HTW 318 Syllabus Fall 2009

HTW 318 Syllabus Fall 2009 - HTW 318 Alcohol, Other Drugs,...

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Number: HTW 318 Instructor: Dessa Bergen-Cico PhD, CAS dkbergen@syr.edu 315-443-0250 (office) Office Hours Wednesday 2 – 4 PM Room 306 at 426 Ostrom Ave. Required Text for Students Enrolled in HTW 318 : Uppers, Downers, All Arounders 7 th Ed. Authors Books can be purchased at the SU Schine Bookstore. You must purchase Uppers, Downers, All Arounders textbook in order to have access to the CD-ROM resources for the course. Online Readings: Additional required readings can be accessed on Blackboard. Course Overview: This course explores the biological, psychological, and social factors of substance use and related addictions that exist across cultures and species – from college students to the animal kingdom. This course uses advanced interdisciplinary concepts of substance abuse gambling, and sexual addiction. Students contribute to the curriculum and propose solutions and methods of effective addiction prevention using our college campus as their study lab. This is an interdisciplinary course for students in all fields of study. At the conclusion of this course students will have a working knowledge of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and the role of sociology and psychology in prevention and treatment of all forms of addiction. Course Structure: Each class will consist of lecture, viewing of supporting media presentations, and an interactive “all class member” discussion to explore varying points of view and ask questions. During this time students will be expected to provide input drawing from assigned readings and to contribute to the focus of the upcoming class sessions. Some class sessions will deviate from this format with guest speakers, field study, student presentations etc. Fall 2009 Course Schedule Please be advised this is a tentative schedule. Modifications to the course schedule are likely and will be made as needed to insure optimal learning. Updates and/or changes will be communicated in class and via Blackboard. Topic Required Readings Due by Date Listed August 31 Overview of the Biology, Psychology and Sociology of Addiction; Addiction in Music and Art September 7 LABOR DAY NO CLASSES September 14 UPPERS - Stimulants in depth examination of the drugs in this classification and their use across cultures Uppers, Downers
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