HISTORY 305 - American Addictions
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ID
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Addiction is national news. From the opioid epidemic to overusing smartphones, addiction is at the center of both public and private life today. Each of us has been touched by it—personally, among family and friends, or as part of a wide-ranging conversation made up of scientific studies, intimate confessions, policy debates, and popular media. This course explores these dimensions of addiction in both the past and the present, using history to illuminate current research and the current crisis. Each week, we explore a different substance or behavior from historical and present perspectives, working our way from early anxieties about alcohol abuse or problematic gambling in the nineteenth century to the latest research by social psychologists, neuroscientists, and public health experts. Part of the class is collaborative (students work in teams to write op-eds about crucial issues), while part of it focuses on individual research papers that will address an addiction of the student’s choosing.

Course Requirements:

2 Essays; Online Clicker Questions; Weekly Collaborations; and Participation.

Intended Audience:

Open to students of all levels and majors, this course provides crucial context for science students (including pre-meds), while introducing humanities students to key scientific and medical concepts. “American Addictions” counts for credit in both the History and Psychology Departments

Class Format:

Asynchronous Lectures and Clicker Questions; Synchronous Sections and Collaborations.

Schedule

HISTORY 305 - American Addictions
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
30699
Open
3
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: This course offers a unique blend of synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Tuesday lectures are recorded and available for asynchronous viewing. Thursday lecture time is dedicated to synchronous collaborative writing projects. Weekly Q&A sessions on Zoom (Tuesday, 2-2:20) will also be recorded. All discussion sections will be synchronous.
002 (DIS)
 Online
30700
Closed
0
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
30701
Closed
0
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
 Online
30702
Closed
0
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
005 (DIS)
 Online
30703
Closed
0
 
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
30704
Closed
0
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
30705
Closed
0
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
35756
Closed
0
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
35757
Open
1
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
010 (DIS)
 In Person
35758
Closed
0
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM

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