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SOSW 312 Addictions

Prerequisites: SOC 101 and SOWK 201 or permission of the instructor. (Second semester—odd years/3 credits) 

An examination of current social scientific research and theory about different forms of addiction such as alcohol and other drugs, gambling, pornography, sex, food, and the internet. This is a cross-listed, interdisciplinary course whose main purpose is to give students both a sociological understanding of addiction in its different forms as well as familiarity with current programs, policies, and social work practice models for addressing the problem of addiction.