Course Description

"Offers a critical examination of the 'War on Drugs' in the United States through the lenses of health, science, and social policy, with particular attention to the cultural impact of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and geography. Drawing on documentaries, media reports, social science research, and original source material, this course surveys long-standing battles about alcohol and drug use in the United States via case studies including the Prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s, the response to crack in the 1980s, the current opiate epidemic, and modern-day debates over marijuana decriminalization and legalization."


This course is available for undergraduate credit. Students must possess a high school diploma and must be an adult age 18 or older to participate.
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