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CMJ 370 - Drugs in America

This course will place a heavy emphasis on the cultural, social, economic, and carceral consequences of US drug policy formation as well as the enforcement of these laws by governmental agencies. It will also place an emphasis on public and personal perceptions which impact our understandings, and misunderstandings, of what constitutes 'drug use', who a 'drug user' is, and what 'drug use' means to various US sub-populations. In addition, it will provide a history of US illicit drug use, with an emphasis on cultural socio-demographics, and how immigration policy has influenced our current legal system as it related to illicit substances.

Credit Hours: 3.00

Course Fees: $0.00

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