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Drug Wars - OLET2107

Year - 2020

Starting with the US War on Drugs, this OLE introduces the cultural, political, health and economic issues of the international illegal drug trade. It advances an understanding of the global commodity chains, migrations, political decisions, and cultural meanings that imbue drug production, distribution, and consumption. Students will gain an understanding of transnational policy, public health, cultural connections, underground economies and the consequences of legalised narcotic consumption. Students will study cultural texts such as hip hop and HBO TV, and ethnographic research on Afghani poppy farmers, Peruvian coca field workers, and non-violent offenders in American prisons.

2x1hr online content/week, 5x1hr online discussion (includes submitting student's own posts, and reading and responding to other posts)

5x Multiple choice quizzes (25%), 5x100wd Discussion board posts (25%), 1x500wd Essay (50%)


Faculty: University-wide

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: United States Studies Centre
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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