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HSV210M - Substance Abuse Prevention (3-0-3)

The course will focus on the concepts of substance abuse prevention for today’s society. The connection between the science of prevention and the practice of prevention will be thoroughly examined in order that the student may learn what does and does not work. The course will cover the basics of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs of abuse, as well as the attitudes of society that help to perpetuate problems with each. Theoretical concepts of prevention and prevailing strategies will be discussed and incorporated into hands-on work that will include creating a prevention program, developing a logic model and evaluation tool, preparing a media campaign and communication strategy, searching for and writing a grant for program funding, and presenting an original program concept at a public forum. Prerequisites: ENGL110XM or ENGL110M and HSV111M with a grade of “C” or better.