HC 231H: Mental Illness in Ancient Cultures

Professor: Shoshana Kewesky

4.00 credits

  • CRN 26167: Tuesday & Thursday, 0815-0945 @ REMOTE

This course explores a range of classical 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. From ancient, classical, and medieval cultures, we will explore cross-cultural comparisons and contrasts, and seek the roots of modern psychiatry and psychology.