Themes in Humanities: Mental Health
many in the industrialized world mental well-being is a goal as pressing as it
is elusive. Are we really sicker than we have been before? What is mental
illness? What is mental health? Does our society make us sick? Our physical
environment? Is mental illness genetic and physical in basis? Is it a
by-product of our personal development or have sufferers simply lost a genetic
lottery? Are all these factors in play at some point? Does mental illness even
exist except in relation to a given societies’ need to police behavior? Does it
have a definition that is universal and cross cultural? Humanities 2010 will explore this question
using material from various periods of history and various societies around the
world. We will explore the boundaries between literature, philosophy,
psychology and social history. Humanities 2010. This course will be open to
the general public (adult learners welcome!) and will be held at the Corner
Brook Public Library.
Dates & times: January 4-April 6, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Location: Corner Brook Public Library
Fee: Personal enrichment: free: Community Participation Certificate*: $75
*The Community Participation Certificate requires completion of an assignment.