1 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY-ONLINE FALL 2014 DE ANZA COLLEGE Linda Hurkmans, M.A. Psyc Z Office hour: ONLINE CRN: Office mailbox: 4.0 units Social Science Division Office L13 De Anza College Distant Learning Center Info: Office Location Room 250 in the Media & Learning Center (MLC) Phone: FAX: M-Th, 10:00 am 6:00 pm Fri: CLOSED Please see MyPsychLab Registration Instructions for how to get onto the website. The COURSE ID is hurkmans81227 Attendance This course is 100% online. However, besides reading the textbook, students MUST log onto MyPsychLab every week to view video clips, and take exams online. Those who fail to log onto the website each week, will be viewed as inactive in the class and might be dropped by the instructor. Recommended but not Obligatory Prerequisite: General Psychology -PSYC 1. Also recommended eligibility for EWRT 1A or ESL 5 advised COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is intended to provide a historical overview of abnormal psychology with emphasis on current paradigms and models in psychopathology and therapy including a survey of research methodology; clinical assessment, classification, and diagnosis with special focus on cultural, gender, and age issues in psychopathology and therapy. REQUIRED TEXTBOOK Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World. 9 th ed., Pearson Education, Inc., 2013 Authors: Jeffrey S. Nevid, Spencer A. Rathus, and Beverly Greene. ISBN: Note: this ISBN is for the loose leaf textbook and access code to the website MyPsychLab in which the ENTIRE Psy 4 course will occur. The textbook and access code through the publishers website custom built for you: Pick your campus: De Anza College. Pick your course: Psych 4 De Anza Fall Please be careful: DO NOT buy any access code that you find anywhere. It probably will NOT work to get you online with this course and will just cause frustration and waisted money. For help at anytime, please contact Pearson Education
2 FINAL COURSE GRADE: will be based on -Logging onto MyPsychLab every Monday of the quarter and more if specified by the instructor -Reading the syllabus and the Friendly Weekly Announcements from the instructor -Reading 15 assigned text chapters -Viewing assigned video clips -Taking 15 chapter exams at specified time. All the assigned chapters are worth 10 points each for a total of 150 points total for your final course grade. In short: 15 Required Weekly Chapter Exams: (15 exams x 10 points each = 150 points possible) IMPORTANT: *In order to earn 10 points for each exam you must take them ON TIME! and score 70% or above. *If you miss an exam, take it late, or score 69% or below, you will receive 0 points for the exam. NO EXCEPTIONS. NO LATE EXAMS.) -Reading, studying, using any other course material on MyPsyLab is optional, but encouraged to help you understand the material better and prepare for exams, but it will not earn more points in the course. GRADE for Psych 4 course: A = total points B = C = D = F = 99 and below Be prepared to spend at least 12 hours per week using and studying course materials. NOTE: If you miss exams your grade will INSTANTLY DROP. There are no make up exams, given the flexibility already built into the course, you must organize your time and take the exams on time. You must keep up and do all of the work if you hope to earn an A or B in this course. Thank you.
3 How to Get Started-Watch Your Deadlines! 1. Register for the Psychology 4 course at De Anza College. 2. Complete the Online Orientation through the De Anza College Distant Learning website and submit the Student Information Form by 5:00 pm Friday, Sept. 26. If you do not make that deadline, you might be dropped from the course. Be ready to give your address that you will use ALL quarter. All correspondence with your instructor will happen with that same address, so please keep it the same. Online Orientation may be found at: 3. Purchase the course text and materials. 4. Register onto the MyPsychLab website by 5:00pm Thursday Oct. 2 using your access code. This is where the Psy 4 course happens completely ONLINE. The course does NOT happen on Catalyst. If you do not make that deadline, you might be dropped from the course. 5. Start your studies. 6. NOTE: Last Day to Add or Drop a course at De Anza College is Friday Oct. 10. Read Text Chp.s Students can read the hard copy or the e-text. Please be self-motivated and make sure to read the required chp.s each week. View Videos See instructions on last page of syllabus. On the MyPsychLab website. View each video clip that pertains to the text chp. you are reading. Exams (worth 150 points total) See instructions on last page of syllabus. I will be checking to see that you are taking them each week. You must take the chapter exams on time and earn a 70% or above score in order to earn the 10 points for each exam. If you score anything 69% or below, take an exam late or fail to take an exam, you will lose 10 points per exam. If you take All of the chp. exams on time and earn a 70% or above, you will earn a total of 150 points. NO MAKE-UP exams. No exceptions. As a distant learner you MUST organize your time and keep to the deadlines. Also, once you open an exam, you must take it. You cannot open and close the exams to just look at them. You will not be able to get back on the exam and you will loose those 10 points. NOTE: you may take exams early. You may NOT take exams late. Extra Credit No Extra Credit is given in this class. COURSE POLICIES Those discovered to be cheating (unauthorized collaboration, plagiarizing, etc.) will be given an F grade for the course and may be reported to college authorities for expulsion.
4 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY CLASS SCHEDULE (subject to change) FALL 2014 Week 1: -Monday: -Register for the Psy 4 course and pay your tuition at De Anza College. -Complete the Online Orientation through the De Anza College Distant Learning website by 5:00 pm Friday, Sept. 26. If you do not make that deadline, you might be dropped from the course. -Buy required textbook and online access to MyPsychLab website. Deadline to register onto the MyPsychLab using your online access code is 5:00 pm Thursday Oct. 2. If you do not make that deadline, you might be dropped from the course. -Read text chp. 1 NO EXAMS DUE FOR WEEK #1. I will let you get oriented to the website first. NOTE: some weeks will have 1 exam due and some weeks will have 2 exams due. You are responsible for following the schedule. NO LATE EXAMS PERMITTED. Week 2: -Read text chp. 2 -Take Chp. Exam for chp. 1 by 11:59pm on Sunday Oct. 5. I will be checking them. I apologize that the deadline is on Easter, but remember, YOU CAN TAKE ANY EXAM EARLY. BUT YOU MUST TAKE THEM BY THE DEADLINE. IF YOU TAKE THEM LATE, YOU WILL NOT EARN POINTS. See instructions for taking exams on last page of this syllabus. You MUST take the chp. exams by their deadline in order to get credit for them. Thank you! Week 3: -Read text chp. 3 -Take chp. exams for chp.s 2 and 3 by 11:59pm on Sunday Oct. 12. I will be checking them. Week 4: -Read text chp. 4, 5 *View corresponding video clips -Take chp. exams for chp.s 4 and 5 by 11:59pm on Sunday Oct. 19. I will be checking them. Week 5: -Read text chp. 6, 7 -Take chp. exams for chp.s 6 and 7 by 11:59pm on Sunday, Oct. 26. I will be checking them.
5 Week 6: -Read text chp. 8 -Take chp. exam for chp. 8 by 11:59pm on Sunday Nov. 2. I will be checking them. Week 7: -Read text chp. 9, 10 -Take chp. exams for chp.s 9 and 10 by 11:59pm on Sunday Nov. 9. I will be checking them. Week 8: -Read text chp. 11 and 12 -Take chp. exams for chp.s 11 and 12 by 11:59pm on Sunday Nov. 16. I will be checking them. Week 9: -Read text chp.13 -Take chp. exams for chp. 13 by 11:59pm on Sunday Nov. 23. I will be checking them. Week 10: -Read text chp. 14 -Take chp. exam for chp. 14 by 11:59pm on Nov. 30. Week 11: -Read text chp. 15 -Take chp. exam for chp. 15 by 11:59pm on Dec. 7. Week 12: FINALS Week at De Anza College. Your work is done. Final grades will be available via MyPortal on the De Anza College website once posted by faculty. Students, please be responsible for completing your work according to the above dates. My advice to any distant learner is to try not to let the work pile up and then feel overwhelmed. Just take it day by day.
6 INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO TAKE THE CHAPTER EXAMS (Please ignore that it says Psych 1 Summer This is just an example.) 1. Go to the Assignment Calendar and click on the date something is due. See the Red circle to show you this. 2. Click into the actual assignment to launch it. For example:
7 INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO VIEW THE VIDEOS: Go to the Video Series and click on the picture. See the red writing we wrote for you Click here. For example:
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