Course Description

Global Mental Health, GLBH 171R

Enrollment and waitlists for Winter Quarter 2024 will CLOSE on January 8, 2024 at 5:00pm.

Global Mental Health (GMH) is a field of research, practice, and advocacy prioritizing mental health for all persons and communities worldwide. GMH recognizes mental, neurological, or substance use disorders as the leading causes of disability worldwide and works to counteract social stigma and discrimination commonly associated with such conditions. The course introduces this interdisciplinary field based on analysis of and writing about critical sources from the relevant scholarly literature.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC San Diego, GLBH

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
Upper Division Unit Credit (see your Academic Advisor)

UC Riverside:
Unit Credit

UC San Diego:
General Education: Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Social Science; Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC/AS, Transfer students may use for UD noncontiguous GE depending on major

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Cruz:
Major Requirement: May be used to satisfy a Community Studies topical requirement, limit one outside course taken to meet major requirements per student; For General Psychology: Can be used to satisfy one of the Additional Upper Division Psychology Course requirements in the area of Clinical-Personality area. For Intensive Psychology: Can be used to satisfy the Second Clinical-Personality Psychology requirement.


Junior or senior-level standing required.

More About The Course

Additional information about the field of Global Mental Health can be found at the website for UC San Diego Center for Global Mental Health: and Instagram account:

Course Creator

Janis Jenkins
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