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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


SOCY 35 Sociology of Mental Health

Poor mental health and mental illness are often viewed as biological flaws. Sociologists, however, argue that mental illness is socially constructed, and that population mental health is profoundly shaped by social conditions. In this course, we will explore sociological understandings of mental health and illness. We will focus on a range of topics, including: the social construction of mental illness, how social inequality contributes to mental health, and how society responds to the mentally ill.

Instructor

Houle

Distributive and/or World Culture

SOC

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Offered

17F, 18F: 2