Wilfrid Laurier University Part Time, Online and Continuing Studies Calendar - Fall/Winter 2013/2014
Canadian Excellence

PS268
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
Prerequisites
PS100 or both PS101 and PS102.
Exclusions
PS244a.
 
Offerings
LocationCourse #Access/Details
Online Learning PS268OC1 Online Course - Fall Term 2013
  PS268OC2 Online Course - Winter Term 2014