Monday and Wednesday 1:30 - 2:50
Course Outcome Competencies: By the conclusion of the course, the student will understand and will be able to:
· Recognize all major concepts regarding substance abuse issues, assessment and treatment
· Recognize the major classes of drugs and their effects.
· Use knowledge gained in class to discuss the models of addiction.
· Be familiar with and understand assessment and treatment approaches of substance abuse.
· Become familiar with various resources on the internet related to abuse issues.
· This course requires privacy of the students and the people you may observe.
Course requirements: (Note – all assignments except the addiction assignment have to be turned in using WebCT).
1) Exams: (580 points) – There will be five exams for this course and one final exam. The exams will consist of multiple choice questions, matching and/or short answer essay questions over the readings and lectures. The final is comprehensive. Each exam is worth 100 points except the final which is worth 80 points.
3) Addiction Assignment: (100 points) – See final page of syllabus for detailed description of this assignment. This paper is due 3/11/2011.
4) Support Group Assignment: (100 points) – Attend a support group meeting and write a two page reflection paper on this experience. It can be an open AA or NA meeting or one for non-addicted individuals such as Al-Anon, CODA, ACOA, etc. You paper should include a discussion on what took place at the meeting, what you got out of the meeting, and any pros or cons to this type of support group. Be sure to include when you attended and which group you attended. This paper is due 4/8/2011.
5) Presentation: (100 points) – You will choose one addictive substance and present (to the class) how the addiction is treated (using all models of addiction), the effects of the substance, why it is addictive and the prevalence of the substance. Each group of students will present a different substance. Your presentation will include a short paper on your topic using APA guidelines. This paper needs to be submitted electronically via WebCT. Due date to be determined.
6) Case Studies: (120 points) – Case studies from Taking Sides. These are due every Friday via WebCT starting 1/21/2011 in the following order: Issue 1, 5, 2, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 15, 8 (14), 3, 4 (19), 7, 10 and 17. To be considered complete, the assignment must contain the issue name and the questions need to be typed out and each question answered fully. The questions are the bullet items on the Unit title page. You only need to use the two articles and the textbook to answer these questions.
Final Exam 80 pts
Case Studies 120 pts 900-1000 = A
Exams (5 @ 100 points each) 500 pts 800 – 899 = B
Addiction Assignment 100 pts 700 – 799 = C
Support Group Assignment 100 pts 600 - 699 = D
Presentation 100 pts < 600 = F
TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE 1000 pts
The University has a standard grade scale:
A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, F= below 60, W = Withdrawal, WP = withdrew passing, WF = withdrew failing, I = incomplete.
All papers are to be written in APA 6th. All work except the addiction assignment will only be accepted through WebCT.
Standard - after 5 absences the student will be dropped.
Instructor’s policy on Academic Dishonesty:
Academic Integrity: - Students are expected to abide by the rules for academic integrity. Any violations of these rules will be reported to the proper authorities for disciplinary action (please consult your student catalog – page 71). Students caught cheating in the class will be given a grade of “F” for the course. Cheating includes plagiarism—taking credit for someone else’s work (e.g., cutting and pasting text from someone else’s work from the internet or some other electronic form or directly quoting or paraphrasing someone’s work and not properly referencing the source).
Service for the Disabled: It is University policy that no otherwise qualified disabled person be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity in the University. Students should inform the instructor of existing disabilities at the first class meeting.