21A.305 Drugs, Politics, and Culture

Class Info

Explores the relationship between drugs and society in a cross-cultural perspective, looking at intersections between drugs and phenomena such as poverty, religion, technology, colonialism, conflict, and global capitalism. Examines histories behind the use and abuse of various substances, including opium, cocaine, and prescription pharmaceuticals. Considers why different societies prohibit and sanction different drugs; the politics of markets and clinical trials; and how social conditions affect the circulation of medicines in global health. Limited to 25.

This class has no prerequisites.

21A.305 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by A. Moran-Thomas.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in E53-354.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

You can find more information at the Undergraduate Subjects site or on the 21A.305 Stellar site.

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