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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Drugs in Society and Their Effect on Human Behavior (SOC 309)


Varies; self-study format.

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: identify and describe different types of drugs and the effects they cause; identify different approaches of scientists and governments towards drugs; describe the role of treatment and its different approaches; compare the effects of different drugs on the body and the brain; describe the ways in which research has affected society’s perspective to drugs; recognize the context and culture behind different drug usages; and define essential terms and phrases within drugs, society and human behavior.


Major topics include: effects of drugs on society and how they affect human behavior, the development of drugs through history and the changing perception of society towards drugs, various types of drugs, their chemical compositions and their effects and uses, ethical issues in drug use and the various treatments which have been developed for prevention and cessation.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Sociology (8/21).