Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: ANT                                     Course Number: 110                                    
Course Title: Drug Use and Abuse
Subject: Anthropology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This class explores the controversies surrounding the causes and consequences of substance abuse as well as treatment modalities and prevention strategies. The course examines the methods used by social scientists to estimate the numbers of people who defy the law by using controlled substances; whether drug use is growing or diminishing; the impact of drug-taking on individuals and groups; and the effects of drug use on health problems and crime rates. A wide variety of works, including ethnographic, sociological and clinical studies, first-hand accounts by drug users, anti-drug polemics, reports from criminal justice sources engaged in the ?War on Drugs,? and media accounts will encourage critical thinking about this entrenched individual and social problem.

  • This course is crosslisted as:   SOC 110
Start Date:    02/25/2013                         End Date: