Drugs and Behavior FA5 (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

This introduction to psychoactive drugs and their effects includes an overview of general physiology, neurochemistry, and pharmacology as well as a survey of the basic physiological, pharmacological, and behavioral effects of drugs. The course focuses on the etiology of drug use and the factors involved in, and consequences of, drug abuse, addiction and dependence. Critical evaluation of research methodology in drug assessment is stressed. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: 100-level General Education Foundational Area 5 course.