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Attend a Local or Campus Mental Health Lecture/Seminar

General Education Capstone Course

Event Details and Guideline Form

Event Title: Attend a local or campus Mental Health Lecture/Seminar

Gen. Ed. Category Event should be listed under: Social Sciences

SCC Competency addressed by event: Explain social institutions, structure and processes across a range of historical periods, places and/or cultures.

Managing Information: Obtain information from a variety of sources and be able to critically analyze and evaluate the information for accuracy and relevance.

Higher Order Thinking: Make and defend conclusions using relevant evidence and reasoned arguments.

Guidelines for accomplishment of event:

Attend a local or campus event related to mental illness. There are many different seminar-type events on campus such as Suicide Awareness events; speakers from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, etc. NAMI representatives come to campus once a year to present personal accounts of struggles with mental illness. Research what the community offers through hospitals and mental health organizations and attend a lecture.

Write a minimum four-page summary and critical analysis of what you heard, understood, and learned from the experience. Research the specific topic and explain current medical advances. lingering social stigmas related to the illness, emotional and physical tolls taken on within a family dealing with the illness, etc. 

Contact information available on the SCC Sophomore Portfolio (Capstone) website.

SCC Event Creators: Beth Finders, Psychology Department,  bfinders@stchas.edu

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Did essay fulfill SCC competency?     YES            NO           PARTIALLY

Did essay fulfill event guidelines?      YES            NO            PARTIALLY