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Mind, "Madness" and Society: An Introduction to the Sociology of Mental Illness

Undergraduate | LTU-SOC3001 | 2024

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Enrol by
21 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks
Start dates
29 July 2024

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Mind, "Madness" and Society: An Introduction to the Sociology of Mental Illness

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Apply sociological concepts to understanding and analysing mental health and illness.
    2. Critically analyse key concepts and theories in the sociology of mental health and illness.
    3. Summarise and evaluate research and arguments on a specific topic in the sociology of mental health and illness at the appropriate level
    4. Demonstrate awareness of lived experience of mental ill-health and family care-giving.

Entry requirements


Prerequisites: Students must have completed 30 credit points of Level two subjects.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed SOC2MIN (Mind, "Madness" and Society: An Introduction to the Sociology of Mental Illness) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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