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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: ANT                                     Course Number: 264                                    
Course Title: Anthropology of Alcohol Use
Subject: Anthropology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


Study of the role of alcohol and use of alcoholic beverages in different cultures, with special attention to non-urban, non-industrial cultures outside the mainstream of Western civilization. The course examines how cultural beliefs and values define the meaning of alcohol and influence drinking behavior; e.g., in religious and secular contexts; the culturally regulated use of alcohol to produce non-ordinary states of consciousness; and the use of alcohol to cope with culturally induced stresses, especially stresses associated with culture change and disorganization.

Prerequisite: ENG 101 and sophomore standing or above
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: