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SOWK 768 - Youth and Substance Use

Class Session: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - Monday, April 30, 2018

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Instructor: Rhonda Dinovo


Course Description

Introduction to dynamics of adolescent substance use. Provides foundational knowledge of adolescent development, substance abuse trends and prevalence and risk, protective, and systems factors impacting use and current systems of care designed to address adolescent substance use.


Online Session Information

The primary method of delivery will be live sessions through Adobe Connect. All sessions will also be recorded and uploaded to Blackboard. See Blackboard for dates and times.


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(100% asynchronous - if course has any online or face-to-face meetings, live attendance will not be required. For any such sessions, there will be alternative ways to view or obtain the material covered).


Course Materials

Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.


Syllabus Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Assignment Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Information is accurate as of January 19, 2018, 10:37 pm (Subject to change)



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