HD 4770

HD 4770

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course will explore psychopathology by pairing literary descriptions of common disorders with psychological research. By examining mental illness through the lens of popular writing, we will explore the shifting cultural understanding and interpretations for disorders. We will also explore how writers' accounts of mental illness adhere (purposely or not) to DSM diagnostic criteria and empirically validated research. Authors include William Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Plath, William Styron, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Eugene O'Neill, and John Updike.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 20 seniors, juniors, or graduate students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: HD 1150 or Introduction to Psychology.

Distribution Category (SBA-HE)

Comments Co-meets with HD 6710.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HD 6710

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17964 HD 4770   SEM 101

  • Pre-requisite: HD 1150 or Intro to PSYCH.