Commodities and Addiction|
Fall 2022 not offered
This course will examine several commodities that have often been described as addictive. We will use a case study approach and focus on the following substances: tobacco, sugar, opiates, and alcohol. We will also consider the history of the concepts of addiction and addiction treatment. The course will be largely focused on United States history but will also consider the global history of the production of these substances and the development of global consumer markets. Some of the subjects that we will discuss include colonization, slavery, agricultural and environmental history, advertising, public health, and criminalization of substance use.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HRAD-MN)(SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
Readings may include selections from Marcy Norton, Sarah Milov, Allan Brandt, Sidney Mintz, Richard Dunn, Anthony Hatch, David Courtwright, Eric Schneider, Lisa McGirr, Claire Clark, Caroline Acker, and others.
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Attendance and participation, two 3-4 page papers, one longer final paper
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