Jun 22, 2021  
Catalogue 2021-2022 
    
Catalogue 2021-2022
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STS 394 - Philosophy of Mental Illness


0.5 unit(s)
(Same as PHIL 394 ) This interdisciplinary intensive focuses on two main issues: psychopathological categorization and diagnosis, and ethical issues that surround categorization, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders. We will ask questions such as: what are the biological, physical, sociological, and individual characteristics that do influence, and which are the characteristics that should or should not influence, psychopathological taxonomy and diagnosis? What can we learn about mental illness from the disability rights movement? And are current treatment options the optimal approach for general and particular mental illnesses? After an initial seminar-style period of common reading and discussion, students will be expected to pursue individual research projects that may involve a short-term production or creative component, with instructor approval. Sofia Ortiz-Hinojosa.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

One 3-hour period.

Not offered in 2021/22.

Course Format: INT



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