Culture, Mental Health and Psychiatry
While mental illness has recently been framed in largely neurobiological terms as "brain disease", there has also been an increasing awareness of the contingency of psychiatric diagnoses. In this course, we will draw upon readings from medical anthropology and other disciplines to examine this paradox and to examine mental health and illness as a set of subjective experiences, social processes and objects of knowledge and intervention. This summer's session will focus on mental health and illness in higher education. Students will take part in a collaborative research project on experiences and representations of mental illness and disability among undergraduates. Students should be enrolled in or already have taken their social sciences core courses.
High School Students
Comparative Human Development
and Social Studies of Science and Medicine
- Eligibility: current high school sophomores and juniors, 14 years and older (unless clearly stated otherwise); current College undergraduate students; and visiting undergraduate students.
- The Priority application deadline is February 2. Students who apply by the Priority application deadline will have their $50 application fee waived. Any applications received after the Priority deadline will be admitted using rolling admission and will require a $50 application fee.
- International students who will require a visa to attend, applications will be considered no later than April 2 in order to allow enough time to complete the visa application process.
- Rolling admissions: courses fill quickly, so submit your complete application as soon as possible.
- Orientation for high school students is July 7-8.
Tuition is $4,085 per course. (Full-time registration is two courses taken during the same session.)
Additional fees apply; housing and dining costs not included.
Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for high school students can be found here.
Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for undergraduates can be found here.