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Mental Health

This course requires students to engage in an in-depth examination of key debates and issues in the field of mental health. Drawing upon various disciplines including history, sociology, geography, and anthropology, the course examines “mental health” broadly, taking into account the spectrum of experience from mental illness and disorder to notions of well-being, flourishing, and the good life. Major points of discussion include the broadening scientific and public interest in individual psychic life and how structures of identity and experience – such as race, gender, and age – impact mental health.

HLTH AGE 2G03

Mental Health

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): II Term(s): Offered?: Yes

This course requires students to engage in an in-depth examination of key debates and issues in the field of mental health. Drawing upon various disciplines including history, sociology, geography, and anthropology, the course examines “mental health” broadly, taking into account the spectrum of experience from mental illness and disorder to notions of well-being, flourishing, and the good life. Major points of discussion include the broadening scientific and public interest in individual psychic life and how structures of identity and experience – such as race, gender, and age – impact mental health.