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A Critical Inquiry of Mental Illness

This course will cover the sociological, psychological, religious, and biological contributions to what is called mental illness inside and outside of the United States. Care will be taken to place our current diagnostic system in historical context and to note the Western frame that currently permeates much of the world's attention to mental illness. Select disorders will be chosen to focus on rather than surveying a broad swath of diagnoses, and stigma emanating from medicalization in the West will be addressed. (Not offered 2021-22).

Prerequisite: No credit if previously taken as CC First Year Foundations 100.

1 unit

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