PSYC 3140: Abnormal Psychology at York University is a three-credit upper year course offered through the school’s psychology program. It is created to provoke students to think critically about the world of mental illness and distress and how our society understand those with mental health issues. It is an incredibly interesting course and students from all majors would thoroughly enjoy taking the course. Here are five awesome reasons to take PSYC 3140!
1. The Professor is wonderful
The professor for this course, in addition to being very approachable and friendly, is a wonderful storyteller and teacher. Her style of lecturing is energetic and makes the three-hour lectures for the course feel short. She always leaves room for student questions and feedback and she often prompts students to openly discuss in the classroom. She is incredibly intelligent and wealth of knowledge she possesses in abnormal psychology is truly an inspiration. She also includes a plethora of interesting multimedia components into lectures (podcasts and videos) that keep the class really engaging.
2. You don’t need to buy a Textbook!
3. There are no tutorials
The format for this course is just one three hour lecture a week. There are no additional tutorial attendance requirements outside of the scheduled lecture which freed up your schedule during the week a little bit. This is especially wonderful for commuter students who will save on commute time and money by having the one scheduled period for the class.
4. The course content and readings are incredibly relevant and enlightening