SOCI 270: Drugs, Society and Behavior, Spring 2020

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” (17th ed)
** HP stands for Carl Hart’s biography, titled “High Price.”

I. Defining and Regulating Drugs
                                          

Week 1. Jan 27-31: Introduction to Drugs
Acquire textbook (DSHB*) and autobiography (HP**);
read DSHB Chapter 1, HP Author’s Note and Prologue (p. xi - 8)
Do Online Activity 1 by Friday 5pm


Week 2. Feb 3-7: Drugs and Society:History and Norms
Read DSHB Chapter 2 & HP Chapter 1,2 (p. 9 -41)
Do Online Activity 2 by Friday 5pm


Week 3. Feb 10-14: Drug Policy: Government and Law
Read DSHB Chapter 3 & HP Chapter 3,4 (p. 42-82)
Do Online Activity 3 by Friday 5pm


 

II. Psychopharmacology (How Drugs Work)

Week 4. Feb 17-21: The Central Nervous System
Read DSHB Chapter 4 & HP Chapter 5 (p. 83-101)
Do Online Activity 4 by Friday 5pm


Week 5. Feb 24-28: The Actions of Drugs
Read DSHB Chapter 5 & HP Chapter 6 (p. 102-124)
Do Online Activity 5 by Friday 5pm


Week 6. Mar 2-6: Rethinking Drug Policy
Read DSHB Chapter 18 & HP Chap 7 (p.125-142)
Do Online Activity 6 by Friday 5pm


Week 7. Mar 9-12: Midterm Week
**Midterm Exam

         ~ EXTENDED SPRING BREAK - MARCH 16-29 ~

  NOW ONLINE!

III. The Familiar Drugs

Week 8. Mar 30-Apr 3: Stimulants and Caffeine
Read DSHB Chap 6, Chap 11& HP Chap 8 (p.143-168)
View Notes on the text chapters
Take quiz between Tues 9am & Thurs 9pm
Add to Discussion Board
Do Online Activity 7 by Tuesday Apr 7


Week 9. Apr 6-10: Depressants and Inhalants
Read DSHB Chap 7& HP Chap 9 (p.169-196)
View Notes on the text chapters
Take quiz between Tues 9am & Thurs 9pm
Add to Discussion Board
Do Online Activity 8 by Friday 5pm


Week 10. Apr 13-17: Alcohol
Read DSHB Chap 9 & HP Chaps 10 and 11 (p.197-237)
View Notes on the text chapters
Take quiz between Tues 9am & Thurs 9pm
Add to Discussion Board
Do Online Activity 9 by Friday 5pm



Week 11. Apr 20-24:
Tobacco
Read DSHB Chap 10 & HP Chaps 12 and 13 (p.238-276)
View Notes on the text chapters
Take quiz between Tues 9am & Thurs 9pm
Add to Discussion Board
Do Online Activity 10 by Friday 5pm



IV. The Restricted Drugs


Week 12. Apr 27-May 1:
Opioids
Read DSHB Chap 13 & HP Chaps 14 and 15 (p.277-312)
View Notes on the text chapters
Take quiz between Tues 9am & Thurs 9pm
Add to Discussion Board
Do Online Activity B1 by Friday 5pm


Week 13. May 4-8: Marijuana & Hallucinogens
Read DSHB Chaps 14 and 15 & HP Chap 16 and 17 (p.313-332)
View Notes on the text chapters
Take quiz between Tues 9am & Thurs 9pm
Add to Discussion Board
Do Online Activity B2 by Friday 5pm


Week 14. May 9-11   Study for final exam
      Final Exam
(see Blackboard)


DSHB stands for the textbook name, “Drugs, Society and Human Behavior” (17th ed)
** HP stands for Carl Hart’s autobiography, titled “High Price.”