DRUGS, GOVERNANCE AND MODERN SOCIETY

LST2DRU

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this online subject students will acquire an understanding of the complexities surrounding drugs and drug use in contemporary Australia.  The subject  canvasses: the classification, composition and effects of licit and illicit substances; the development and nature of contemporary drug distribution networks; major approaches to regulating drugs and drug use; and the key debates and  challenges involved in formulating policy and practice in this area.  Australia's experiences will be considered from a local as well as global perspective with attention being paid to how social, economic and political factors influence understandings and practices relating to drugs.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have successfully completed 90 credit points of study in a Bachelors Degree.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Dinstinguish between different drugs according to their classification, composition and effects.

Activities:
lectures, readings, online activities, forums, quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Identify and assess key approaches to the regulation of drugs and drug use.

Activities:
AV materials, readings, lectures, online activities, forums, quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Recognize and communicate about how social, economic and political factors have shaped the development of drug distribution, locally and globally.

Activities:
online activities, quizzes, forums, factsheet, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Critically reflect in a well-informed manner on the social, political, economic and ethical challenges involved in formulating approaches to drugs and drug use.

Activities:
online acttivities, forums, factsheet, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 26-30, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 26 - 29
Two 4.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 26 to week 29 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent to 800 words)15 01, 02, 03
8 Forum posts (equivalent to 1,000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 04
One fact sheet (1,000 words) and statement of intent (200 words)30 03, 04
One 1,000 word critical reflection30 03, 04