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Department: Mental Health
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Tamar Mendelson
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Examines gender differences in mental health using a lifespan developmental approach. Addresses gender differences in normative development (e.g., socialization of emotion) and in major mental and behavioral disorders (e.g., depression). Also explores the impact of differential exposure and vulnerability to stress on psychological functioning. Implications for intervention and prevention are discussed.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe gender differences in the prevalence and expression of major mental and behavioral disorders
identify ways in which biological and social influences across the lifespan impact gender differences in mental health
demonstrate familiarity with multidisciplinary theories and approaches to the study of gender differences in mental health
synthesize and critically review the literature on a selected topic regarding gender and mental health

Methods of Assessment: Class participation 25%; Critical reading reflections 30%; final paper 45%, a brief paper on a topic relevant to gender differences in mental health, to be approved by the instructor.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thu 06/14/2012 - Thu 06/14/2012
  • Thursday 8:30 - 4:30
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015