In this course, students will study the basic principles of pharmacology, including both pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and the application of these principles to addictive drugs. In particular, students will focus on the functioning of the nervous system with an emphasis on neurotransmission, the evolution of our understanding of the biological mechanisms of addiction, and various physiological effects, including the mechanism of action of both legal and illegal psychoactive drugs.
Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; PSY 240 minimum grade "C"
Level II Prereq: PSY 100 and BIO 101 or BIO 102 are strongly recommended
Class offerings by semester
Day Class (before 5 p.m.) Evening Class (after 5 p.m.) Online Class
The annual schedule class offerings by semester is offered as a planning tool. Please refer to the course schedule to see the specific time and platform for which the course is offered.
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