Discussion Leaders

Topics & Readings

Week 1 – beginning Aug. 24 – What exactly are we studying this semester?

Dr. McClurken

Week 2 – beginning Aug. 31 – Overview(s) of US (& Other) Mental Institutions

Dr. McClurken

 

Project topic & citations of ten significant sources due by start of class on Thursday, Sept. 9.

 

Week 3 – beginning Sept. 7 – The Origins of American Asylums and Psychiatry

Dr. McClurken

 

Week 4 – beginning Sept. 14 – Race, Mental Illness, and the Civil War Era

Allison L. & Chris O.

 

Week 5 – beginning Sept. 21 – 19th-Century Female Reformers and Accounts of Women at Asylum

Parker S. & Bonnie A.

 

Week 6 – beginning Sept. 28 — Mental Institutions & Psychiatry in the 20th Century

Theron G. & Carson B.

 

Week 7 – beginning Oct. 5 – 20th Century Accounts of Women in Mental Institutions

Mallory K. & Erica B. & Janis S.

 

Week 8 – beginning Oct. 12 – Madness in the City 

Chris O. & Allison L.

 

Week 9 – beginning Oct. 19 – Changes in the Post-WWII Era: Deinstitutionalization, PTSD, & Therapy

Jayden J. & Audrey S. & Lyndsey C.

 

Week 10 – beginning Oct. 26 – Race and Mental Illness in the Civil Rights Era

Carson B. & Erica B.

 

Week 11 – beginning Nov. 2 — Pharmacology & treatment

Audrey S. & Griffin N. & Parker S.

 

Week 12 – beginning Nov. 9 – Popular culture and depictions of mental health and its histories 

Lyndsey C. & Jack K. & Theron G.

Week 13 – beginning Nov. 16 – One Look at 21st-Century Mental Health Options

Griffin N. & Jack K. & Janis S.

 

Week 14 – beginning Nov. 23 — Readings to be announced based on sources collected by class over the semester and a chance to discuss anything we have missed.

Mallory K. & Jayden J. & Bonnie A.

 

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