Feb 25, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

SOC6813 DRUG AND ALCOHOL AWARENESS AND ABUSE COURSE PROCEDURE


SOC6813 DRUG AND ALCOHOL AWARENESS AND ABUSE

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the Freshman or Sophomore year and to area high school seniors.

Catalog Description:

SOC6813 - Alcohol and Drug Awareness and Abuse (3 hrs.)

This course is designed to expose students to the effects of drugs and alcohol. The class will also go into a more depth study of their usage, legal aspects, and the rehabilitation for each.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to give student information concerning drugs and alcohol.  It is to orient students to the effects, laws, results; and rehabilitation of drugs and alcohol.

Units Outcomes and Criterion Based Evaluation Key for Core Content:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to identify the differences of drugs and how they will affect the body. They will all become aware of the history of drugs.

UNIT 1:  Personal Skills and Time Management

Outcomes:  Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully…

  • Set priorities in which several tasks will be accomplished
  • Regular attendance and being on time for class

UNIT 2: Speaking Skills

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully …

  • Participate in group and class communication
  • Speak in class over one current event involving a drug and alcohol topic

UNIT 3: Human Resource Management

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully …

  • Explain how our lifestyles are affected by society
  • Discuss the positive and negatives of using drugs

UNIT 4: Listening Skills

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully …

  • Demonstrate appropriate listening skills to be able to obtain the knowledge through discussion of other students, instructors, videos and outside speakers

UNIT 5: Group Effectiveness  Skills

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully …

  • Being able to work with two or more people in a group to reach a common goal

UNIT 6: Knowledge of Drug/Alcohol

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully …

  • Students will become aware of the definitions and terminology of drugs
  • Obtain knowledge of the history of drugs and drug regulation
  • Become knowledgeable of marijuana, stimulants, narcotics, depressants, alcohol and nicotine and a variety of drugs
  • How it affects its uses, tolerance, and withdrawal effects of the body

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission, and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching, and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class, which requires accommodations,   contact the Disability Services Coordinator.