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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

REL 215 - The Art and Practice of Reading


This course examines addiction using theories from the sociology of health and medicine. We examine the use, abuse, and societal context of alcohol and drugs through a sociological perspective. The goal of this course is to learn how society and political structures are related to individual or group alcohol and drug use. We begin with a social construction perspective on psychoactive chemicals. We then move into discussing the psychological and psychology components of addiction. Finally, we examine how social context can relate to how drugs are viewed, used, abused, and criminalized within particular societies.

Satisfies a Sociology major requirement.
Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought requirement.
Satisfies Justice, Equality, and Commuity requirement.