GENDER AND MENTAL HEALTH Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe gender differences in the prevalence and expression of major mental and behavioral disorders
- identify ways in which biological and social influences across the lifespan impact gender differences in mental health
- demonstrate familiarity with multidisciplinary theories and approaches to the study of gender differences in mental health
- synthesize and critically review the literature on a selected topic regarding gender and mental health
Examines gender differences in critical areas of mental health using a lifespan developmental approach. Explores the influence of both “nature” and “nurture” using multiple theoretical perspectives. Addresses gender differences in normative development (e.g., socialization of emotion) and in major mental and behavioral disorders (e.g., depression, post-traumatic stress disorder). Explores the impact of differential exposure and vulnerability to social stress on psychological functioning. Includes topics such as gender-based violence and LGBT mental health. Discusses implications for intervention and prevention.
Students in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: 10% Class attendance and participation 10% Lead class discussion 20% Group debate 20% Brief critical reading 40% Final paper
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
Disability Support Services
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