SRJC Course Outlines

6/17/2024 3:26:24 AMHLE 95 Course Outline as of Spring 1999

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  HLE 95Title:  INTRO ALCOHOL/DRUG STUD  
Full Title:  Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Studies
Last Reviewed:10/12/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An overview of drugs (including alcohol) and how they affect the individual, families and society.  How to prevent and treat drug abuse, public policy issues, community resources and needs of special groups.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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How does alcohol and other drugs really affect you, me, and those around us?  Learn about the various theories of substance abuse and identification signs of users.  How effective are the treatment programs?
(Grade Only)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1999Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Students who successfully complete the course will:
1.  Explain the pharmacology of abusable substances.
2.  Describe ethanol and analyze the physiological effects on the fetus,
   children and adults.
3.  Contrast the most abusable substances in society.
4.  Distinguish between various treatment models.
5.  Appraise the various theories of addition.
6.  Evaluate the cost to society in terms of economics and in social

Topics and Scope
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1.  Overview of Substance Abuse in our Society
2.  Drugs of Abuse
   A.  Depressants
   B.  Stimulants
   C.  Hallucinogenics
   D.  Ethanol
   E.  Others
3.  Characteristics of Abusers
4.  Dynamics of Addiction
5.  Treatment Issues
6.  Drunk Driving Issues
7.  Abuse in Special Populations
   A.  Minorities
   B.  Seniors
   C.  Women
   D.  Fetus
8.  Prevention Issues
9.  Myths
10. Public Policy and Social Perception

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Students will be required to read and study the assigned chapters in the
textbook and other selected reading in journals and handouts
1.  Each student will write one (1) 10-page term paper on social
   perceptions of substance abuse with at least 6 references.  The
   paper must be double-spaced and typed, using the MLA format for term
2.  Each student will visit a 12-step treatment program in the community
   and submit a 2-page typewritten critique of the experience.
1.  Writing assignment demonstrates application of various concepts
   regarding social perceptions.
2.  Writing assignment demonstrates the ability to analyze a treatment
   model for effectiveness and specificity.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 35%
Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams, Term papers, Analysis/critiques
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
65 - 80%
Multiple choice
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Loosening the Grip, Kinneg, 5th ed., Mosby, 1998
Handouts: Materials of the National Institute of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

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