HC 231H: Mental Illness in Ancient Cultures

Professor: Shoshana Kerewsky

4.00 credits

• CRN 13098: Tuesday & Thursday, 0815-0945 @ This course will be held remotely

This course explores a range of pre-modern civilizations’ descriptions of mental health and mental illness, their physical and supernatural/religious explanations for emotional and behavioral deviance, and how people with non-normative experiences were treated by their communities. We will seek cross-cultural comparisons and contrasts, and look for the roots of modern psychiatry and psychology.