Drugs and Alcohol in Society
Session
Six Week - First
Class Number
1191
Career
Undergraduate
Units
3 units
Grading
Description
The course provides an overview of causes and consequences of alcohol and drug abuse from the sociological perspective. The effects of society, family, peers, ethnicity and the media on alcohol, tobacco,and drug use will be discussed along with the historical framework of individual drugs. Additionally, theories of addiction, theories of use, use within subcultures, drug policy, and the relationship between substance abuse and crime will be examined. Discussion of controversial issues will include drug testing in social institutions, harm reduction, and legalization. Recommended Preparation: SOCY 101 or PSYC 100 or ANTH 211.
Notes
This is a fully online course. It requires reliable internet access and computer literacy; and the ability to self-manage independent learning assignments according to deadlines. In place of classroom activities, online work may include independent mastery assignments, discussion boards, videos with quizzes, writing assignments, and other active learning experiences. Students are responsible for completing these online learning experiences by the specified deadlines and in accordance with instructor requirements.
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Class Details
Instructor(s)
Kathryn Hemmis
Meets
TBA
Dates
06/01/2021 - 07/09/2021
Room
WEB
Instruction Mode
Online
Campus
Main Campus
Location
Univ of MD, Baltimore County
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
12
Seats Open
18
Class Capacity
30
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
30