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STANDARDIZED SYLLABUS PSY 245AB DRUGS AND BEHAVIOR FOR FALL 2015

DRUGS AND BEHAVIOR STANDARDIZED SYLLABUS

3 CREDITS

MWF 10AM TO 11AM

 

CENTRAL BUILDING SCRANTON CAMPUS

                                                                               

ROOM 317

                                           

Instructor

Patrick J Walsh, PhD, NCC, LC

Phone

570-961-7870

Office

Academic Building Room 240

E-mail

walshp@lackawanna.edu

Office Hours

MWF 8;45AM TO 9:45AM

 

 

 

Text:

McKim, W. A. (2013). Drugs and behavior.7th ed. 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:

3 Exams

1 PowerPoint Assignment (15 SLIDE MINIMUM. Does Not include cover slide)

Attendance and Participation

POWERPOINT REQUIREMENTS:

Number of slides: Minimum of 16

Topic: any topic from the text

Bulletts per slide: Minimum of 3

Style: APA

Evaluation:

3 Exams= 75%(25%/exam)

1 Written PowerPoint Presentation= 15%

Attendance and Participation= 10%

 

POWERPOINT REQUIREMENTS

Number of slides: minimum of16

Topic: any subject in the text

Bullets per slide : minimum of 3

 

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 classes as well. Attendance is tracked by instructors, so be sure to log on and adhere to the following scale:

# of Times Class Meets

Maximum # of Absences Allowed

3 times a week

6

2 times a week 4

4

1 time a week 2

2

Developmental Classes

DE 010, DE 020, DE 030

3

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 exercise the withdrawal privilege in that particular course.

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

Instructor Policies

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Attendance is expected regularly. A student will be allowed four cuts after the fourth cut the student will be dropped from the class. Lack of participation will adversely affect the student’s final grade.

CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR POLICY

Any student disrupting this class will be warned about their behavior once. If a second incident occurs they will be dismissed from the class. Any student dismissed from the class will not be able to return under any circumstances.

EXTRA CREDIT POLICY

There will be NO extra credit in this class.This includes but is not limited to extra credit writing assignments, extra credit tests, and work done outside of the academic arena. If you feel you are in jeopardy of failing you should consult with the instructor. You may want to withdraw from the class before failing it. Also, please be aware that the last day to withdraw from the class without academic penalty is Monday November, 10 2012.

Please DO NOT ask about extra credit. Your grade will be based solely on the evaluation process described in this syllabus.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND PLAGIARISM POLICY

                Students are expected to follow College policy with regard to issues of academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism) and proper conduct in the classroom. Please see the Lackawanna College Student Handbook concerning Classroom Guidelines and academic integrity. Academic dishonesty will result in a grade of 0 for the test or assignment. Violations of college policy may result in permanent dismissal from the classroom and a failing grade for the course.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE POLICY

Students are not allowed to bring any type of food or beverages into the classroom. Failure to comply with this policy will lead to dismissal from the classroom.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY

Students will not be allowed to bring any electronic devices into the classroom. This includes cell phones and ipods, Failure to comply with this policy will lead to dismissal from the classroom.

N.B. and conditions of this syllabus may be changed without notice by the instructor.

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 Mrs. Christine Kiehart in the Office of Disability Services to discuss your options. Please note that disability services do not include exemption from participation requirements in courses considered part of the School of Distance Education, including online and hybrid courses.

 

Lackawanna College Notice of Nondiscrimination

 

Lackawanna College will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, 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 VII of 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 Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

 

Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. Lackawanna College is committed to providing an educational and work environment that is free from unlawful sexual discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and gender based harassment. 

 

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lackawanna College will not tolerate any forms of sexual misconduct including but not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence and gender-based harassment by employees, students or third parties. This includes prohibiting discrimination against pregnant and parenting students. The College also prohibits retaliation against any person who makes a claim of discrimination or harassment or who provides information in such an investigation. This policy applies to admissions, employment, treatment and access to all programs and activities that take place either on or off the campus at Lackawanna College. 

 

Lackawanna College will fully and promptly investigate all allegations of sexual misconduct and will take action reasonably designed to resolve the complaint in an equitable manner, end a hostile environment if one has been created, prevent its recurrence, and, when appropriate, take steps to remedy its effects on individuals and the college community.

 

Lackawanna College complies with Title IX and all other federal laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.

 

Reports or inquiries regarding nondiscrimination should be made to:

Title IX Coordinator/ Executive Director of the Student Wellness Program, Marsha Pigga, Angeli Hall, Room 102, 501 Vine Street, Scranton PA, 18509 (570) 955-1466/ (570) 677-7589, piggam@lackawanna.edu

 

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action inquiries: Anita Cola, Affirmative Action Officer/Dean of Continuing Education, Angeli Hall, Room 300C, Vine Street, Scranton PA (570) 961-7815, colaa@lackawanna.edu or Dan LaMagna, Affirmative Action Officer/Dean of Students, Angeli Hall, Room 104, Vine Street, Scranton PA, (570) 504-1579, lamagnad@lackawanna.edu.  

 

Additional information regarding Title IX requirements and how to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights: Office of Civil Rights at www2.ed.gov/ocr, 800-421-3481. Philadelphia Office: Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, The Wanamaker Building,100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323 Telephone: 215-656-8541, Email: OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov

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.

 

 

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.

Course Schedule:

Week

Topic

Reading/Assignments

1

Drugs and Behavior Today

Chapter 1

2

Drug Taking Behavior

Chapter 2

3

How Drugs Work in the Body

Chapter 3

4

Stimulants

Chapter 4

5

Opiates

Chapter 5

6

Hallucinogens

Chapter 6

7

Marijuana

Chapter 7

8

Steroids and HGH

Chapter 8

9

Alcohol

Chapter 9

10

Glues, Solvents, & other Inhalants

Chapter 13

11

Barbiturates and Benzodiazepines

Chapter 15

12

Antipsychotics & Antidepressants

Chapter 16

13

OTC Drugs & Rx Drugs

Chapter 14

14

Caffeine & Nicotine

Chapters 11 & 12

15

Test #3

Examinations:

All exams will be held in the classroom during regular class time