Schedule of Classes Course Description

Medgar Evers College
Course Prefix: ECON                                     Course Number: 430                                    
Course Title: War On Drugs: History, Economics & Public Policy
Subject: Economics
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


In this course, students will study government policies to fight illicit drugs. Specifically, the course uses the history, economics, and politics of opium and cocaine to bring interdisciplinary studies to the classroom. It will involve a comparative examination of many aspects of historic and contemporary drug policies in the U.S. and in other countries worldwide especially where usage and supply and demand are concerned. This course will cover both how culture affected the use of drugs and attitudes toward them and how it serves as key to the changing intellectual, social, economic, and political landscape worldwide.

Prerequisite: SSC 101
Start Date:    06/30/2013                         End Date: