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STANDARDIZED SYLLABUS DRUGS AND BEHAVIOR ONLINE INTERSESSION 2015

STANDARDIZED SYLLABUS

DRUGS  AND BEHAVIOR ONLINE

 3 CREDITS                                          

Instructor

Patrick J Walsh, PhD, NCC, LC

Phone:

570-961-7870

Office

Academic Building Room 240

Email:

walshp@lackawanna.edu

Office Hours

By Appointment

 

 

 

McKim, W. A. (2007). Drugs and behavior.7th edition . Prentice Hall: Saddle River, New Jersey

Description:

This course is a review of the major drugs used in today’s society and their affect on human behavior and neurophysiology.

Objectives:

To survey the major drugs used in society today.

To investigate the effects of drugs such as alcohol, barbiturates, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, cannabis and performance enhancing drugs.

To understand the effects of these drugs on human behavior

Requirements:

Answers to essay questions for 8 chapters

Daily active participation in classroom discussion for 8 chapters

 

5 PAGE RESEARCH PAPER

 

 

Evaluation:

800 Points- answers to chapter questions plus active participation in classroom discussion

100 POINTS PER ESSAY  ASSIGNMENT. STUDENTS WILL LOSE SIGNIFICANT POINTS FOR LACK OF PARTICIPATION IN CLASSROOM DISCUSSION. ANSWERS TO CHAPTER QUESTIONS MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 400 WORDS IN LENGT FOR STUDENTS TO GET INTO THE B ND A GRADE RANGESH. STUDENTS WILL LOSE SIGNIFICANT POINTS FOR ANSWERS THAT ARE LESS THAN 400 WORDS

200 Points- 10  page research paper. TOPIC CAN BE ANYTHING THAT CAN BE FOUND IN THE BOOK. PAPERS CAN BE MORE FIVE 5  PAGES BUT NOT LESS THAN 5 PAGES IN LENGTH. PAPERS MUST BE WRITTEN IN APA STYLE. STUDENTS WILL LOSE SIGNIFICANT POINS FOR APA MISTAKES. STUDENDENTS CAN FIND THE OWL LINK UNDER HANDOUTS AND LINKS TO HELP THEM WITH APA FORMAT

 

Research Paper Requirements

Length- No less than 5 pages

Topic-any subject that can be found in the text

Style- APA

number of citations- no less than 3

Due date- JANUARY 19 at 11PM  VIA WORD EMAIL ATTACHMENT. ONLY A WORD ATTACHMENT IS ACCPTABLE IN OTHER WILL RESULT IN A GRADE OF ZERO.

 

 

 

ESSAY QUESTION ANSWERS POINTS RANGES  RUBIC

400 TO 449 WORDS 80 POINTS TO 84 POINTS

449 TO 499 WORDS 85 TO 89 POINTS

500 TO 549 WORDS 90 TO 94 POINTS

550 TO 599 WORDS 95 TO 99 POINTS

600 OR MORE WORDS 100 POINTS

 

 

Online Classroom Discussion and Interaction Rubric

X points per week for a total of X points

(Faculty: insert your preferred points system.)

What Should I Do?

Points Available

Did I do This?

Where?

Points Earned

Answer all Discussion Questions and chapter essay questions directly demonstrating a clear understanding of the material, support your response with research or reading, and promote conversation (4 posts daily)

5 PAGE RESEARCH PAPER

Length: 5 pages

Subject: Any topic in textbook

Style: APA

References: 3 other than the textbook

Due Date: Jan 11 at 11PM

Delivery system: Via Email as a WORD atachment

800  See Course Rules

200 See course rules

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respond to at least two classmates’ posts (2 posts)

0  See Course Rules

 

 

 

Continue both conversations with at least one additional reply to each peer (2 posts)

 

 

 

 

Respond to at least one of the teacher’s secondary questions, conversing with a classmate who responds to the same question (2 posts)

0  See Course Rules

 

 

 

Be sure all responses are detailed and clear and are posted twice on four separate days.

0  See Course Rules

 

 

 

Be sure that all responses relate to the course reading and notes, your own everyday life, or to both

0   See Course Rules

 

 

 

Provides the class with a response that is non-generic and inspiring – meaning that they learn from what you have contributed and can continue the conversation

0  See Course Rules

 

 

 

Use proper grammar, spelling, and netiquette

0 See Course Rules

 

 

 

TOTAL POINTS for EACH WEEKLY DISCUSSION:

0

 

 

 

 

 

Withdrawal Policy:

A student has the privilege of withdrawing from any courses or from the College itself without academic penalty up to and including the final date for withdrawal indicated on the College calendar.

 

To withdraw officially from a course or from the College, a student must obtain the proper withdrawal form from the Student Affairs Office or from your Center Director, complete this form and submit it to the Registrar's Office before the final day for withdrawal without academic penalty as indicated on the College calendar. If a student should stop attending or never attend an enrolled class or classes without officially withdrawing prior to the last day to withdraw without academic penalty, the student will receive a grade of F* (Failure) in these courses. No exceptions will be made.

 

Students who violate the College's Academic Integrity Policy and fail a course in consequence may not Online Course Attendance Policy

Students enrolled in credit-bearing courses at Lackawanna College will fail any course(s) in which they accumulate absences beyond the maximum number allowed. This pertains to online courses as well.

 

Attendance is defined by participating in an academic activity within the online classroom, which includes posting in a graded discussion forum or submitting a written assignment. Postings not related to the aforementioned activities will not count for attendance purposes.

 

# of Days Required for Discussion in an Online Course

Maximum # of Weeks Allowed without Discussion 

 4 Times per day(28 per week)

 

0

 

·        You are required to engage in discussion at least TWICE on FOUR days throughout the week for a total of EIGHT posts in all, minimum.

·        You should respond to the initial DQs posted AND respond to your classmates.

·        Responses MUST be substantive. See the document titled Good Discussions in your Handouts and Links.

·        Responses that do not move the conversation forward by providing information to which others can respond and build upon will NOT be counted toward your weekly score.

·        Students who miss one week of discussion will be DROPPED from the course.

·        Students who do not log on to the course within the drop/add period for the course will be DROPPED from the course. 

 

exercise the withdrawal privilege in that particular course.

 

Financial obligations to the College will be determined according to the Refund Policy.

 

Instructor Policies

1 QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED FOR CREDIT ARE FOUND IN THE FIRST THREAD OF THE CHAPTER QUESTIONS FORUM FORUM FOR EACH CHAPTER COVERED THROUGHOUT THE COURSE

2)ONLY FALCON EMAIL IS ACCEPTABLE

3)ANSWERS TO CHAPTER QUESTIONS MUST BE POSTED ON THE APPROPRIATE FORUM BY THE DUE DATES LISTED UNDER COURSE WORK. ANSWERS TO CHAPTER QUESTIONS PLUS DAILY CLASSROOM PARTICIPATION ARE WORTH 100 POINTS PER ASSIGNMENT(SEE ASSIGNMENTS SECTION).

4) THE PAPER MUST BE EMAILED TO THE INSTRUCTOR BY THE DUE DATE LISTED UNDER ASSIGNMENTS.

5)BE SURE TO READ THE ONLINE STUDENT MANUAL

6)LOG ON TO YOUR COURSE DAILY. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO LOG QN AND PARTICIPATE IN CLASSROOM DISCUSSION AT LEAST FOUR(4) TIMES PER WEEK. STUDENTS WILL LOSE 20 POINTS FROM THEIR ANSWERS TO CHAPTER QUESTIONS GRADE FOR EACH TIME THEY FAIL TO MEET THIS REQUIREMENT.

7)CHECK YOUR EMAIL

8)KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR PROFESSOR AND CLASSMATES

9)PAY ATTENTION TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE COURSE

10)CONTACT YOUR PROFESSOR IF YOU NEED HELP WITH COURSE ASSIGNMENTS

11)CONTACT THE PORTAL MANAGER IF YOU ARE HAVING TECHNOLOGICAL PROBLEMS. BRIAN REIDMILLER AT: 570-504-1584

12)YOUR ANSWERS TO ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE POSTED DIRECTLY ON THE FORUMS FOR EACH CHAPTER. THESE FORUMS CAN BE FOUND UNDER DISCUSSION ON THE PORTAL.

13)ANSWERS TO CHAPTER QUESTIONS MUST BE BETWEEN 400 AND 600 WORDS IN LENGTH. ANSWERS CAN BE LONGER THAN 1000 WORDS BUT NOT LESS THAN 800 WORDS. (WHEN I SAY 800 WORDS I MEAN 800 WORDS, NOT 799 WORDS) STUDENTS WILL LOSE SIGNIFICANT POINTS FOR ANSWERS THAT DO NOT MEET THIS REQUIREMENT.

14)ONCE AGAIN FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CONTACT BRIAN RIEDMILLER IN THE IT DEPARTMENT AT 570-504-1584. Other rules:        

Here are some Etiquette Rules for this online course that everyone needs to read and abide by:

 

1. Golden Rule: Treat others as you would like to be treated (this applies to online conversations).

2. No “Flaming”: Flaming is a form of verbal abuse when you intentionally attack or disrespect somebody for whatever reason. Maybe you didn’t agree with something they said, but there’s a nice way to share a different point of view without name calling or attacking someone.

3. Respect Others’ Copyrights: These things have copyrights and licenses. Copying the works of someone else without permission or saying it is your own will not only ruin your online reputation, but could cost you a lawsuit.

4. DON’T TYPE IN ALL CAPS: It makes someone think that you are shouting at them.

5. Don’t Spam: This is an on-line course so let’s keep it educational.

6. Be Honest: Faking website statistics, pretending to be someone else, or trying to cheat people online will not only hurt your reputation, but will cause you a lot of trouble.

7. Use Proper Grammar and Spelling: Spelling isn’t always easy and typos and basic spelling mistakes will occur, but it can be distracting from your work and can be annoying.

8. Keep it PG-13: It can come back to haunt you if you write something that is not appropriate and you can be penalized for swearing.

9. Research Your Facts and Cite Sources: Before posting something, forwarding e-mails, make sure it is factual and cite sources where needed.

10. Remember Your Place: A web-based classroom is still a classroom, and comments that would be inappropriate in a classroom are likely to be inappropriate in a web-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grading:

[Add your course assignments and grade designations along with Lackawanna College’s grading scale here. Also, add your rubrics here.]

 

Letter Grade

Numeric Range

Quality Points

A

96 – 100

4.0

A-

90 – 95

3.67

B+

87 – 89

3.33

B

83 – 86

3.0

B-

80 – 82

2.67

C+

77 – 79

2.33

C

73 – 76

2.0

C-

70 – 72

1.67

D+

67 – 69

1.33

D

60 – 66

1.0

F

0 – 59

0

 

 

Due Dates and Late Penalties:

[Add your own due date and late penalty policy here. Included is a suggestion.]

o The grace period for late assignments is as follows:

§ 1 day late-10% deduction off of the assignment grade

§ 2 days late-20% off of the assignment grade

§ 3 days late-the assignment will receive a grade of 0%

o There will be no “extra credit.”

 

Academic Integrity

Academic dishonesty in any form, such as plagiarism and cheating, will not be tolerated. Sanctions will include an automatic F for plagiarism, but the severity or frequency of the violation may result in dismissal from the College as well. Please see the Student Handbook for a complete explanation.

 

The following are among the forms of dishonesty for which sanctions may be applied:

· Using books, notes or other materials during an examination, unless expressly permitted;

· Using purchased essays, term papers or preparatory research for such papers;

· Copying others' work or engaging in unauthorized cooperation during an assignment or examination;

· Allowing another student to copy from an examination or other assignment intended to be performed independently;

· Borrowing from published works, whether material is taken verbatim or with minor alterations, without proper and/or sufficient acknowledgment;

· Submitting as one’s own work originally done by someone else;

· Submitting the same written report in more than one course without prior approval from the instructor(s) involved;

· Stealing examinations or assignments;

· Supplying or selling examinations or assignments;

· Misrepresenting statements concerning work submitted;

· Falsifying or fabricating experimental data or results;

· Falsifying or fabricating the need for extensions on papers or make-up examinations.

 

(Please see student handbook for more information)

 

Disability Statement

 

§ Lackawanna College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution. Students with disabilities and other needs should feel free to contact the instructor privately if there are services and adaptations which can be made to accommodate specific needs. Students who are having difficulties with class material are strongly advised to seek assistance in the reading and writing lab. If you feel that

you have a disability that has not been formally documented, you may meet with Ms. Kristine Kiehart  in the academic development office to discuss your options.

 

Equal Opportunity Statement:

 

Lackawanna College will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected

§ classification. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with State law, including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and with Federal law, including Titles VI and

the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503

and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Inquires should be directed

to Anita Cola, Affirmative Action Officer, at (570) 961-7815 or colaa@lackawanna.edu OR Dan LaMagna, Affirmative Action Officer, at (570) 504-1579 or lamagnad@lackawanna.edu.

 

 

 

 

Portfolio and Coursework

 

Lackawanna College will empower you to experience learning by inspiring your critical thinking,

assessing your talents and skills, motivating you toward a career choice, and encouraging you to make a difference. In evidence of this learning, the College requires a graduation portfolio containing Career Documents, including a résumé, two letters of recommendation, and a career exploration; Core Coursework, including a research paper from College Writing; three sample papers or projects from Major Coursework; and a Lackawanna College Reflection Paper.

 

Schedule:

 

Days

Topic

Course Objective Met

Related Assignment, Assessment, or Learning Activity

1

Chapters 1

1,2,3,4

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professor and classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos. Class debate.

2

Chapters 2

1,2,3,4

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professor and classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos. Class debate.

3

Chapters 4

1,2,3,4

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professor and classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos. Class debate.

4,5,6

Chapters 6

1,2,3,4

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professor and classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos. Class debate.

7,8,9

Chapters  10

1,2,3,4

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professor and classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos. Class debate.

10,11,12

Chapters 11

1,2,3,4

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professor and classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos. Class debate.

13,14,15

Chapters 14

1,2,3,4

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professor and classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos. Class debate.

16,17,18

Chapter 15

 

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professor and classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos. Class debate.

19

Course evaluation

 

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professor and classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos. Class debate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Examinations

N/A