2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PY 270 - Gender, Culture, and Madness

(3.00 cr.)

A study of the foundational connections between literature and psychology, this course explores the relationship between creativity and mental illness. Throughout history and across cultures, the label of "madness" has often been applied to women and men whose gender identities, emotions, and behaviors fall outside social norms. Through case studies of American authors, many of whom were hospitalized for mental illness, the course examines how gender constructs and values continue to shape definitions of mental health and illness.  Fulfills both the EN 200-level requirement and the second social science core requirement.  Fulfills Group VI requirement for PY majors. Same course as EN 206 .

Prerequisite: EN 101  and PY 101 .
Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
Years Typically Offered: Annually

Interdisciplinary Studies: IG

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