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SOCI 433E Directed Studies - SOCLGY MNTL HLTH

General reading and/or a research undertaking, with the agreement, and under the supervision, of a Department faculty member selected by the student.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Pre-reqs: One of SOCI 100, SOCI 101, SOCI 102. (And permission of the Department.)


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
BlockedSOCI 433E 101Seminar2 Thu9:3012:30

Course description - This course will examine the topic of mental health and illness from a sociological perspective. Mental illness directly or indirectly affects all Canadians at some point in life. While mental health and illness is more typically treated as an intrapersonal or psychological phenomenon thought to be rooted in biological or genetic factors, sociological approaches challenge this notion by positing that mental health is profoundly shaped by social conditions. Topics and theories covered will include the social construction of mental illness, the medicalization and institutionalization of deviance, labelling and stigma, and the social determinants of mental health. Students who are interested should send a statement of intent including year of study, major, and reasons f and ~

or interest to the Student Coordinator at veronica.cho@ubc.ca.