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2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
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HIS 324-01 - Illicit Medicine

4 credits (Fall)
In the US, laws and licensing bodies have regulated medicine since the early 19th century. Looking at examples of medicinal practices and products that have been or currently are considered “illicit” permits us to see how this regulation has been shaped by broader cultural, social, and political factors. This seminar examines the histories of illicit medicines in the United States as windows into national - and sometimes global – history. Students will complete a substantial research project using a combination of primary and secondary sources.

Prerequisite: Any 200-level history course. Priority will be given to students who have taken at least one of the following: HIS 223 , ANT 210 , SOC 265 .
Instructor: Prevost