SOCIOLOGY OF MENTAL ILLNESS

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The learning goals of this course will be to analyze mental health data applying sociological theories as well as integrating information from multiple sources. We will study various social aspects of mental illness.

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SOCIOLOGY OF MENTAL ILLNESS Dr. Linda Carelli 920:307:02E-mail: lincarelli@comcast.net Spring 2014, TTh5Office hours: Thursday after class or by appt. This course requires a prerequisite of Sociology 101. No exceptions will be made.The learning goals of this course will be to analyze mental health data applying sociological theories as well as integrating information from multiple sources. We will study various social aspects of mental illness.The first part of the course compares sociological with psychological and biological approaches to mental illness. Next, we will consider how selected social factors, including social class, ethnicity, gender, marital status, and age influence the causes and responses to mental distress. The final part of the course concerns various aspects of mental health systems of care and mental health policies.There will be an exam after each of the three parts of the course. Each exam counts for a third of the grade. There isno final comprehensiveexam. All students must take the exams when they are scheduled. There will be one extra-credit assignment given to the entire class. This will beno individual extra-credit assignments. You will need a Deans

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