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Language, Social and Political Sciences
This course will engage with debates and issues associated with mental health, mental illness and addictions. It will consider: differing approaches to 'madness'; critiques of the war on drugs; debates around psychotropic medications; Maori and indigenous perspectives on mental health; policy debates relating to mental health and addictions; global differences in the expression of mental distress; mental health consumers movements; and social and cultural determinants of mental health.
30 points of SOCI including 15 points at 200 level; OR 30 points of ANTH including 15 points at 200 level; OR 30 points of SOCI or ANTH at 200 level; OR 30 points of 200 level HLTH, PSYC, HRSV or EDUC; OR 60 points in related subjects including 30 points at 200 level with the approval of the Head of Department.