SOCY 3304 U.S. Drug Policy at Home and Abroad
3 hours; 3 credits
Development of U.S. drug policy from the early 20th century through the contemporary era, with attention to both domestic and international dynamics of these policies. Role of drug policy as a mechanism for regulating marginal social groups, immigration, and economic interests in the U.S. and other countries. Impact of U.S. drug policy and drug control strategies on population and economic development. Relationship between drug policy, social constructions of race, gender and class, and larger patterns of social and economic change.
Prerequisite: Sociology *1101  or permission of the chairperson.
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