Wilfrid Laurier University Part Time, Online and Continuing Studies Calendar - Fall/Winter 2012/2013
Canadian Excellence

Drugs and Behaviour
0.50 Credits

This course is an introduction to the use of drugs in modern society. The emphasis will be on psychoactive drugs, including drugs of abuse (stimulants, depressants, opiates, nicotine, marijuana and psychedelics) and psychotherapeutic drugs (antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, antidepressants and anxiolytics). Different aspects of drug use will be explored, including their effects on the brain and behaviour, psychological and biological factors responsible for their use, as well as social, cultural, historical and legal aspects of drug use. The content will range from general principles of drug action to focused information on specific classes of drugs.

Additional Course Information
PS100 or both PS101 and PS102.
Location Course # Access/Details
Online Learning PS268OC(1) Online Course - Fall Term 2012
PS268OC(2) Online Course - Winter Term 2013