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Always Do the Reading
Many Small Assignments
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course was a fascinating in-depth look at abnormal psychological states and conditions such as schizophrenia, depression, anorexia, and many more. Not only did we learn about the different names of the diseases and how they are typically diagnosed, but we also discussed therapeutic methods and lifestyle alterations that exist for people living with these conditions.
One of my favorite assignments required students to watch a movie and unpack the different psychological abnormalities present in the characters. The movie I chose to analyze was Harold and Maude, which was a movie I already knew and loved. However, when I watched it for this assignment, I was able to pinpoint Harold's different symptoms and connect them to possible diagnoses of his condition. I learned not only the what, but they why behind different psychological disorders and abnormalities. And I loved it.
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Advice for students:
As a part of this course, volunteer hours are required. I would recommend spending a small amount of hours each week volunteering at one of the approved locations in order to reduce the level of stress at the end of the semester.