Sociology | Topics in Social Organization
S410 | 20767 | McLeod


Topic:	Mental Illness in Soc Perspect

MAY NOT BE TAKEN FOR GRADUATE CREDIT

What is mental illness? What are its causes? What implications does
it have for the lives of individuals and for society? This course
provides answers to these questions from a sociological perspective.
We will read original studies (books and articles) from four main
areas of sociological research: the definition of mental illness,
social responses to mental illness, the social origins of mental
illness, and experiences in formal treatment. Students will be
responsible for working in groups to organize discussions and
activities relevant to the readings. The course is writing intensive,
and includes requirements for a major research paper, written
critiques of the research we read, and short, personal essays