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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CH 112 - Understanding Drugs

Credit Hours: 3

A course dealing with the makeup and effects on the body of a variety of common drugs including pain relievers, narcotics, barbiturates, hallucinogens and antibiotics. This course will serve as a science elective for non-science majors; science majors may take it as a general elective.

Fulfills SUNY General Education – Natural Sciences.

Course Outcomes
At the completion of this course, the student should be able to :

  •  have an understanding of the scientific method – its uses and limitations;
  •  utilize and understand simple chemical terminology;
  •  understand the basis of the nervous system and its use in drug usage;
  •  have some understanding of the basis of pharmacology; and
  • describe the mechanism of actions of several major types of drugs including pain relievers, opiates, alcohol, nicotine, sedative – hypnotics, tranquilizers, antidepressants, cocaine, amphetamines, hallucinogens, etc.

F/S (N, S)