In many countries, alcohol and other drug use is widespread, particularly among young people. These substances are used as part of various social activities, on weekends in bars, nightclubs, or music festivals, as well as on weekdays.
During the Youth, Drugs and Alcohol - Social Science Approaches course at Aarhus University, students will discuss key questions such as: How do young people intoxicate themselves in contemporary Western societies? How do various social factors (marginalization, gender, ethnicity etc.) intersect with alcohol and drug use? How are young people’s alcohol and drug use problematized and conceptualized? How are alcohol and drug use regulated? How can alcohol and drug abuse be prevented and treated?
The course will introduce students to a range of social science approaches to the study of alcohol and drugs use among youth, and it will ask students to reflect upon the interdisciplinarity of the field of alcohol and drug research.
Description of qualifications
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- identify and describe key concepts in contemporary social science research on alcohol and drug use among youth;
- identify and describe debates in contemporary social science research on alcohol and drug use among youth;
- analyse alcohol and drug use among youth from different social science perspectives;
- assess the strengths and limitations of different social science perspectives in drug research.
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- Among many young Europeans, alcohol and drugs are the preferred means of altering consciousness. These substances are used as part of various social activities either on weekends in bars, nightclubs, or music festivals, or on weekdays.
- This course examines both alcohol and drug use that are perceived as problematic and unproblematic by young people themselves and it discusses how alcohol and drug related problems and risks are perceived and addressed from various social science perspectives.
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.
- The course is designed for students within the social sciences, such as psychology, anthropology, criminology, cultural studies, ethnology, history, political science, and sociology. No prior knowledge of drug research is required.
- Exchange students: nomination from your home university
- Freemovers: documentation for English Langauge proficiency
International1459 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1459 EUR for the full programme during 19 days.
EU/EEA687 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 687 EUR for the full programme during 19 days.
Exchange students: No Fee
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