Psychedelic Science & Mysticism

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Anthropology

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Psychedelic Science&Mysticism
Fall 2024
Taught By: Nicolas Langlitz
Section: A

CRN: 15891

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 (ANT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 3:46am EDT 6/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday, Friday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/28/2024 - 12/13/2024