Term: Spring 2021 - UNHM Credit (15 weeks) (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|2/1/2021||5/11/2021||F||12:01pm - 2:50pm||ONLINE|
Public discourse regarding addiction has made the definition of “drugs” take on new forms. Food, opioids, sugar, sex, legal stimulants, marijuana, screens, medicinal vs. recreational … There is much to consider, especially given the myriad mixed messages regarding substance use in our media. This course will explore these dynamics, along with the history of illicit drugs, our cultural relationship to altered consciousness, diagnostic features, and treatment for Substance Use Disorders. Ultimately the course will reflect on narratives of addiction and how they impact policy and interpersonal relationships.