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

         ~ SPRING BREAK - MARCH 16-20 ~

  

III. The Familiar Drugs

Week 8. Mar 23-27: Stimulants and Caffeine
Read DSHB Chaps 6, 11    

Week 9. Mar 30-Apr 3: Depressants and Inhalants
Read DSHB Chap 7 & HP Chaps 8,9 (p.143-196)
Do Online Activity 7 by Friday 5pm

Week 10. Apr 6-10: Alcohol
Read DSHB Chap 9 & HP Chaps 10,11 (p.197-237)
Do Online Activity 8 by Friday 5pm

Week 11. Apr 13-17: Tobacco
Read DSHB Chap 10 & HP Chaps 12,13 (p.238-276)
Do Online Activity 9 by Friday 5pm

 

IV. The Restricted Drugs

Week 12. Apr 20-24:
Opioids
Read DSHB Chap 13 & HP Chaps 14,15 (p.277-312)
Do Online Activity 10 by Friday 5pm

Week 13. Apr 27-May 1: Marijuana
Read DSHB Chaps 14 & HP Chap 16 (p.313-321)
Do Online Activity B1 by Friday 5pm

Week 14. May 4-8: Hallucinogens
Read DSHB Chaps 15 & HP Chap 17 (p.322-332)
Do Online Activity B2 by Friday 5pm

Week 15. May 9-11   Study for final
     
Final Exam (see schedule on website)

 

DSHB stands for the textbook name, “Drugs, Society and Human Behavior” (17th ed)

** HP stands for Carl Hart’s autobiography, titled “High Price.”