Symbiosis International University Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts


Faculty Course Type Credits Prerequisites Semester
Sandip Bhaise Major/Minor 4 Psychology Major/Minor  


This course is to familiarize students with the major psychological problems and disorders and offer them an understanding of different theoretical and cultural perspectives of aetiology. Based on this understanding, students will learn to develop intervention and prevention strategies for psychological disorders.

 Course Objectives 

  • Students will be able to analyze and interpret research in the field of abnormal psychology.
  • Students will be able to examine and understand a general framework/context within which psychological diagnosis is done.
  • Students will gain an appreciation of the “psychopathology of everyday life”.

 Teaching Methodology 

  • Interactive class discussions on every concept. Small class size
  • Use of articles, news clipping, videos, etc. to further explain concept i.e. enable a practical understanding of the concept.
  • Diagnostic Assessments and Case studies will also be used.
  • Evaluations are conducted throughout the semester to ensure that the students’ learning outcomes are appraised. 


Students are expected to –

  • Complete all required reading for each scheduled class as per the course outline,
  • Actively participate in class activities and discussions, and
  • Complete all evaluative processes for successful course completion!