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Minor in Mental Health, Addiction and Society

New for 2017/2018!  The minor in Mental Health and Addiction provides students with opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the relationship between mental health, addiction, and society. It involves examining the links between mental health and wider social processes, including marginalization, the construction of deviance, and the social determinants of health. Students will also gain a solid understanding of mental illness and some of the ways in which social change and other non-biomedical interventions can be harnessed to address issues related to mental health and addiction and promote well-being.

MinorMinor in Mental Health, Addiction and Society

New for 2017/2018!  The minor in Mental Health and Addiction provides students with opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the relationship between mental health, addiction, and society. It involves examining the links between mental health and wider social processes, including marginalization, the construction of deviance, and the social determinants of health. Students will also gain a solid understanding of mental illness and some of the ways in which social change and other non-biomedical interventions can be harnessed to address issues related to mental health and addiction and promote well-being.

Notes

  1. Students are responsible for ensuring that course prerequisites are fulfilled.
  2. Those students who completed HLTHAGE 2G03 prior to Spring 2016 can use these 3 units towards the fulfillment of HLTHAGE 1CC3. Those students who completed HLTHAGE 2G03 between June 2016 and August 2017 can use these 3 units towards the fulfillment of HLTHAGE 2GG3.

24 units total

3 units from

  • HLTH AGE 1CC3 – Introduction to Mental Health and Illness

(See Note 2 above)

3 units from

  • HLTH AGE 1AA3 – Introduction to Health Studies
  • HLTH AGE 1BB3 - Aging and Society
  • SOCWORK 1AA3 - So You Think You Can Help? Introduction to Social Work I
  • SOCWORK 1BB3 -  Reimagining Help: Introduction to Social Work II
  • SOCIOL 1C03 - Canadian Society: Social Problems, Social Policy, and the Law
  • SOCPSY 1Z03 – An Introduction to Social Psychology

3 units from

  • HLTH AGE 2GG3 – Mental Health and Society

(See Note 2 above)

15 units from Course List

  • ANTHROP 3HI3 – The Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing
  • ANTHROP 3Y03 – Aboriginal Community Health and Well-Being
  • ECON 2Q03 – Economics of Bad Behaviour
  • HLTHAGE 2L03 - Drugs, Sex and Alcohol: Society and its Addictions
  • HLTHAGE 3D03 – Perspectives on Disability, Chronic Illness, and Aging
  • HLTHAGE 3N03 – Aging and Mental Health
  • HLTHAGE 3R03 – Health Inequalities
  • HLTHAGE 3YY3 – Aboriginal Community Health and Well-Being
  • HLTHAGE 4J03 – Narratives of Illness
  • HLTHAGE 4Q03 – Representations of Mental Health and Illness3
  • INDIGST 2F03 – Residential Schools in Canada
  • INDIGST 3H03 – Indigenous Medicine I: Philosophy
  • POLSCI 2C03 – Force and Fear, Crime and Punishment 
  • PSYCH 2AP3 – Abnormal Psychology: Fundamentals & Major Disorders
  • PSYCH 3BA3 – Positive Psychology
  • SOCIOL 2BB3 – Sociology of Deviance
  • SOCIOL 2CC3 – Constructing Deviance
  • SOCIOL 3GG3 – Special Topics in the Sociology of Deviance
  • SOCIOL 3HH3 – Sociology of Health
  • SOCIOL 4GG3 – Sexual Deviance
  • SOCPSY 3ZZ3 - Complex Problems from a Multidisciplinary Social Psychology Perspective
  • SOCWORK 4Y03 - Critical Issues in Mental Health and Addiction: Social, Political and Historical Perspectives from Mad Studies and Critical Disability Studies for Social Work

Completion of Level 1 + 24 units

All undergraduate students accepted for admission to McMaster University are automatically considered for a McMaster University entrance award. Additional entrance awards, in-course scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial assistance is available to you at various stages of their undergraduate careers.

Each scholarship, bursary, Government Aid or Work Study Program a has its own unique application process and requirements. More information on financial aid visit the Student Financial Aid & Scholarship (SFAS) Office.

The department of Health, Aging & Society provides academic advising (contact Lori Ewing, ewingl@mcmaster.ca, ext. 27961).

Academic Advising

The Academic Advising office is run through the Office of the Associate Dean. The primary goal of the Advising Office is to provide all Social Sciences undergraduate students with the information and guidance they need to succeed in their academic careers.

Advisors can help you make the right academic decisions by explaining policies and regulations as well as presenting different options and supports available in your studies.

An academic advisor can assist you with:

  • Course requirements, dropping and adding courses
  • Program selection, application and changes
  • Studying abroad
  • Transfer credits
  • Petitions for missed term work, deferred examinations and special consideration
  • Appeals procedures
  • Referral to other campus services

Learn more about Academic Advising in the Social Sciences.

Course List

  • ANTHROP 3HI3 – The Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing
  • ANTHROP 3Y03 – Aboriginal Community Health and Well-Being
  • ECON 2Q03 – Economics of Bad Behaviour
  • HLTHAGE 2L03 - Drugs, Sex and Alcohol: Society and its Addictions
  • HLTHAGE 3D03 – Perspectives on Disability, Chronic Illness, and Aging
  • HLTHAGE 3N03 – Aging and Mental Health
  • HLTHAGE 3R03 – Health Inequalities
  • HLTHAGE 3YY3 – Aboriginal Community Health and Well-Being
  • HLTHAGE 4J03 – Narratives of Illness
  • HLTHAGE 4Q03 – Representations of Mental Health and Illness3
  • INDIGST 2F03 – Residential Schools in Canada
  • INDIGST 3H03 – Indigenous Medicine I: Philosophy
  • POLSCI 2C03 – Force and Fear, Crime and Punishment 
  • PSYCH 2AP3 – Abnormal Psychology: Fundamentals & Major Disorders
  • PSYCH 3BA3 – Positive Psychology
  • SOCIOL 2BB3 – Sociology of Deviance
  • SOCIOL 2CC3 – Constructing Deviance
  • SOCIOL 3GG3 – Special Topics in the Sociology of Deviance
  • SOCIOL 3HH3 – Sociology of Health
  • SOCIOL 4GG3 – Sexual Deviance
  • SOCPSY 3ZZ3 - Complex Problems from a Multidisciplinary Social Psychology Perspective
  • SOCWORK 4Y03 - Critical Issues in Mental Health and Addiction: Social, Political and Historical Perspectives from Mad Studies and Critical Disability Studies for Social Work
For more information:
Department of Health, Aging & Society
KTH-226
905-525-9140 ext. 27961
hasdept@mcmaster.ca
Length:
Minor may be declared when completing convocation information
Required Credential:
Enrolment in an Honours program
Program Type:
Course-based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time
Typical Entry:
January, September
Current Deadline:
April