May 24, 2018  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019

LLS 1338 - Sex, Drugs, and Booze - Illicit Chemistry

Credits: 3 hrs.
When people consume alcohol or drugs, their bodies have to interact with and process those compounds. STDs often result from viruses or micro-organisms, which again must have a method of interacting with the host’s cells. Even sexual activity produces hormones and other small signaling compounds. How those processes of metabolism occur depends on organic and biochemistry. This course will use what are often considered prurient topics to illustrate everyday chemistry and biochemistry and provide students with the ability to find and assimilate scientific information and have basic knowledge of how the human body functions and responds to challenges.