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 Course Title:   Substance Use & Abuse

 Title Abbreviation:   SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE

 Department:    SOC

 Course #:    160

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    451101

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013

 Course Description  

Comprehensive look at drugs, society, and human behavior. The course will examine the various types of drugs (legal and illegal) and their effects on society and the individual.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
WWU HS 440

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the various drugs as to category and effect on the central nervous system
  2. Understand social acceptance and disapproval cross culturally
    • Historically
    • Contemporary views
  3. Understand the social consequences of various types of drug abuse and use (family, job, etc.)
  4. Understand the consequences of enabling in rehabilitative process
  5. Analyze drug treatment/rehabilitation

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Drug use as a social problem
  2. Drug regulations
  3. Types and effects of Drugs (legal and non-legal)
    • On society
    • Biologically
  4. Rehabilitation and prevention