Minor in Sociology and Social Anthropology of Critical Health Studies - The Sociology of Addiction: Drugs, Health and Society SOSA 3148   The Sociology of Addiction: Drugs, Health and Society
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course explores how the meaning and significance of various drug-taking practices and addictive experiences are shaped by the social, cultural, political and economic contexts in which they take place. It also examines how perceptions of different drugs and addictions have changed over time, and how complex and competing political, cultural and economic forces shape drug law and policy. The general aim of the course is to de-individualize and de-pathologize drug use and addiction, to better understand and address their health consequences.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: One SOSA 1000 level course or FYP, SOSA 2503 or for MedSci Students