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Tobacco: A general survey of historical and contemporary issues

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Spring 2010
Sociology 98/198
2 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

The class begins on February 2nd!


This course is a general survey of issues revolving around tobacco. Tobacco has been a very large part of human society for much longer than most people realize, and its impacts are widespread in various areas. This course will provide information about these topics as well as experience in the field. The course will start with historical use of tobacco as well as its ethno-medical impact. Then the course will steer toward the rise of the industry and its impacts on the university itself. After this, we will discuss health consequences and detriments of different tobacco use – such as cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, snus, chew, and hookahs. We will also view the evolution of tobacco products and the implications it has on society. Finally, we will comment on tobacco’s impact on society itself, in terms of ethno-racial bias and targeting.


30% Attendance/Participation 
20% Weekly Write-Ups
50% Final Project

How to Enroll:

Please Email us for CCNs. Thanks!

Enrollment is open and will follow a first come, first served basis. However, if an individual has a strong will to take the course, then contacting either facilitator and providing a short statement of desire may grant access.


Course Contact: tritgarg AT


Faculty Sponsor: Robb Willer

Time & Location:

Section 3Abiram Bala
Trit Garg
35242 DwinelleTu 5p-7p2/02full

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