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International Studies (INTL)
175 Prince Lucien Campbell, 541-346-5051
College of Arts & Sciences
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Course Data
  INTL 467   Global Mental Health 4.00 cr.
Overview of global mental health from a critical, anthropological, and historical perspective, with attention to cross-cultural differences in illness experience and treatment options.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Instructor: Yarris KE-mailHomepage Office:   313 PLC
Phone:   (541) 346-1363
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  16766 1 30 1600-1850 m 255 LIL Yarris K L

Final Exam:

1445-1645 t 12/10 122 LIB
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October 13:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
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October 20:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
October 27:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
October 27:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
November 17:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
November 17:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
This course examines global mental health from a critical perspective, from the foundational critiques made by anthropologists about the undue influence of diagnostic systems, to more contemporary critiques of the expansion of global psychopharmacological intervention. The course explores several key issues in global mental health, including the challenges of diagnosis, the cultural shaping of emotional distress and mental illness, and the role of power (politics, economics, and history) in shaping the identification (naming and labeling) of – and responses (intervention and clinical treatment) to – mental health problems. We examine several issues in some depth – including cultural idioms of distress, and schizophrenia – drawing on case studies largely from medical and psychological anthropologists and transcultural psychiatrists. The aim of the course is to deepen students’ understandings of mental health in cross-cultural and global perspective, and abilities to think critically about appropriate responses.
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