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Psychology (PSY)
139 Straub Hall, 541-346-4921
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  PSY 366   Cul & Mental Health >2 >IP 4.00 cr.
Role of culture in the definition and maintenance of mental health and the definition and treatment of mental illness.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Instructor: Hall GE-mailHomepage Office:   471 Straub Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-4969
Office Hours: 1000 - 1200 T  
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  35830 0 140 1200-1320 mw 145 STB Hall G  

Final Exam:

1015-1215 m 6/10 145 STB
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
March 31:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
April 6:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 6:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 7:   Add this course
April 7:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
April 7:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
April 10:   Last day to change to or from audit
April 14:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
April 14:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
April 21:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
April 21:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
April 28:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
April 28:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
May 19:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
May 19:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
This class explores the role of culture in the definition and maintenance of mental health and 'mental illness.' We will be exploring what our culture and various cultures of the world have to say about mental health, mental illness, and treatment of mental illness. We will be addressing questions like the following: What is a mental illness? Do different cultures define it differently? What is meant by culture, anyway? Are there different kinds of mental illness in different cultures of the world? Does depression look different in China than it does here? Does Schizophrenia occur all over the world? How do different cultures approach the healing of mental illness? In answering these questions, we will be examining our Western ideas about mental health and mental illness in the light of various traditions around the world including shamanism, Buddhism, and Native traditions. By the end of the course, students should have a good idea of how our culture shapes our ideas of mental health, and to some extent determines it. Emphasis is put on writing essays based on readings. For example, students may write on a topic about how culture contributes to eating disorders. The final project is to design an educational activity for someone working in a mental health clinic who is not aware of the huge role that culture can play in mental health.
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