SOC 249 – LEC 0.50 – Course ID: 008631 – Sociology of Mental Disorder

An examination of sociological research and theory in the field of mental disorder particularly as they apply to issues of law and social control. Topics include mental health legislation; the medical model of mental “illness”; the epidemiology of mental disorder; family processes and psychiatric hospitalization; public attitudes and social stigma; and specific forms of mental disorder. Prereq: SOC 101 or 120ROffered at St. Jerome’s University

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