2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Mar 08, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

PSYC 281 - Understanding and Addressing Mental Healthcare Disparities in the U.S.


This course will provide students with an overview of the persistent disparities in access to, and engagement with, mental healthcare in the U.S. We will review the research that has found disparities with different populations and across numerous mental disorders, as well as consider why existing knowledge has not led to a reduction in these disparities. We will then consider a range of possible solutions that encompass greater attention to sociocultural factors. Students will be exposed to a combination of theoretical perspectives, practical issues, and experiential activities.

Prerequisites for this course require a grade of C- or better

This course fulfills the capstone requirement of the Psychology major.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101  and PSYC 173  

Course Designation/Attribute: DI

Anticipated Terms Offered: Annually