Undergraduate Module Descriptor


SOC3086: Addiction

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level6
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Hannah Farrimond (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

No celebrity lifestyle is complete without checking in to a treatment centre for an addiction, whether to prescription drugs, alcohol, heroin, gambling or sex. But, what do we mean by ‘addiction’? Does it make sense to talk about an ‘internet addiction’ in the same way as a ‘heroin addiction’? And, how should we as a society respond to addicts? In this module, you will critically analyse the concepts, practices and policy surrounding addiction, dependence, drug use and treatment in contemporary society.

This module is suitable for anyone interested in the social science or medical aspects of addiction. Its interdisciplinary approach will appeal to students in sociology, psychology, anthropology, medicine/health sciences, law and other social science disciplines.

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot take this module if you have already taken ANT2033/SOC2033

Module created

06/03/2012

Last revised

03/02/2015