SOCI 270: Drugs, Society and Behavior, Spring 2022

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.”


Part 1: Society and the Body/Mind

I. Defining and Regulating Drugs (Social Stuff)
                                               

Week 1. Jan 24-28: Introduction to Drugs
Acquire textbook (DSHB*) and biography (HP**);
read DSHB Chapter 1, HP Author’s Note and
Prologue (p. xi - 8)

Do Online Media 0 by Friday 5pm

Week 2. Jan 31-Feb 4: Drugs & Society: History & Norms
Read DSHB Chapter 2 & HP Chapter 1 & Chapter 2 (p. 9 -41)
Do Online Media 1 by Friday 5pm

Week 3. Feb 7-11: Drug Policy: Government and Law
Read DSHB Chapter 3 & HP Chapter 3,4 (p. 42-82)
Do Online Media 2 by Friday 5pm

II. Psychopharmacology (How Drugs Work)

Week 4. Feb 14-18: The Central Nervous System
Read DSHB Chapter 4 & HP Chapter 5 (p. 83-101)
Do Online Media 3 by Friday 5pm

Week 5. Feb 21-25: The Actions of Drugs
Read DSHB Chapter 5 & HP Chapter 6 (p. 102-124)
Do Online Media 4 by Friday 5pm

Week 6. Feb 28-Mar 4: Rethinking Drug Policy
Read DSHB Chapter 18 & HP Chap 7 (p.125-142)
Do Online Media 5 by Friday 5pm

Week 7. Mar 7-11: Midterm Week
**Midterm Exam

                ~ SPRING BREAK MARCH 14-18 ~

Part 2: The Drugs

III. Familiar Drugs

Week 8. Mar 21-25: Stimulants and Caffeine
Read DSHB Chaps 6, 11    
Do Online Media 6 by Friday 5pm

Week 9. Mar 28-Apr 1: Depressants and Inhalants
Read DSHB Chap 7 & HP Chaps 8,9 (p.143-196)
Do Online Media 7 by Friday 5pm

Week 10. Apr 4-8: Alcohol
Read DSHB Chap 9 & HP Chaps 10,11 (p.197-237)
Do Online Media 8 by Friday 5pm

Week 11. Apr 11-15: Tobacco
Read DSHB Chap 10 & HP Chaps 12,13 (p.238-276)
Do Online Media 9 by Friday 5pm


IV. Restricted Drugs

Week 12. Apr 18-22:
Opioids
Read DSHB Chap 13 & HP Chaps 14,15 (p.277-312)
Do Online Media 10 by Friday 5pm

Week 13. Apr 25-29: Cannabis
Read DSHB Chaps 14 & HP Chap 16 (p.313-321)

Week 14. May 2-6: Psychedelics
Read DSHB Chaps 15 & HP Chap 17 (p.322-332)

Week 15. May 9-12?   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.”