DRUGS, GOVERNANCE AND MODERN SOCIETY

LST2DRU

2020

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. Distinguish 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 (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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 (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, 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)Quizzes included in online modules10 01, 02, 03
4 online forum posts (equivalent to 1,200 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04
One fact sheet (1,000 words) and statement of intent (200 words)30 03, 04
One 1,200 word critical reflection30 03, 04