SOCI 270: Drugs, Society and Behavior, Spring 2018

Note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change. Any changes will be highlighted in red.

DSHB stands for the textbook name, “Drugs, Society and Human Behavior” (15th ed)
** HP stands for Carl Hart’s biography, titled “High Price.”

I. Defining and Regulating Drugs
                                               

1. Jan 16, 18: Introduction to Drug Use
Acquire textbook (DSHB*) and biography (HP**);
read DSHB Chapter 1, HP Author’s Note and
Prologue (p. xi - 8)

2. Jan 23, 25: Drugs and Society
Read DSHB Chapter 2 & HP Chapter 1,2 (p. 9 -41)
Do Online Activity 1 by Friday 5pm

3. Jan 30, Feb 1: Drug Policy (Government and Drugs)
Read DSHB Chapter 3 & HP Chapter 3,4 (p. 42-82)
Do Online Activity 2 by Friday 5pm

II. Psychopharmacology (How Drugs Work)

4. Feb 6, 8: The Central Nervous System
Read DSHB Chapter 4 & HP Chapter 5 (p. 83-101)
Do Online Activity 3 by Friday 5pm

5. Feb 13, 15: The Actions of Drugs
Read DSHB Chapter 5 & HP Chapter 6 (p. 102-124)
Do Online Activity 4 by Friday 5pm

6. Feb 20, 22: Treating Substance Use Disorders
Read DSHB Chapter 18 & HP Chap 7 (p.125-142)
Do Online Activity 5 by Friday 5pm

7. Feb 27, Mar 1: Midterm Week
**Midterm Exam, Thursday Mar 1

         ~ SPRING BREAK MARCH 5 - 9 ~


III. The Familiar Drugs

8. Mar 6, 8: Stimulants and Caffeine
Read DSHB Chaps 6, 11    

9. Mar 20, 22: Depressants and Inhalants
Read DSHB Chap 7 & HP Chaps 8,9 (p.143-196)
Do Online Activity 6 by Friday 5pm

10. Mar 27, 29: Alcohol
Read DSHB Chap 9 & HP Chaps 10,11 (p.197-237)
Do Online Activity 7 by Friday 5pm

11. Apr 3, 5: Tobacco
Read DSHB Chap 10 & HP Chaps 12,13 (p.238-276)
Do Online Activity 8 by Friday 5pm


IV. The Restricted Drugs


12. Apr 10, 12:
Opioids
Read DSHB Chap 13 & HP Chaps 14,15 (p.277-312)
Do Online Activity 9 by Friday 5pm

13. Apr 17, 19: Marijuana
Read DSHB Chaps 14 & HP Chap 16 (p.313-321)
Do Online Activity 10 by Friday 5pm

14. Apr 24, 26: Hallucinogens
Read DSHB Chaps 15 & HP Chap 17 (p.322-332)

15. Finals Week: Review for final
     
Final Exam (see schedule on website)