CA 550 (M1) - Special Topics in Communication Organization, History, and Policy

Spc Top/Cmn Org, Hist & Policy

Manchester   Coll of Professional Studies :: Communication Arts
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 15883
New or specialized topics in the organization, history, and policy of communication practices not covered in regular course offerings. Topics vary; descriptions of course content and any prerequisites are available during preregistration. May be repeated if topics differ.
Section Comments: Title: Communication, Culture, Drugs & Addiction
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
Instructors: Carol Gay

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 F 9:10am - 12:00pm PANDRA P502
Additional Course Details: 

Public discourse regarding addiction has made the definition of “drugs” take on new forms. Food, opioids, sugar, sex, legal stimulants, marijuana, screens, medicinal vs. recreational. There is much to consider, especially given the myriad mixed messages regarding substance use in our media. This course will explore these dynamics, along with the history of illicit drugs, our cultural relationship to altered consciousness, diagnostic features, and treatment for Substance Use Disorders. Ultimately the course will reflect on narratives of addiction and how they impact policy and interpersonal relationships.