This course will provide an introduction to the definition and classification of abnormal behavior. In  addition, the course will explore various theoretical approaches to the causes and treatments of  psychopathology. Students will receive a comprehensive overview of the symptoms, demographic  features, and typical progression of major forms of psychopathology. Additionally, they will address several constructs that enhance the study of human mental distress including: the importance of the context in which disordered behavior occurs, the connection between the mind and body, and the multiple causality of psychopathology. After completion of this course, students will have worked toward developing the following values and skills: thinking logically and analytically, communicating effectively in speech and writing and demonstrating the early stages of mastery of the discipline of psychology.