SOC-S 324 SOCIOLOGY OF MENTAL ILLNESS (3 CR.)
Social factors in mental illnesses; incidence and prevalence by social and cultural categories; variations in societal reaction; social organization of treatment organizations.
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Six Week - First / In Person
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- COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inq
- COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
This course provides an introduction to the major themes, concepts, theories, and debates within the sociology of mental illness. The goal of the course is to understand mental illness as more than a reflection of individual psychology and biology, but instead as enabled and constrained by interpersonal, institutional, and cultural factors. The course will explore questions such as what is mental illness and how does it vary across time and place, who seeks treatment for and gets diagnosed with mental illness, what are the causes and consequences of deinstitutionalization, why care about the stigma of mental illness and its impact on the individuals and families of mental illness, how are our current mental health services organized, and what are some patterns of help-seeking, treatment, and barriers to recovery that could inform changes in public policy. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to develop critical thinking skills and unpack taken-for-granted assumptions regarding mental illness and its onset, course, and outcomes.