Andrea L Stone
Examines the changing arena of policy. Topics are relevant to current issues and may include the following: policy and gender; transportation policy in Puget Sound; policies of aging; and environmental policy.
Did you know that until the mid-1980's ecstasy was used by psychotherapist while working with their patients, and that there was a time when cocaine could be purchased at the grocery store? This course will delve into the very interesting history of drug policy in the United States, and will cover hot topics relating to current drug policy issues (e.g., the recent debate about lowering the drinking age back to 18, medical marijuana, and the debate about marijuana decriminalization).
Student learning goals
Students will understand the historical importance of U.S. drug policy in shaping the current political landscape.
Students will gain knowledge on both sides of current drug policy debates such as whether or not the Minimum Legal Drinking Age should remain at 21, and the use of medical marijuana.
General method of instruction
The method of instruction for this course will utilize a combination of lecture, discussion, and media.
Class assignments and grading