Prerequisites/Corequisites: Take SOCI-201. (Required, Previous).
Credit Hours: Min: 3; Max:
Description: This course examines issues of mental health and illness from a sociological lens. The main objective is to understand mental health and illness from a social, cultural, and institutional standpoint as opposed a medical or psychological context. Several topics will be explored: theoretical perspectives on mental health and illness, research methodology, social patterns and trends, the importance of social factors that contribute to mental illness, social stressors, stigma and labeling, and treating mental illness.