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PSCI 305 Poverty and Mental Health

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  • Spring 2017
    John Walker
    Spring 2017 — MW 9:00 - 10:15

    This course will discuss on some of the major issues of contemporary poverty and mental health.Topics will include post-incarcerative re-adjustments, post-traumatic stress and military veterans, the black church as a therapeutic center, the effect of music on depression and other forms of mental hygiene, historical and contemporary mental health issues and immigration, and domestic violence, child abuse, suicidal ideation and its impact on the poor black family. Wherever relevant, patterns of racism and substance abuse will also be discussed. Students will be expected to attend each session, engage in verbal discussion with instructor and guest presenters, and through the composition of a personal paper demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to a poor urban community.