PCR 306: Cultism, Substance Abuse and Conflicts

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. evaluate the relationship between cultism and conflicts in Nigeria especially in the University system, local communities and its ties to culture and governance;
  2. discuss substance abuse as it relates to conflict development and maintenance, governance and socio-cultural decay; and
  3. critique the influence of cultism and substance abuse on national and international economy and health.
Course Contents

Cultism (local and international) origins, growth, characteristics and activities. Cultism in the University System and its implications for smooth administrative governance. Global Narcotics trade: networks, regions, routes and causes, smuggling, foreign policy issues. Substance abuse include not limited to marijuana, cocaine, depressants, stimulants, inhalants and psychedelic substances. The easy availability, courier networks and its financial regime and money laundering should be discussed and studied with its implication for national and international health, conflict generation, destruction of nations and measure in tackling and mitigation.