21A.305[J] 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[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by A. Moran-Thomas.

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

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 21A.305[J] was rated 6.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Undergraduate Subjects site.

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