This course is a study of models of man with normal behavior and mental disorders. Students will study the standards of mental health and how they have changed over the years – how mood- altering drugs affect the mentally handicapped. A thorough understanding by the perspective teacher of mental health is gained by engaging community mental health organizations and a presentation concerning mental health issues. The course includes topics on stress and lifestyle, gender differences, life/ death decisions, suicide, and child abuse. Small groups are utilized for discussion, field trips will be planned, and study will be done through audio-visual aids.
Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.