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ANTH 102: Being Human: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology

The nature of culture and humans as culture-bearing animals. The range of cultural phenomena including language, social organization, religion, and culture change, and the relevance of anthropology for contemporary social, economic, and ecological problems.

Dates: May 14-June 1, 2018

Session: May Term

Time: MTuWThF 9:30a-12:00p

Instructor: Jing Wang

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Anthropology, New 2018 Summer

ANTH 335: Illegal Drugs and Society

This course provides perspectives on illegal drug use informed by the social, political and economic dimensions of the issues. Framed by the history, epidemiology, and medical consequences of drug use, students will confront the complex challenges posed by addiction. Anthropological research conducted in the U.S. and cross-culturally will demonstrate, elaborate and juxtapose various clinical, public health, and law enforcement policies and perspectives. Topics examined will include: why exclusively using a bio-medical model of addiction is inadequate; how effective is the war on drugs; what prevention, intervention and treatment efforts work; and various ideological/moral perspectives on illegal drug use.

Dates: June 18-July 30, 2018

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: MW 10:30a-1:30p

Instructor: Allison Schlosser

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Anthropology, New 2018 Summer

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