In this course we will explore-- biologically and socially-- the impact of substance abuse and its place in our lives. What is addiction? Has the perception of addiction changed over time? Is there a necessary connection between self and substances? Is addiction a choice or is it a disease? Does it depend on genetics? Is it a disease? How can we develop the perceived benefits of substances—like the feeling of meaning, freedom, pleasure, goodness and satisfaction-- without substances? Can addiction be cured?
Grading procedures: This course is offered P/NP. Students’ attendance, journal entries, and final paper will contribute to a passing grade.
Attendance/Participation (1h, once a week) 56 points (4 points/session)
Journal entries (~250 words due every 2 weeks) 9 points
Final paper (3 pages in length, double spaced) 35 points
Total 100 points
You can pass the course with a C- (70-72 points)
|The Art of Living in a World with Drugs||ErinSibel Sezgin, Neha Simha||40||Wheeler 102||[Tu] 1:00PM-2:00PM||(08/26/2021)||Open||29704||29690|