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2021-2022 Catalog

FYS 174 This IsYour Brain on Drugs

How does our culture view drugs, drug use, and the effects of drugs on our brains and behavior? In this course we will consider a range of perspectives on the issue from biology, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. We will also consider how scientific and popular debates have changed over time. Working in small groups, students will research a specific drug and at the end of term present their case for legalizing the drug or not.