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Course Description:

Examine the mental health consequences of disaster on individuals and their communities. Topics to be explored include: changing definitions of disaster, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, mental health intervention strategies, research and information technology sources related to mental health and disaster. Students will read three texts, perform website research, watch feature films, become familiar with major research journals and professional disaster mental health organizations and prepare a final research paper or project. Students studying in the areas of Community and Human Services, Human Development, Business Studies, Criminal Justice and Emergency Management will benefit from this study.

Prerequisites: introductory course in one of the following: Human Development, Human Services, Criminal Justice, Emergency Management or Sociology.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Social Sciences.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Social Sciences-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) :

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