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Course Number: Course Title: Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: CLP 2140
Course Title: Abnormal Psychology
Term/Dates: Summer 2016
Reference Number: 212728 Credit Hours: 3
Clock Hours: 48
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 2:30-4:15 PM
Room: SS 115
Course Description: This course explores the major categories of psychological disorders. Major emphases include
diagnostic criteria, current research, treatment methods, cultural factors, ethical issues and the impact of psychological
disorders on individuals, families and society.
Professor’s Information
Name: Dr. E. Andrew Blair
Office Location: SS 107
Telephone: (561) 868-3776
Email: [email protected]
Faculty Web Page:
Office Hours: By Appointment Only
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/faculty/index.asp?id=blaire
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
Title
Abnormal Psychology & Life
Students must buy this custom copy of
the text. It comes with a Mind Tap
access code that will be needed for
specific homework assignments
Template Date - July 2013
Edition Author
Custom Kearney/Trull
2nd
Edition
Palm
Beach
State
College
Publisher
Cengage
ISBN
9781305024885
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Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
Course Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:
Understand the foundations of abnormal psychology
Explain the theoretical perspectives of abnormal psychology
Understand diagnostic criteria for psychological disorders
Identify the categories of psychological disorders
Demonstrate knowledge of the modes of treating psychological disorders
Analyze the social and cultural context of psychological disorders
Full Course Outline - Click on the following link: Course Outlines and enter the course number (no space between the
prefix and the number).
Class Information
Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation:
If a student engages in any of the academic dishonesty listed below, they will be given a zero for that assignment, test
or exam.
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade:
6 Tests
Final Exam (The last 3 text chapters only)
Online Mind Tap Activities & Homework
(e.g., Case Studies, Abnormal Psychology--Fact or Fiction
Chapter Exams 1-4)
TOTAL POINTS:
300 points
60 points
315 points
675 points
Grading:
Letter Grade
A
B
C
D
F
P
N
S
U
Template Date – July 2013
Points
675-604 points
603-537 points
536-470 points
469-402 points
Below 401 points
Percentage (if applicable)
100%-90%
89%-80%
79%-70%
69%-60%
Below 60%
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Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
Class Policies
Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance.
Attendance will be taken verbally for the first 1 to 3 weeks until I get know everyone. Afterwards a sign-in sheet will be
used so that students can acknowledge their presence. Please arrive to class on time. If you do arrive late, please be as
quiet and courteous to your fellow students and find a place to sit in the classroom.
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy:
Please turn off cell phones prior to class beginning. If there is a life situation that requires a student to keep their cell
phone on please inform me prior to class. Also, please do not text message during class. Please do not listen to music or
wear headphones or ear buds while in the classroom. Laptops and tablets are permitted for note taking, but please do
not take advantage of this and use the computer for other purposes which could distract you from being attentive and
involved in the class.
Late Assignment Policy:
Late assignments will only be accepted if the student has a substantiated emergency and the instructor finds the
emergency to be valid. Otherwise the student will lose a decided upon number of points for each day an assignment is
late.
Make-up Exam Policy:
No Make-Up exams will be permitted unless the student has a substantiated emergency and the instructor finds the
emergency to be valid. Make-up exams will be taken during the day of the final exam at the end of the semester.
Withdrawal Policy:
The last day to withdraw from a College course with a "W" grade in this course is July 10th 2016. It is the responsibility of
the student to use the Panther Web system or visit a campus Registrar’s office to withdraw. An official withdrawal
entitles the student to a grade of "W" in the class.
Email Policy: Please activate your Palm Beach State College email account. It is your responsibility to make sure your
email is functioning. Please feel free to email me with any questions or issues that may arise. In accordance with
department policy, I will only respond to emails that come from your Palm Beach State email account.
Equipment and Supplies: This class requires access to a computer. Methods of note-taking and studying will vary from
student to student. Also green scantrons will be needed for the tests and exams. If you have any questions about this
please ask me.
Professor’s Hopes & Aspirations: Your success in this class is 100% up to you. My hope is that students enjoy and have
fun learning about abnormal psychology and will all perform up to the level they aspire to and to the level
commensurate to their input of work. Remember there will be some information not covered in class that students will
still be responsible to know from textbook readings for in-class tests.
Methods of Instruction: Lecture, class discussion, class participation and selected group activities.
Special Class Requirements: Please be aware that students are not permitted to audio tape lecture unless given special
permission by the instructor. Also students are not allowed to take photos of power points slides.
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College Policies and Web Information
Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false representation with
respect to the student's academic performance:
(1) Cheating on an exam, (2) Collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course,
(3) Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course, (4) Knowingly and intentionally
assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement whereby work, classroom
performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other that the student under whose name the
work is submitted or performed, (5) Plagiarism.
Please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for link to the student
handbook).
Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines
Students will demonstrate respect for professors and fellow students. Behavior that is disruptive to a positive learning environment
reported by the professor will result in a warning on the first instance; the second instance might result in expulsion from the course
or campus.
Computer Competency Component
Each student will, to the satisfaction of the professor, demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic computer operations
through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments.
Disability Support Services
Students with disabilities are advised, in compliance with federal and state laws, that accommodations and services are available
through the office of Disability Support Services (DSS). It is the student's responsibility to contact Disabled Student Services Advisors
and to submit appropriate documentation prior to receiving services. Please see the website at www.palmbeachstate.edu/current
for web address for Disability Support Services.
Eating, Drinking and Smoking
Eating and drinking are confined to areas designated on the campus. Smoking is not permitted in any College building and only in
areas designated at each campus.
Final Course Grade Appeal
The evaluation of academic work is the responsibility of the faculty member/instructor. The method for assigning the final course
grade is established by the faculty member/instructor. Per Board Rule 6Hx-18-3.191, faculty/instructors shall communicate the
grading policy of the course to their students in writing. If this policy changes during the term, students should be notified of any
changes in writing. The method to determine final course grades must be given to students in a course syllabus at the beginning of
the class. Should a student have a question about a final course grade, please follow the procedures as outlined in the student
handbook: www.palmbeachstate.edu/current.
Mid-Term Grade Reporting
Within one week after the close of the mid-term grading period, mid-term grades will be made available to all students for each
class by either written notification or individual conference.
Student Responsibility Policy
When a student attends the College, s/he becomes subject to its jurisdiction. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a
responsible manner, in all areas of campus life. By enrolling, they pledge to obey the rules and regulations of the College and are
responsible for observing all College policies and procedures as published in the student handbook, the College catalog and other
College publications. The student will be responsible for preparing for class, participating in class, and completing assignments on
time.
Palm Beach State Websites of Interest
Please see this web page (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current) for a list of web addresses for students.
Withdrawal Policy for Individual Courses
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The last day to withdraw from a College course with a "W" grade in this course is (July 10 2016). It is the responsibility of the
student to use the PantherWeb system or visit a campus Registrar’s office to withdraw. An official withdrawal entitles the student
to a grade of "W" in the class.
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Other Information from your Professor:
Tentative Course Schedule
Topic 1
Abnormal Psychology & Life
Topic 2
Perspectives on Abnormal Psychology Test #1
Topic 3
Risk & Prevention of Mental Disorders
Topic 4
Diagnosis, Assessment & the Study of Mental Disorders Test #2
Topic 5
Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive & Trauma-Related Disorders
Topic 6
Somatic Symptom & Dissociative Disorders Test #3
Topic 7
Depressive & Bipolar Disorders & Suicide
Topic 8
Eating Disorders Test #4
Topic 9
Substance-Related Disorders
Topic 10
Personality Disorders Test #5
Topic 11
Sexual Dysfunctions, Paraphillic Disorders & Gender Dysphoria
Topic 12
Schizophrenia & Other Psychotic Disorders Test #6
Topic 13
Developmental & Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Topic 14
Neurocognitive Disorders
Topic 15
Consumer Guide to Abnormal Psychology Final Exam
Final Exam Date & Time: Thursday August 4th 2016 2:30 PM-4:30 PM Room SS 115
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Department Contact Information
Name: Susan Caldwell
Telephone: 561-868-3339
Job Title: Associate Dean
Template Date – July 2013
Office Location: SS101.1
Email: [email protected]
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