PSYC*1020 (COMMON / Psychology Program)
Indigenous Mental Health: A Global Perspective
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“IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING FALL 2020 WORK ASSIGNMENTS AND COURSE DELIVERY: When applying for this work assignment, please be aware that the course is being delivered in a remote delivery format. Requirements for Fall 2020 course delivery include: -Course should be designed and delivered within an inclusive and accessible learning environment consistent with the principles of Universal Instructional Design (see: https://opened.uoguelph.ca/student-resources/Universal-Instructional-Design). Please contact Matthew LaGrone at email@example.com should you like to discuss the remote delivery format of this course prior to making an application.”"EQUITY PROVISION: For this work assignment, the University seeks applications from qualified Indigenous applicants. We ask applicants to self-identify within their cover letter in their application"
- In this course, students will learn about challenges faced by Indigenous communities worldwide, with a particular emphasis on the social determinants of mental health. Students will have the opportunity to examine the many distinct Indigenous Peoples throughout the world, who have a great diversity in their histories, religious practices, and socio-political organization. We will study how these groups have shared rapid culture change, marginalization, and absorption into colonial societies with little regard to their autonomy. These cultural dislocations have been linked to high rates of depression, substance abuse, suicide, and violence in many communities. There will be a focus on culture—through language, land, and tradition—as treatment. Students will learn about the great strength and resilience of Indigenous groups.
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