN is 9780205972760. 3. You can purchase a bound book with access to MyPsychLab from the Sylvania PCC Bookstore which can be resold to the College Bookstore. The ISBN is 9780205968244. You will not be able to find this text on reserve in the library. This version of the textbook comes with a software code that will give you access to the publisher's online site called MyPsychLab. After you register for the Lab, you will need a course-specific ID number in order to enter the Lab. You will get the course-specific ID number from your instructor on the first day of class. I encourage you to use this site, and we will have some assignments using this site. The Lab contains a study guide and a number of interactive elements such as audio, video, simulations, animations, and more. Textbooks purchased at the PCC Bookstore are packaged with a registration code to MyPsychLab. The Sylvania PCC College Bookstore offers competitive pricing on this textbook package. It is unlikely that you will be able to purchase this text at other PCC campus bookstores. Please note that only the Sylvania Bookstore stocks the books for most Web courses. If you purchase your textbook elsewhere, such as through an online vendor, please be sure that you purchase a copy that comes with MyPsychLab. If you do not and you want to use the Lab, you will have to purchase it separately, which generally is more expensive. Also, remember that online ordering can be very slow and unreliable. No accommodations will be made for students who are not ready to begin the term with their textbooks at the start of the term. If you do choose to purchase the text without the access code, your final grade will probably be directly affected. Use of the Lab is highly recommended, especially because it provides practice quizzes which allow students to test their level of comprehension and to engage in some self-assessment related to their understanding of the course material. In addition, extra credit opportunities may be provided through MyPsychLab and without access to the Lab, these extra credit assignments cannot be completed. Be sure to use the ISBN number above in order to get the correct version of the Lab when you purchase your text.
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Registration:
To register, you need the CRNs (ex. 22398) of your selected classes.
Fees:
Please note that for many courses, additional fees may apply.
Textbooks:
To find textbooks, you need the CRN, Campus, Term & Course Number (ex. BA101).
  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
 
WEB » 41405 - 22-Sep-2014 thru 13-Dec-2014
Instructor: Kitty M Stromholt
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Sylvania
 

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