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Oct 27, 2021
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HIS 370 - Drugs in Asian History
Drugs in Asian History
Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to the topic of drugs, both medicinal substances and intoxicants, in Asian history. Both modern medicine and recreational drugs cultures have been shaped by global forces such as imperialism, world trade, commercialization, and capitalism. Through readings, lectures, and discussions focused on Asia, student will consider the role that substances such as opium, tea, and methamphetamines have played in the histories of East and Southeast Asia, particularly since the nineteenth century.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

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