Drugs and Media

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Drugs and Media

Fall 2021

Taught By: Usman Shaukat

Section: A

CRN: 5899

Credits: 3

From narcotics and the international drug trade, antidepressants, addiction treatments, and youth-targeted "club drugs," to PrEP and HIV prevention and flibanserin (the "female viagra") this course examines representations of drug production, use, and exchange in a variety of media forms (fictional, advertorial, and journalistic), and interrogates how these representation intersect with larger questions regarding power, difference, embodiment. Organized thematically, topic will include gendering drugs; race, criminality and moral panic; and homosexuality and perceptions of promiscuity. The class readings with draw upon a range of critical and analytical approaches and conclude with an exploration of the links between the media’s representations of drugs with questions of legality and public policy.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 11:22pm 12/6/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 617

Date Range: 9/2/2021 - 12/16/2021