Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

SOC 210 Drugs and Society

Spring

This course examines patterns of drug use in America, with a focus on shifting cultural, socioeconomic, and political meanings attached to drug use throughout U.S. history. We will investigate the significance of drugs and drug use at the individual, interpersonal, and institutional levels of society. Attention will be given to the complex legal history of drug use; the relationship between drugs and the criminal justice system; the impact of the medicalization of human behavior on patterns of drug use; and diverse perspectives on drug treatment and prevention strategies. Prerequisite: SOC 100  

3 credit hours