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2011-2012
PSYCH 215 Psychopharmacology
3 hours

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Psychopharmacology is a course intended to introduce the student to the effects of drugs on human behavior. The course will cover routes of drug administration, how drugs affect society, and the physiological mechanisms by which drugs produce their effect(s). The course will investigate the major drug categories (i.e., stimulants, sedatives, narcotics, hallucinogens, and psychotropics). For each drug, the student will learn about its historic background, modes of action in the brain, use and abuse, and ways to treat addiction.

Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 001 Basic Psychological Science and PSYCH 002 Applied Psychological Science.