ILC 289K - Depression, Trauma, & Lit

ILC 289K - Depression, Trauma, & Lit

4.00 Cr
An Integrative Learning Course for which students receive CORE credit in both literature and social sciences (psychology). How do we diagnose a mental illness? How are symptoms of mental illness portrayed in literature? Depression, Trauma and Madness (ILC289-K) will examine the ways in which psychology and literature both overlap and diverge on the subject of mental illness. The course will consist of a conversation between literary texts that portray mental illnesses and psychologists' current understanding of those illnesses. The course will focus on comparing and contrasting current diagnostics for many common psychological disorders and how certain disorders are reflected in literature. The course will have distinct units with specific texts used to highlight important aspects of depression, trauma and madness.
Term: 
2020SP
Method: 
LEC
LEC2
Faculty: 
Graham, Loren
Honzel, Nikki