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Course Title Mental Health and Society
Conestoga Course Code PSYC1200
Host College Conestoga College
OntarioLearn Course Code CG-PSYC1200
Start Date 01/14/2020
End Date 04/21/2020
Course Fee $385.92
Hours 42
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Course Description This course focuses on a multi-disciplinary examination of the ways in which mental health and addiction are viewed by society and how these perceptions influence society's response to the practical and socio-political aspects of mental illness. Students will examine personal attitudes, societal myths, and stereotypes related to mental illness and addiction. Students will be challenged to critically reflect upon how their personal orientations and resulting behaviours about mental illness, addiction, and wellness impact their cultural, societal and political beliefs. Drawing on literature, arts, politics, media, medicine, and the social sciences, students will critically examine mental illness and addiction as a social construct and contrast and compare assumptions of agency, normalcy, treatment, and recovery. Students will also learn firsthand from those with mental illness, evaluate the effects of mental illness in special populations including Indigenous people and the elderly, and apply their learning through health simulation activities. Finally, students will explore ways that those affected by mental illness and addiction construct and assess themselves.
Midterm Exam Format No exam requirement
Final Exam Format Online-no supervision requirement
Final Exam Group 01/14/2020 
Other Evaluation Details Content Quizzes 20%, Report 20%, Discussions 18%, Essay 22%, Final Exam 20%
Minimum Passing Mark 55
Mandatory Chats No
Mandatory Group Work No
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Platform d2l/brightspace
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Textbook Information No textbook required.
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