An introductory course for students who are interested in any area of human services
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.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 838 or ENGL 848 or ESL 400.