Course Catalog - 2018-2019

     

ANTH 644 - CULTURE AND MENTAL ILLNESS

Long Title: CULTURE, PSYCHIATRY, AND MENTAL ILLNESS
Department: Anthropology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: This seminar takes psychiatric practice as an object of anthropological investigation. It explores the ways in which emotional suffering and therapeutic systems are constituted within various social, cultural, and historical contexts. Topics include affect, anxiety, psychosis, and somatization in cross-cultural perspective; diagnostic standardization; the cultural history of psychiatry; institutionalization and deinstitutionalization; psychiatric professionalization; the globalization of Western psychiatric practice; and critical anti-psychiatry movements. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 444. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ANTH 644 if student has credit for ANTH 444.