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ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC 205)
TELECOURSE MATERIALS ON THE INTERNET
TIP: When you set your VCR, be sure you set if for the correct day, after midnight.

Click Here to Download Full Syllabus Document (syllabus205.doc)
For meeting dates look at the schedule on the
"Courses" page of the Distance Education Web Pages.

Instructor: Mrs. Malinda Jo Muzi , Department of Psychology
Office: W3-6
Phone: 215-751-8570 (Speak slowly and clearly. Leave your phone number and the best time to reach you. If you have a question, ask it. Do not expect instant feedback.) 
Email: mmuzi@ccp.cc.pa.us (This is the best way to reach me for faster feedback.)

Welcome to the world of abnormal psychology, the study of mental disorders. In choosing to take this telecourse, you have presented yourself with a challenge, one that will require great discipline and hard work. As your instructor, I am here to help you ever step of the way. We will get together on a number of occasions and I will correspond with you throughout the semester. Feel free to call me or come to my office or email me at any time.

Text: UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR

Authors: Sue, Sue and Sue

Should have study guide included at no extra cost.

The Grading System

Exams: There will be a midterm and a final exam. Each will be preceded by a review session. Each exam will consist of 60 questions, based on the videos and the text. The Midterm will cover the content of the program and reading assignments for programs 1 through 14. The final will cover the content of the programs and reading assignments from programs 15 through 26.

Term Paper: Write a few paragraphs about each of the programs you view. After watching each program, discuss one main thing you learned from that program. Hand this paper in on the night of the final exam.

Grades: The exams will be worth 80% or the course grade. The term paper will count for 10%. Coming to the review sessions will be worth 10%.

Download and print the Full Syllabus Document. Current meeting dates are available on the Distance Education web pages under "Courses." Mark these on your calendar immediately. Telecourses are not easy. In fact it takes a lot of discipline and dedication to get through all the films and the text. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU ATTEND THE REVIEW SESSIONS, AS THIS WILL HELP YOU PASS THE COURSE.

If you want your midterm or final grades sent to you immediately after taking the exam bring a self-addressed and stamped post card on exam day. Even better, send me an e-mail message asking for the grade and Iíll will send it to you through cyberspace.

BRING A NO. 2 PENCIL TO THE MIDTERM AND FINAL!!!