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Oct 24, 2021
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SOC 311 - Drugs & Society
Drugs & Society
Prerequisites: None

The purpose of this course is to critically examine drugs and drug use from a sociological perspective. Topics include the effects of drugs, theories of drug use, consequences of drug use, and the historical evolution of American drug laws and attitudes toward drugs. Attention will also be given to the social construction of drug scares, as we examine how various social institutions (e.g., mass media, polity, economy, science) contribute to public and legal definition of drugs. We will also analyze some of the popular myths and misunderstandings about drugs and drug users.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Non Credit

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