SSWK115 History of Alcoholism and Addiction

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Social & Behavioral Science Department Archive

I. Course Number and Title
SSWK115 History of Alcoholism and Addiction Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
2 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
1500 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
This course is taught as a modular course. It meets on two alternate Fridays from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on two alternate Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course will present the history of alcohol and drug use in various cultures. The history of regulation by government in the U.S. and the current state of legislation in this country today. The history and development of the self-help movement and various treatment approaches will be presented.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. to discuss the discovery of fermentation and fermentation products and how various cultures adjusted to discovery.
    2. To understand the history of regulations of alcoholic beverages and current trends in sales and consumption.
    3. To discuss the historical factors that led to the passage of the 1906 and 1914 laws that are the basis for our current federal drug regulations.
    4. To help students understand how enforcement of the Harrison Act and subsequent federal laws have helped to shape our current illicit drug problem.
    5. To understand the history and the development of the self-help movement. To describe some of the history, current approaches, and controversies involved in the treatment of alcoholism and narcotic addiction.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    Students will complete a daily journal, complete, and report on interviews with a person who uses alcohol, a person who is employed by The Council and a person who works in a treatment facility. Students will write a term paper on one of the issues discussed in class.
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    An acceptable text will be used (see format) and instructor derived materials including pamphlets, films, and newspaper articles will be used by students.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Lecture, class discussions, films will be used in by the instructor to assist the students in learning and applying the concepts to their own lives.

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