Teaching Points: “Women and Addiction: A Feminist Perspective”

Editor’s Note: In the third installment in Points’ back-to-school celebration of teaching, Sarah Carnahan, candidate for an MSW and a PhD at Ohio State University, discusses the class “Women and Addiction: A Feminist Perspective.”  The syllabus is below; her discussion of the issues arising from the class will appear tomorrow. Carnahan’s work focuses on theContinue reading “Teaching Points: “Women and Addiction: A Feminist Perspective””

Teaching Points: “Hooked: Addiction in American Culture”: Commentary on the Class

In the second half of her post to the “Teaching Points” series, Contributing Editor Michelle McClellan reflects on how interdisciplinarity works–and doesn’t– in the undergraduate classroom. “So how many of these drugs have you done?”  It was the first day of class, and the question came from a student who was clearly much hipper thanContinue reading “Teaching Points: “Hooked: Addiction in American Culture”: Commentary on the Class”

Teaching Points: “Hooked: Addiction in American Culture”

Editor’s Note: This week brings the second installment in Points’ back-to-school series on teaching the history of alcohol and drugs.  Last week, Joseph Gabriel discussed using a History of Science approach to the topic in a seminar for medical students and PhD students in History.  This week, historian Michelle McClellan presents a more…well, point-ed approachContinue reading “Teaching Points: “Hooked: Addiction in American Culture””

Teaching Points: Culture, Medicine, & Society: Commentary on the Class

Editor’s Note: In the second part of our inaugural post to the “Teaching Points” series, Contributing Editor Joe Gabriel ruminates on teaching to both medical students and PhD candidates in the humanities. Yesterday I posted the syllabus to a class I taught for the history department here at Florida State. As I mentioned, I’m actuallyContinue reading “Teaching Points: Culture, Medicine, & Society: Commentary on the Class”

Teaching Points: Culture, Medicine, & Society: A Graduate Course in the History of Medicine

Editor’s Note: Building on successful contributions by Eoin Cannon and Caroline Acker, Points this week inaugurates a five-part series that looks at teaching alcohol and drugs as history, culture, and policy issue.  Each week we’ll feature two posts on the topic: a complete syllabus, followed by the instructor’s comments, questions, and musings on the teachingContinue reading “Teaching Points: Culture, Medicine, & Society: A Graduate Course in the History of Medicine”

More Dispatches from Buffalo: Regulating Alcohol

H2: Regulating Alcohol in the 20th Century and I1: American Alcohol Policy These two sessions at the Buffalo conference demonstrate how various regulatory systems—including law and policy but also market forces and spatial relationships—interact to shape the availability of alcohol, and also its normalization, in a specific time and place.  I found much to thinkContinue reading “More Dispatches from Buffalo: Regulating Alcohol”

Teaching a Drugs and Germs Course (At Last I Join You All!)

In the fall of 2010 I designed and taught a graduate course called Drugs and Germs in Global History and Empire. The course began in the period just before the European voyages of exploration and ended in the late twentieth century. It followed drugs across oceans and borders from when they became important commodities in the emergingContinue reading “Teaching a Drugs and Germs Course (At Last I Join You All!)”

Teaching Drugs and Alcohol through the Filter of Student Life

In his second week as a Points Guest Blogger, Eoin Cannon reflects on the difficulties of talking intelligently about addiction with a roomful of undergraduates who may still be hungover from the night before. Last fall, I taught a course called “Stories of Addiction” for my university’s Freshman Seminar program. It was the first opportunityContinue reading “Teaching Drugs and Alcohol through the Filter of Student Life”

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