Psy 610A Syllabus - Psychology 610A Advanced Child...

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Page 1 of 5 Psychology 610A – Advanced Child Psychopathology Fall Semester 2008 Seminar: SH322 W 1230pm – 320pm California State University – Northridge Instructor: Dr. Gary S. Katz (rhymes with “Gates”) Assistant Professor Office: 326 Sierra Tower Phone: 818-677-2964 office 818-677-2827 department office EMAIL: [email protected] Office Hours: In any graduate seminar, communication between faculty and students enriches the academic environment of both parties. I encourage all of you to stop by my office during office hours or any other time you see my door open to discuss your academic interests and plans. My regularly- scheduled office hours are: Monday 10:00am – 11:00am Wednesday 10:00am – 11:00am If office hours are inconvenient, the best way to get in touch with me is by EMAIL; I check my EMAIL compulsively. The next best way is by phone, either at my office extension (which has voicemail) or by leaving a message for me at the department office. Course Description: This course is a study of child and adolescent psychopathology. A comprehensive approach, presenting information from both clinical practice and scientific research will be used to study the characteristics and the current treatments for each disorder. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the biological and genetic roots of psychopathology and the developmental, social and cultural contexts in which childhood disorders occur. Ψ
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Page 2 of 5 Grades: Your grade will be based upon your participation in class, one midterm examination, one final examination, and a research paper. The weighting of these is as follows: Class Participation 20% Term Paper 20% Midterm 30% Final Exam 30% Please note that this is a graduate-level course and I expect that we are all here because we want to learn. As such, I have high expectations for all students enrolled in this seminar and I grade each student according to
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