In this course students will create a working vocabulary of the basic concepts of psychopathology, critically analyze theories and therapies, develop empathy toward the mentally ill and their families, and uncover strategies for living emotionally healthy lives. They will communicate their understanding in a variety of ways and develop strategies for self-assessment of progress toward course outcomes. Group 1 course.
Required Prerequisites PSY 101
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies
Placement into ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct
Other college designations supported by this course
Infused: Writing Intensive
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Develop a working vocabulary of the symptoms, causes, and treatments of the variety of psychopathologies.
- Analyze psychopathologies using major theoretical perspectives and make connections to evidence-based treatments.
- Communicate their understanding of psychopathology with awareness of audience and sense of purpose.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Discover what psychopathologies teach us about living emotionally healthy lives.
Learning How to Learn:
- Express empathy toward the mentally ill and their families.
- Understand the impact society and culture plays on mental illness.