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Fall 2012    AOD 151: Alcohol and Other Drug Studies Overview

Section 0032 (3 units)     Class Begins August 20, 2012

Course Description

AOD 151 is an overview of the historical and contemporary role of psychoactive drugs (including alcohol and tobacco) in society, emphasizing the physical, psychological, and social consequences of their use and abuse. Topics include: the history and socio-cultural factors surrounding the use of alcohol and other drugs; pharmacology; the pattern and progression of abuse and addiction; prevention, intervention and treatment approaches; public policy; community resources; and the relationship of special groups and special populations to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Recommended Prep: ENG 80 (college-level English)

  • Instructor:  Dan Jenkins
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use “ETUDES Private Messages” for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Hart, Ksir. Drugs, Society and Human Behavior 14th edition (2011); ISBN #978-0-07-338090-2
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 9 hours per week reading, working on research assignments, taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.  This class is not self-paced.  Specific assignments and discussions are meant to be completed for the whole class at the same time.
  • Special Requirements: Log into ETUDES by the first day of class (8/20) and begin working on the first week’s assignment and discussion.
  • Assignments & Tests: These will be found on the ETUDES class site.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the ETUDES course management system. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails and private messages, and work independently.
  • New to Etudes: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use Etudes. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with Etudes. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through Etudes.
  • Etudes Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

Etudes link