CHS 404: Sociology of Mental Health (Crosslisted: SOC)

What is mental illness? Who is likely to become mentally ill? Poor mental health and mental illness are often viewed as biological or genetic flaws. Sociologists, however, argue that mental illness is socially constructed, and that population mental health is profoundly shaped by social conditions. In this course, we will explore sociological understandings of mental health and illness.

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