Academic Bulletin 2022-2023 
    Apr 22, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYCH 405 - Autism Spectrum Disorders

Credits: 4
An examination of current research on clinical, developmental, and psychosocial issues surrounding autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Students examine various aspects of ASDs including etiology, underlying brain functions, assessment procedures, formation of friendships and romantic relationships, current practices in providing treatment (including alternative therapies such as art therapy), debunking fad therapies, and representation of ASDs in popular media. The course also considers the impact of ASDs on individuals and their families and examine developmental disabilities from a cultural and social perspective.

Prerequisite: PSYCH 206  and one of PSYCH 160 , PSYCH 162 , PSYCH 164 , or PSYCH 170 .

Distribution Requirements: SB, SP.