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Liberal Studies 150: The Opioid Crisis

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Date Topic & Subtopics Faculty
Jan 23 Introduction
  • Is there a problem?
  • What is its scope?
  • Who does it affect?
  • Where is it found?

T. Schmeling
S. Dixon
Jan 30 What is Addiction?
  • Biological Models
  • Psychological Models
  • Philosophical Models

E. Hall
A. Berg
B. Lewis
Feb 6 Images of Addiction
  • Art
  • Literature
  • Film

M. Reddy
R. Sibielski
Feb 13 Global and Historical Contexts
  • Evolutionary
  • Global
  • Historical

M. Baker
E. Pfeiffer
M. Arthur
Feb 20 Regulatory and Economic Contexts
  • Government Regulation
  • Advertising
  • Economics & business

T. Schmeling
V. Endress
C. Connolly
Feb 27 Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic I
  • Personal consequences
  • Family consequences

J. Kamenetsky
L. Wachtel
F. Reamer
Mar 13 Snow Day--no class meeting
Mar 20 Responses to Drug Crises
  • Government policy
  • Screening & health care

S. Oliveira
C. Dorval
Mar 27 Treatment
  • Harm reduction
  • Treatment
  • Advertising & Education

E. Edelman
J. Spas
V. Endress
April 3 Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic II
  • Social
  • Public Health
  • Health Care
  • Economic

D. Ciambrone
L. Blanchette
J. Costello
Apr 10 Solutions
  • Litigation
  • Policy Responses

T. Schmeling
T. Coderre

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