SOCI4370 Family Dysfunction and Substance Abuse

Course Description

This course will study the role of substance abuse in family violence, child rearing and marital discord. Various ways of intervening to moderate the effects of substance abuse in families will be discussed. Elements of family dysfunction and substance abuse change rapidly in our evolving definitions of family. New facts and research of our understanding of substance abuse and chemical elements are being brought forth. The online course offers supplemental, webbased, academic resources that will further enhance and develop the static textbook material on the field of substance abuse and family dysfunction.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Introduction to Sociology 1301. 

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Select components in decline of family, domestic abuse, transformation in family and gender roles, political and governmental roles in promotion and interventions of lifestyles and substance abuse program;
  2. Identify the etiological theories of substance abuse; and
  3. Recognize the varieties of theoretical perspectives that are employed to understand family violence, with an emphasis on current debates among experts in the field.