The History of Alcohol
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 2
  • Tutorial/Seminar: 1

This course explores world history through the lens of alcohol. Alcohol has been everything from a necessary part of the diet, to a sacred element of religious rites, to a celebratory beverage, to a demonized drug. Topics include alcohol in religious life, changing patterns of consumption and production, the rise and fall of prohibition, and changing ideas of alcohol abuse and addiction.