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Themes in Humanities: Mental Health

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Themes in Humanities: Mental Health
Humanities 2010

For 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

Register: http://app.bookking.ca/bkgrenfellpub/

*The Community Participation Certificate requires completion of an assignment.

Grenfell Office of Engagement

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS235
Phone: (709) 637-6208
Email: engagement@grenfell.mun.ca