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PSY-245 HA Syllabus

Lackawanna College

PSY-245 Drugs and Behavior Syllabus

Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

3 credits

 

Instructor – Dominick Scarnato

Phone – 570.351.2570

Office Hours – by appointment

Email - dominick.scarnato@falcons.lackawanna.edu

 

Text –

Drug Use and Abuse 7th edition

Maisto, Galizio, Connors

Cengage Learning

 

PSY245 (formerly SSS215) - Drugs and Behavior This course will provide an in-depth examination of the major drugs both legal and illegal used in American society. Concentration will be on the effects of recreational and prescription drugs on human health and behavior. (3 Credits)

 

Objectives:

  • To understand and potentially identify what drug use and abuse is
  • To understand The history of drug use and abuse
  • To become familiar with how drugs effect the nervous system and the scientific study of psychology, pharmacology and psychopharmacology
  • Become familiar with different types of narcotics.
  • Become aware of types of treatments and the prevention of use

 

 

Requirements and Evaluation:

  1. Quizzes (14-16) – 20%
  2. Tests (4) – 20%
  3. Discussions (14-22) - 25%

            On Lackawanna College portal. Each person must respond to the question posted by Saturday night at midnight and that response must be a minimum of 200 words. On Monday night, each student must respond to two of their classmate’s posts. Each post should be a minimum of 100 words (200 words (100 each response post)

  1. Research Paper (Any Relevant Topic of Drug Use and Abuse) 10%
  • Must be a minimum of 1200 words (about 3 pages of writing)
  • See Attached Rubric for Grading
  1. Power Point (Any Relevant Topic of Drug Use and Abuse) 10%
  • Must be a minimum of 15 Slides
  • See Attached Rubric for Grading
  1. Attendance and Participation (face to face discussions, online login, pre assessments and exit assessments) - 10%
  • Pre and Exit assessments will be specified by the instructor. They can be observational or by a survey administered through Google Classroom or Other online based program for assessment such as Kahoot or Test Moz

 

Attendance Policy:

Students enrolled in credit bearing courses at Lackawanna College will fail this course if they exceed the maximum amount of absences allowed. The maximum amount of absences allowed for this course is 4.

 

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 the 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 stops attending a course for which he/she is registered after the published census date (end of drop/add) without having officially withdrawn from the course, the student will be assigned an AW (penalty grade failure) for the class. 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.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Policy:

Academic dishonesty in any form, such as plagiarism and cheating, will not be tolerated either in the online or traditional classrooms. 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.  

The following are among the forms of dishonesty, in a classroom of any type, 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.
  • Misrepresenting identity in an online course

(Please see the 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 academic development office 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.

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. Inquiries 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 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: Georgia Eagan, Affirmative Action Officer/Dean of Continuing Education, Angeli Hall, Room 300C, Vine Street, Scranton PA (570) 961-7815, eagang@lackawanna.edu or Tony Ferrese, Affirmative Action Officer/Dean of Students, Angeli Hall, Room 104, Vine Street, Scranton PA, (570) 504-1579, FerreseT@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.  

Instructors Policy:

  • Cell Phones, IPads and/or computers should be brought to class for use in some instruction. However they are understood to be around but must not be disruptive. Cell Phones will not be permitted during moderated discussions.
  • All Papers must use APA format, New Times Roman size 12 Font and double spaced.
  • Excuses are not accepted.
  • Late Papers are not accepted.
  • Papers should be submitted by email and / google classroom.

 

Grading

 

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

 

Course Schedule

 

Week

Topic

Chapters

Related Assignment, Assessment, or Learning Activity

1

August 28

Sept 3

Introduction to Class

Review of Syllabus

What is expected? Introduction discussion.

 

Review Portal , Google Classroom,

2

 

September 4

September 10

Tuesday and Thursday –

Discussion and review of Chapter

1

Tuesday Pre Assessment discussion Start of Chapter

 

Thursday Completion of Chapter Exit Assessment

 

Friday Quiz Due by Midnight

 

Saturday Initial Post (200 word minimum)

 

Monday Response Posts ( 100 Word Minimum each post)

3

 

September 11

September 17

Tuesday and Thursday –

Discussion and review of Chapter

2

Tuesday Pre Assessment discussion Start of Chapter

 

Thursday Completion of Chapter Exit Assessment

 

Friday Quiz Due by Midnight

 

Saturday Initial Post (200 word minimum)

 

Monday Response Posts ( 100 Word Minimum each post)

 

 

 

         4

 

September 18

September 24

 

Tuesday and Thursday –

Discussion and review of Chapter

 

 

 

3

 

Tuesday Pre Assessment discussion Start of Chapter

 

Thursday Completion of Chapter Exit Assessment

 

Friday Quiz Due by Midnight

 

Saturday Initial Post (200 word minimum)

 

Monday Response Posts ( 100 Word Minimum each post)

           5

 

 

September25

October 1

Tuesday and Thursday –

Discussion and review of Chapter

4

Tuesday Pre Assessment discussion Start of Chapter

 

Thursday Completion of Chapter Exit Assessment

 

Friday Quiz Due by Midnight

 

Saturday Initial Post (200 word minimum)

 

Monday Response Posts ( 100 Word Minimum each post)

         6

 

 

October 2

October 8

Tuesday and Thursday –

Discussion and review of Chapter 5

5

 

Tuesday Pre Assessment discussion Start of Chapter

 

Thursday Completion of Chapter Exit Assessment

 

Friday Quiz Due by Midnight

 

Saturday Initial Post (200 word minimum)

 

Monday Response Posts ( 100 Word Minimum each post)

         7

 

 

October 9 October 15

Tuesday and Thursday –

Discussion and review of Chapter

6

Tuesday Pre Assessment discussion Start of Chapter

 

Thursday Completion of Chapter Exit Assessment

 

Friday Quiz Due by Midnight

 

Saturday Initial Post (200 word minimum)

 

Monday Response Posts ( 100 Word Minimum each post)

 

         8

 

October 16

October 22

Tuesday and Thursday –

Discussion and review of Chapter 7

7

Tuesday Pre Assessment discussion Start of Chapter

 

Thursday Completion of Chapter Exit Assessment

 

Friday Quiz Due by Midnight

 

Saturday Initial Post (200 word minimum)

 

Monday Response Posts ( 100 Word Minimum each post)

     

   9

 

 

October 23 October 29

 

Tuesday and Thursday –

Discussion and review of Chapter

 

 

8

Tuesday Pre Assessment discussion Start of Chapter

 

Thursday Completion of Chapter Exit Assessment

 

Friday Quiz Due by Midnight

 

Saturday Initial Post (200 word minimum)

 

Monday Response Posts ( 100 Word Minimum each post)

 

       10

 

 

October 30 November 5

 

Tuesday and Thursday –

Discussion and review of Chapter

9

Tuesday Pre Assessment discussion Start of Chapter

 

Thursday Completion of Chapter Exit Assessment

 

Friday Quiz Due by Midnight

 

Saturday Initial Post (200 word minimum)

 

Monday Response Posts ( 100 Word Minimum each post)

         11

 

November 6

November 12

Tuesday and Thursday –

Discussion and review of Chapter

10-11

Tuesday Pre Assessment discussion Start of Chapter

 

Thursday Completion of Chapter Exit Assessment

 

Friday Quiz Due by Midnight

 

Saturday Initial Post (200 word minimum)

 

Sunday Research Paper Due by Midnight

 

Monday Response Posts ( 100 Word Minimum each post)

         12

 

 

November 13 November 19

Tuesday and Thursday –

Discussion and review of Chapter

12-13

Tuesday Pre Assessment discussion Start of Chapter

 

Thursday Completion of Chapter Exit Assessment

 

Friday Quiz Due by Midnight

 

Saturday Initial Post (200 word minimum)

 

Monday Response Posts ( 100 Word Minimum each post)

       13

 

 

November 20 November 26

Tuesday –

Discussion and review of Chapter

14

Tuesday Pre Assessment discussion and

Completion of Chapter Exit Assessment

 

Friday Quiz Due by Midnight

 

Saturday Initial Post (200 word minimum)

 

Monday Response Posts ( 100 Word Minimum each post)

         14

 

November 27

December 3

 

Tuesday and Thursday –

Discussion and review of Chapter

15-16

Tuesday Pre Assessment discussion Start of Chapter

 

Thursday Completion of Chapter Exit Assessment

 

Friday Quiz Due by Midnight

 

Saturday Initial Post (200 word minimum)

 

Sunday Night PowerPoint Presentation Dues BY Midnight

 

Monday Response Posts ( 100 Word Minimum each post)

 

 

       15

 

December 4 –

December 8

 

Last Week

Final Exam

Grades Due

 

ONLINE FINAL MUST BE COMPLETED BY THURSDAY DECEMBER 7th AT 6 PM

 

Final Exam

Grades Due

 

 

All of the procedures and schedules described in this course syllabus are subject to change. In the event that a change is needed, you will be notified as soon as possible.