This course focuses on defining and understanding what constitutes abnormal behavior. Theoretical perspectives such as biological, psychosocial, and socio-cultural approaches will be examined and applied through comparative analysis. Students will be able to identify and interpret behavior and diagnostic criteria associated with mental illness. Synthesis of disorders, assessment, and diagnosis will be fostered in the classroom and applied to diverse cultures, communities, and societies.
Prerequisites: PSYC110M and ENGL110M with a grade of “C” or better. (Fulfills Social Science requirement)