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Fall 2023
Dec 09, 2023
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ANTH 402 - Anthropology of Drug Use
The consumption of psycho-active substances, or drugs, is hypothesized to be a critical factor in shaping the evolution of Homo sapiens, including both the development of physiological traits that enable consumption of such substances, behavioral adaptations across the lifespan, and the emergence of cultural traits that exist across human societies, such as religious rituals. In modern times, human drug use is a controversial and complicated topic, often having significant impact on individuals' lives, families, and communities. This course will explore the history of anthropological research on drug use, evolutionary perspectives, and cross-cultural research to understand human drug use through the lens of biocultural anthropology. Prerequisites: ANTH 101, ANTH 105, ANTH 111, or ANTH 207
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Fixed Times (Synch), Online (Asynchronous), Study Abroad

Anthropology Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

Undergraduate level ANTH 101 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level ANTH 105 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level ANTH 111 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level ANTH 207 Minimum Grade of D-

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