CMN 440A (H01) - Honors/The Language of Addiction: Stigma, Social Relations, and Drug Use

Honors/CMN, Identity&Addiction

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16233
How does our culture relate to and talk about people who use drugs? Discussions of the ?opioid epidemic? often rely on models of addiction?the ?moral model,? ?disease model,? and ?psychosocial model??that emerge from a view of individuals as self-contained, without taking social contexts into account. As a result, people who use drugs?especially those who inject drugs?are stigmatized as morally bankrupt, disease-ridden, or psychosocially maladjusted individuals. This course will explore how stigma functions as a byproduct of a system of social relations in which various forms of inequality are reproduced through the discourses around drugs. Through readings, discussions, and assignments, we will pull back the veil on language and social relationships to better understand how we think about ourselves, our social institutions, and what we are capable of doing about substance misuse.
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Social Science (Discovery), Honors course
Instructors: Edward Reynolds

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MWF 10:10am - 11:00am HUDD 224A