2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

ANT 345 Culture, Psychopathology and Healing

3 hours 

This course will study and compare models of mental illness, distress, treatment and healing across cultures. Cultural relevance of Western models of psychopathology, psychiatry and psychotherapy across cultures will be considered. The role of Western psychology within the context of globalization of health care systems will be addressed. Topics will include: self and culture; emotions and culture; culture-bound syndromes; help-seeking and culture; therapists, traditional and folk healers; and the politics of psychology in world health.



Cross Listed Courses

PSY 345


ENG 201, PSY 242, and junior standing or above