Psychedelic Science & Mysticism

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Anthropology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Psychedelic Science&Mysticism

Spring 2022

Taught By: Nicolas Langlitz

Section: A

CRN: 10890

Credits: 4

Psychedelics have returned into mainstream science, seem at the brink of being approved as medicines, and are rapidly regaining popularity not just in American culture. This course examines the psychedelic renaissance historically and ethnographically: How does it differ from the first wave of enthusiasm in the 1950s and 1960s? And how do American uses of these wondrous drugs differ from those in other cultures? While the course will explore these broad cultural contexts, it will put special emphasis on the medical and biosciences that have served as vehicles to relegitimate psychedelics. Thus, the course will also introduce students to basic concepts in Science & Technology Studies, but it will also ask what the role of social research and the humanities might be in the revival of psychedelic research.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Anthropology (LANT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:20pm 1/24/2022 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1108

Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/16/2022