2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 30, 2023  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 236 - Stigma and Health

This course provides an introduction to the phenomenological experience of stigmatization and will critically engage you to understand health consequences of stigmatization. In this course, we will examine perspectives on the origin and function of stigma and consider models that examine the connection between stigma and health on an individual, interpersonal, and structural level. We will also consider the health implications of living with stigmatized attributes within society. We will focus on stigmatized attributes that are visible, such as race and weight, and those that are concealable, such as mental illness, sexual minority status, and HIV/AIDS. Finally, we will consider multi-level interventions to reduce stigmatization and its downstream influence on individual health. 

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

This course fulfills the mid-level First Seminar requirement of the Psychology major.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101  PSYC 108  , and PSYC 138  , or Instructor’s permission

Anticipated Terms Offered: Fall