May 18, 2024  
College Catalog 2024-2025 
College Catalog 2024-2025

PSYC 380 - Community Psychology and Public Health

This course examines the inter-related fields of community psychology and public health psychology. These disciplines share a commitment to the promotion of well-being within a social and cultural context. Interweaving theory, research, and praxis, we interrogate concepts like risk and resilience, empowerment, social connection, and health promotion. We consider sociocultural and political factors that impact mental health, including housing access and eviction policies; health care access; stigma; and structural violence. Throughout the course, we focus on the unique contributions of psychological scholarship to understanding and improving population health. All students participate in a community engagement experience of at least two hours a week to foster a fuller understanding of the course concepts. UP3 course.




 , and   or  ; or two Community and Global Health-related courses drawn from Categories A and/or B. Instructor permission required. Offered most years. (4 Credits)