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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Aging and Society Specialization in Mental Health and Addiction

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Aging and Society Specialization in Mental Health and Addiction

  • QS World University Rankings
    140
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The specialization in Mental Health and Addiction provides students with opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the relationship between mental health, addiction, and society. It involves examining the links between mental health and wider social processes, including marginalization, the construction of deviance, and the social determinants of health. Through an exploration of healthcare narratives and firsthand accounts grounded in lived experience, students should begin to appreciate the diversity of perspectives within the world of mental health. Students will also gain a solid understanding of mental illness and some of the ways in which social change and other non-biomedical interventions can be harnessed to address issues related to mental health and addiction and to promote well-being.