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Cleveland State University Course Info

Cleveland, Ohio


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SOC 512

Sociology of Mental Illness

This course examines three central issues: 1) our changing understanding of mental illness, 2) the variety of approaches for the treatment of mental illness and 3) the impact of social policy on the lives of the mentally ill. By combining historical, medical, and sociological perspectives, this course provides a broad introduction to the study of mental illness. The material is drawn primarily from the United States.

Units: 3.0