SociologySOCY127P Sociology of Drugs, Botanicals and Pharmaceuticals

Engages the social, historical, and economic trajectories of the drugs, illicit and licit, botanical and pharmaceutical within U.S. society. Through an examination of case studies, and other texts of encounter, explores how international, state, and local actors mediate as interlocutors between globalized interests, local knowledges, and the molecules we have increasingly come to know, ingest, and incorporate. Enrollment restricted to junior and senior sociology, biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, community studies, Latin American/sociology combined, and global information and social enterprise majors, proposed majors, and minors.


Prerequisite(s): SOCY 1 or SOCY 10 or SOCY 15; or by permission of the instructor.



Quarter offered



James Battle