This course considers the range of multicultural and gender issues involving physical and mental health conditions. It is also designed to promote cultural competence in diagnosis, treatment and research strategies. In the context of this course, culture encompasses race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender, age, and disability. Information about the background of many cultural groups will be provided. Students will learn how culture influences human behavior and the conceptualization of psychopathology, and they also will explore how their own culture may influence their views of health. Pre-req: PSY 205 or 209 or an equivalent introduction to psychology course.
Semesters: Fall, Spring