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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: SOC                                     Course Number: 160                                    
Course Title: Social Aspects of Alcohol Abuse
Subject: Sociology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


History and functions of alcohol use in Western cultures. Distinction between use and abuse. Extent of problem drinking in the U.S. The bar phenomena and prohibitionism. Theories of alcohol use and abuse. Social costs of and societal responses to problem drinking.

Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: