2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Nov 23, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue
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HS 464 - Seminar: Social and Political History of Alcohol and Drugs in America

(3.00 cr.)

Psychoactive substances, both legal and illegal, have been integral components of economic, cultural, social, and political life in the United States. Focusing on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, topics include the social and class functions of drinking and bar culture; gender and alcohol; the rise of drugs in modern culture; temperance reform; successes and failures of alcohol and narcotics regulation and prohibition; and the contradictory postwar developments of a diseased-based, therapeutic model of drug and alcohol dependency; and the popularity of alcohol and drugs in consumer society and counterculture. Written or electronic permission of the instructor.

Prerequisite: One HS 100-level course, one HS 300-level course.
Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
Years Typically Offered: Varies



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