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SOSC 301 Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Studies

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

An introductory course for students who are interested in any area of human services and who wish to increase their knowledge of substance abuse (alcohol and other drugs) in society. Covers the history of alcohol and other drug abuse, its impact on the community and the community’s responses. Includes cultural factors of use and abuse of chemical prevention strategies and individual/society intervention. Also covers theories of substance abuse and identification of signs and symptomatology, as well as treatment resources and myths of use.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5d
Transfer Credit: CSU