STUDIES IN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY (VARIABLE TOPIC)
2018 Spring Term
Intensive study of a major theme in social and cultural history emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches to complex historical issues. The particular topic of the course will be published before registration.
Other Requirements: PREREQ: JUNIOR STANDING OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
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|Section Details||Meeting Details & Topic||Instructor||Syllabus|
|01/22 - 05/11 (1)||W 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM||
|DRUGS, DRINKING, AND HISTORY|
|This course will cover the global social, economic, cultural, and gender history of drugs and alcohol from prehistory to the present. Specific topics include the prehistoric invention of brewing, beer and wine in ancient Greece and Rome, spirits in colonial America, the Opium Wars, Prohibition, the rise of the global cocaine trade, shebeen (speakeasy) culture in apartheid-era South Africa, and the Superbowl.|