Fall 2020

Drugs and Society

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as SOCI-243

Formerly listed as: SOCI-43

Moodle site: Course


Jerome L. Himmelstein (Section 01)


This course examines the use and control of mood-altering drugs in the United States today from a sociological and critical perspective. The issues we examine include the strange confluence of legal and illegal drugs in the making of the opioid “epidemic” and the ongoing effort to criticize and reform the “War on Drugs.”

Limited to 20 students. Fall semester. Professor Himmelstein.

If Overenrolled: department majors will have preference


Online Only


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020