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SYLLABUS ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY ONLINE FALL 2013

Standardized Syllabus

ABNORMAL PYCHOLOGY

3 CREDITS

ONLINE

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Instructor

Patrick J Walsh Ph.D., N.C.C., L.C.

Phone

(579)961-7870

Office

Academic Building Room 240

E-mail

walshp@lackawanna.edu

Office Hours

By Appointment

Text :   Kring, A. M., Neal, G. C. & Johnson, S. L. (2009). Abnormal Psychology (12th Edition). Wiley: New York.

D escription

This course is a review of abnormal behaviors that affect human beings. The course includes a review of the various paradigms of abnormal behavior  and the leading treatment modalities for those behaviors.

 

Objectives

1)To explore the development, etiologies, theories and treatment interventions regarding  behavior exceptionalities encountered by human services workers and educators.

2)Explore the behavior associated with mental retardation, schizophrenia, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders.

3)Understand the social, psychological, educational, and intervention issues associated withexceptionalities.

4)Understand and assess exceptionalities from the viewpoints of the main paradigms.

Requirements

Answers to essay questions for 14 chapters

Daily active participation in classroom discussion for 7 chapters

10 Page research paper

Evaluation

1000 Points- answers to chapter questions plus active participation  in classroom discussion: 100 point for each answer to chapter essay questions and classroom participation for a total 0f 700 points.   STUDENTS WILL LOSE SIGNIFICANT POINTS FOR LACK OF PARTICIPATION IN CLASSROOM DISCUSSION. 300 Points for the 10 page research paper(See requirements below). ANSWERS TO CHAPTER QUESTIONS MUST BE BETWEEN 400 AND 600 WORDS IN LENGTH. STUDENTS WILL LOSE SIGNIFICANT POINTS FOR ANSWERS THAT ARE LESS THAN 600 WORDS. Studens will also lose significant points for not meeting the required number of classroom discussion posts per week ( 8 POSTS PER WEEK).

Research Paper Requirements

Length- No less than 10 pages

Topic-any subject that can be found in the text

Style- APA(See the OWL under Handouts and Links)

Online Course Attendance Policy

Students enrolled in credit-bearing courses at Lackawanna College will fail any course(s) in which they accumulate absences beyond the maximum number allowed. This pertains to online courses as well.

Attendance is defined by participating in an academic activity within the online classroom, which includes posting in a graded discussion forum or submitting a written assignment. Postings not related to the aforementioned activities will not count for attendance purposes.

# of Days Required for Discussion in an Online Course

Maximum # of Weeks Allowed without Discussion 

 

Twice on any four days in a week (8 total)

 

0

·         You are required to engage in discussion at least TWICE on FOUR days throughout the week for a total of EIGHT posts in all, minimum.

·         You should respond to the initial DQs posted AND respond to your classmates.

·         Responses MUST be substantive. See the document titled Good Discussions in your Handouts and Links.

·         Responses that do not move the conversation forward by providing information to which others can respond and build upon will NOT be counted toward your weekly score.

·         Students who miss one week of discussion will be DROPPED from the course.

·         Students who do not log on to the course within the drop/add period for the course will be DROPPED from the course.  

Withdrawal Policy

A student has the privilege of withdrawing from any courses or from the College itself without academic penalty up to and including the final date for withdrawal indicated on the College calendar.

To withdraw officially from a course or from the College, a student must obtain the proper withdrawal form from the Student Affairs Office or from your Center Director, complete this form and submit it to the Registrar's Office before the final day for withdrawal without academic penalty as indicated on the College calendar. If a student should stop attending or never attend an enrolled class or classes without officially withdrawing prior to the last day to withdraw without academic penalty, the student will receive a grade of F* (Failure) in these courses. No exceptions will be made.

Students who violate the College's Academic Integrity Policy and fail a course in consequence may not exercise the withdrawal privilege in that particular course.

Financial obligations to the College will be determined according to the Refund Policy.

Instructor Policies

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND PLAGIARISM POLICY

            Students are expected to follow College policy with regard to issues of academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism) and proper conduct in the classroom.  Please see the LackawannaCollege Student Handbook concerning Classroom Guidelines and academic integrity.  Academic dishonesty will result in a grade of 0 for the test or assignment. Violations of college policy may result in permanent dismissal from the classroom and a failing grade for the course.

ONLY FALCON EMAIL IS ACCEPTABLE

ANSWERS TO CHAPTER QUESTIONS MUST BE POSTED ON THE APPROPRIATE FORUM BY THE DUE DATES LISTED UNDER COURSE WORK

ANSWERS TO TEST MUST BE EMAILED TO THE INSTRUSTOR. ANSWERS ONLY THE PAPER MUST BE EMAILED TO THE INSTRUCTOR BY THE DUE DATE LISTED UNDER COURSEWORK

Be sure to read the online student manual

Log on to your course daily;

Check your e-mail;

Keep in touch with your professor and classmates;

Pay attention to the requirements of the course;

Contact your professor if you need help with an assignment;

Contact the Portal manager if you are having technological issues.

Your answers to all of the questions for each chapter MUST be posted directly on the threads for each week in the forum section under Collaboration.

Test answers should be sent by email. Only the answers should be emailed.

Papers should be emailed.

Here are some Etiquette Rules for this online course that everyone needs to read and abide by:

1. Golden Rule: Treat others as you would like to be treated (this applies to online conversations).

2. No “Flaming”: Flaming is a form of verbal abuse when you intentionally attack or disrespect somebody for whatever reason. Maybe you didn’t agree with something they said, but there’s a nice way to share a different point of view without name calling or attacking someone.

3. Respect Others’ Copyrights: These things have copyrights and licenses. Copying the works of someone else without permission or saying it is your own will not only ruin your online reputation, but could cost you a lawsuit.

4. DON’T TYPE IN ALL CAPS: It makes someone think that you are shouting at them.

5. Don’t Spam: This is an on-line course so let’s keep it educational.

6. Be Honest: Faking website statistics, pretending to be someone else, or trying to cheat people online will not only hurt your reputation, but will cause you a lot of trouble.

7. Use Proper Grammar and Spelling: Spelling isn’t always easy and typos and basic spelling mistakes will occur, but it can be distracting from your work and can be annoying.

8. Keep it PG-13: It can come back to haunt you if you write something that is not appropriate and you can be penalized for swearing.

9. Research Your Facts and Cite Sources: Before posting something, forwarding e-mails, make sure it is factual and cite sources where needed.

10. Remember Your Place: A web-based classroom is still a classroom, and comments that would be inappropriate in a classroom are likely to be inappropriate in a web-based course as well. Treat your professor and fellow students with respect.

If you need any technical support please notify:

Brian Riedmiller

riedmillerb@lackawanna.edu

(570) 504-1584

Main Campus Building – Room 219

Grading

[Add your course assignments and grade designations along with Lackawanna College’s grading scale here. Also, add your rubrics here.]

Letter Grade

Numeric Range

Quality Points

A

96 – 100

4.0

A-

90 – 95

3.67

B+

87 – 89

3.33

B

83 – 86

3.0

B-

80 – 82

2.67

C+

77 – 79

2.33

C

73 – 76

2.0

C-

70 – 72

1.67

D+

67 – 69

1.33

D

60 – 66

1.0

F

0 – 59

0

Due Dates and Late Penalties

[Add your own due date and late penalty policy here. Included is a suggestion.]

  • The grace period for late assignments is as follows:
    • 1 day late-10% deduction off of the assignment grade
    • 2 days late-20% off of the assignment grade
    • 3 days late-the assignment will receive a grade of 0%
  • There will be no “extra credit.”

Academic Integrity

Academic dishonesty in any form, such as plagiarism and cheating, will not be tolerated. Sanctions will include an automatic F for plagiarism, but the severity or frequency of the violation may result in dismissal from the College as well. Please see the Student Handbook for a complete explanation.

The following are among the forms of dishonesty for which sanctions may be applied:

  • Using books, notes or other materials during an examination, unless expressly permitted;
  • Using purchased essays, term papers or preparatory research for such papers;
  • Copying others' work or engaging in unauthorized cooperation during an assignment or examination;
  • Allowing another student to copy from an examination or other assignment intended to be performed independently;
  • Borrowing from published works, whether material is taken verbatim or with minor alterations, without proper and/or sufficient acknowledgment;
  • Submitting as one’s own work originally done by someone else;
  • Submitting the same written report in more than one course without prior approval from the instructor(s) involved;
  • Stealing examinations or assignments;
  • Supplying or selling examinations or assignments;
  • Misrepresenting statements concerning work submitted;
  • Falsifying or fabricating experimental data or results;
  • Falsifying or fabricating the need for extensions on papers or make-up examinations.

(Please see student handbook for more information)

Disability Statement

Lackawanna College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution.  Students with disabilities and other needs should feel free to contact the instructor privately if there are services and adaptations which can be made to accommodate specific needs.  Students who are having difficulties with class material are strongly advised to seek assistance in the reading and writing lab.  If you feel that you have a disability that has not been formally documented, you may meet with Ms. Deborah Hartzell in the academic development office to discuss your options. Please note that disability services do not include exemption from participation requirements in courses considered part of the School of Distance Education, including online and hybrid courses.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Lackawanna College will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with State law, including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and with Federal law, including Titles VI and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Inquiries should be directed to Anita Cola, Affirmative Action Officer, at (570) 961-7815 or colaa@lackawanna.edu OR Dan LaMagna, Affirmative Action Officer, at (570) 504-1579 or lamagnad@lackawanna.edu .

Portfolio and Coursework

Lackawanna College will empower you to experience learning by inspiring your critical thinking, accessing your talents and skills, motivating you toward a career choice, and encouraging you to make a difference. In evidence of this learning, the College requires a graduation portfolio containing Career Documents, including a résumé, two letters of recommendation, and a career exploration; Core Coursework, including a research paper from College Writing; three sample papers or projects from Major Coursework; and a Lackawanna College Reflection Paper.

 

Course Schedule

Instructions:

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Week

1

Topic

Introduction and History

Related Assignment, Assessment, or Learning Activity

                 1    

Current Paradigms in Psychopathology

               2

Diagnosis and Assesment

           2

1Research  Methods

          3

Anxiety Disorders

         3

Mood Disorders

        4

Schizophrenia

       4

Personality Disorders

       5

Sexual and Gender Identity

       5

Disorders of Childhood

     6

Substance Use Disorders       

     6

Eating disorders

      7

Late life Disorders and                     

                                                         Neurocognitive Disorders

     7

                                                        Personality Disorders

                                     

 

Examinations

N/A

Required Syllabus Supplement for Distance Education Faculty

Faculty in the School of Distance Education must adhere to the FALCONS model to ensure the most effective, successful experience for teaching and learning through the application of research-based best practice.

As such, faculty should identify the FALCONS tools that they have chosen to apply by circling the strategies used from each menu. Keep in mind that no less than two items per menu are required for each course.

Course Name:

Faculty Name:

Semester:

Menu 1

Menu 2

Menu 3

Instruction

Teacher/Student

Interaction

Student/Student

Assessment

Voice over PowerPoints

Team Project

Journaling

Interactive PowerPoints

Discussion Debate Teams

Presentations

Video Lecture or Podcast

Discussion Questions &  Interaction

Blogging

Simulation

                        Jigsaw                      

Essays

Case Studies

Role Playing

Quizzes

Student Generated Content

Peer Editing/Review

KWL