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Troy University

College of Education Counseling Programs

Master Syllabus – CACREP 2009 Standards
~Educate the mind to think, the heart to feel, the body to act ~

(TROY Motto 1887)
Course Number: PSY 6669

Course Title: Behavior Pathology

Semester Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: Advisor approval
Professor:

Miles Matise, PhD, NCC, LMHC, CAC III, ACS



http://spectrum.troy.edu/mmatise / mmatise@troy.edu

970-301-2162


Approved Delivery Models:

Methods of delivery may include traditional classroom, week-end, web-enhanced, online format. Method of delivery will vary by campus term and instructor.


Catalog Course Description:

A study of psychopathological disorders with emphasis on the psychological, social, and biological origins. The current classification system used by the American Psychiatric Association is used as a foundation. Diagnosis and treatment planning are emphasized.


Course Objectives:

The Counseling Programs are designed to provide quality academic programs that emphasize meaningful and practical learning experiences in preparing students to be innovative, informed, reflective decision maker. In addition, this course provides opportunities for students to demonstrate knowledge of the following objectives:

  1. To recognize the potential for substance use disorders to mimic and co-exist with a variety of medical and psychological disorders. CMHC(6) A.6

2. To understand the impact of crises, disasters and other trauma causing events on

people. CMHC(6) A. 9,

3. To apply multicultural competencies to clinical mental health counseling involving case conceptualization, diagnosis, treatment, referral and prevention of mental and emotional disorders. CMHC(6) D.2

4. To demonstrate the ability to use procedures for assessing and managing suicide risk. CMHC(6) D.6, H.3

5. To know the principles and models of assessment, case conceptualization, theories of human development, and concepts of normalcy and psychopathology leading to diagnoses and appropriate counseling treatment plans. CMHC(6) G.1

6. To understand basic classifications, indications, and contraindications of commonly prescribed psychopharmacological medications so that appropriate referrals can be made for medication evaluations and so that the side effects of such medications can be identified. CMHC(6) G.3

7. To apply the assessment of a client’s stage of dependence, change, or recovery to determine the appropriate modality and placement criteria within the continuum of care. CMHC(6) G.4

8. To demonstrate skill in conducting an intake interview, a mental status evaluation, a biopsychosocial history, a mental health history, and a psychological assessment for treatment planning and caseload management. CMHC(6) H.2

9. To know the diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis, and the use of current diagnostic tools, such as the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). CMHC(6) K.1

10. To understand the established diagnostic criteria for mental and emotional disorders, and describes treatment modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care. CMHC(6) K.2

11. To know the impact of co-occurring substance use disorders on medical

and psychological disorders. CMHC(6) K. 3



  1. Demonstrates appropriate use of diagnostic tools, including the current edition of the DSM, to describe the symptoms and clinical presentation of clients with mental and emotional impairments. CMHC(6) L.1

  2. To conceptualize an accurate multiaxial diagnosis of disorders presented by a client and discuss the differential diagnosis with collaborating professionals. CMHC(6) L.2

  3. To differentiate between diagnosis and developmentally appropriate reactions during crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events. CMHC(6) L.3

  4. Understands various models and approaches to clinical evaluations and their appropriate uses. Including diagnostic interviews, mental status examinations, symptom inventories, and psychoeducational and personality assessments. CHHC(6) G.2

Legend: CMHC= Clinical Mental Health Counseling CACREP 2009

(6) is a LiveText code
Approved Texts: (The highlighted text below is the textbook we will use in class. The other texts are supplemental resources).

American Psychiatric Association (latest edition) Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM 5). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
Barlow, David H. & Duran, M. (latest edition). Thomson Advantage Books: Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach (loose-leaf version with CD-ROM and Info Trac. Wadsworth-Thomson.
Butcher, J.N., Minetka S. and Hooley J.M. Abnormal Psychology (latest edition), Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.
Comer, R. (latest edition). Abnormal Psychology. New York: Worth Publishers.
Preston., J.D., O’Neal, J.H., and Talaga, M.C. (latest edition) Handbook of clinical psycopharmacology for therapists. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Other Materials:

Students enrolled in this course are required to purchase Live Text and Must have access to a computer and internet. Students enrolled purchase Live Text the same as purchasing a text book. You need only purchase Live Text ONCE. Live Text will be good for all of the classes required for the CP degree. Live Text is good for 5 years and cannot be shared. If you have purchased Live Text in a previous term or semester you do not need to purchase it again.


Content:

Course content will come from approved text book and other supplemental literature.


Methods of Instruction:

Methods of instruction may include, but not limited to: lectures, discussion, field trips, videos, guest speakers, modeling, and computerized/internet instruction. Methods will vary depending on the instructor.


Laboratory Experiences:

Demonstration of disorder in role play with another student, may be required.


Course Requirements: Other than LiveText, class participation, mid-term exam and final exam will be given, presentation and demonstration of counseling in role plays. Requirements will vary by instructor.
LIVE TEXT REQUIREMENTS

Common Assignments/Assessments:

Activity I: Overview and Utilization of the DSM

Essay I: Axis I Adult Disorders

Essay II: Personality Disorders/MR, Axis I Child & Adolescent Disorders


LIVETEXT ASSIGNMENT I: Behavior Pathology Activity /Overview and utilization of the DSM; CMHC (6) D.2, G.1, G.2, G.3, K.2, L.1

Directions: The instructor will provide Activity I. This Activity assesses the following:

  • Overview and utilization of the DSM

  • Principles of Diagnostic Process

  • Multicultural Competencies

  • Intake Interview

  • Assessment

  • Medications





Topic

Standard

Assignment/

Assessment

1

0-59%

No Understanding

2

60-69%

Below

Average


3

70-79%

Average

4

80-89%

Mastery

5

90-100%

Exceptional



Activity I-(Part A): Overview and utilization of the DSM

CMHC(6) K.2, L.1


Demonstrates no understanding of the established diagnostic criteria for mental and emotional disorders, and describes treatment modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care.



Shows below average understanding of the established diagnostic criteria for mental and emotional disorders, and describes treatment modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care.



Shows average understanding of the established diagnostic criteria for mental and emotional disorders, and describes treatment modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care.



Shows mastery of established diagnostic criteria for mental and emotional disorders, and describes treatment modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care.



Shows exceptional understanding of the established diagnostic criteria for mental and emotional disorders, and describes treatment modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care.



Activity I-(Part B): Principles of Diagnostic Process
CMHC (6) K.2


Demonstrates no understanding of the principles of the diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis, and the use of the current DSM.

Shows below average understanding of the principles of the diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis, and the use of the current DSM.

Shows average understanding of the principles of the diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis, and the use of the current DSM.

Shows Mastery of the principles of the diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis, and the use of the current DSM.

Shows Exceptional understanding of the principles of the diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis, and the use of the current DSM.

Activity I-(Part C): Multicultural Competencies
CMHC (6) D.2





Demonstrates no understanding of the application of multicultural competencies to clinical mental health counseling involving case conceptualization, diagnosis, treatment, referral, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.

Shows below average understanding of the application of multicultural competencies to clinical mental health counseling involving case conceptualization, diagnosis, treatment, referral, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.

Shows average understanding of the application of multicultural competencies to clinical mental health counseling involving case conceptualization, diagnosis, treatment, referral, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.

Shows Mastery of the application of multicultural competencies to clinical mental health counseling involving case conceptualization, diagnosis, treatment, referral, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.

Demonstrates exceptional understanding of the application of multicultural competencies to clinical mental health counseling involving case conceptualization, diagnosis, treatment, referral, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.


Activity I-(Part D): Intake Interview

CMHC (6) G.1, G.2


Demonstrates no skill in conducting an intake interview, a mental status evaluation, a biopsychosocial history, a mental health history, and a psychological assessment for treatment planning and caseload management.



Shows below average skill in conducting an intake interview, a mental status evaluation, a biopsychosocial history, a mental health history, and a psychological assessment for treatment planning and caseload management.



Shows average skill in conducting an intake interview, a mental status evaluation, a biopsychosocial history, a mental health history, and a psychological assessment for treatment planning and caseload management.



Shows mastery level skill in conducting an intake interview, a mental status evaluation, a biopsychosocial history, a mental health history, and a psychological assessment for treatment planning and caseload management.



Shows exceptional skill in conducting an intake interview, a mental status evaluation, a biopsychosocial history, a mental health history, and a psychological assessment for treatment planning and caseload management



Activity I-

(Part E): Assessment

CMHC (6) D.2, H.3


Demonstrates no ability to use procedures for assessing and managing suicide risk.

Demonstrates below average ability to use procedures for assessing and managing suicide risk.

Demonstrates average ability to use procedures for assessing and managing suicide risk.

Demonstrates mastery level ability to use procedures for assessing and managing suicide risk.

Demonstrates exceptional ability to use procedures for assessing and managing suicide risk.

Activity I-

(Part F): Medications CMHC (6) G.3


No understanding of basic classifications, indications, and contraindications of commonly prescribed psychopharmacological medications so that appropriate referrals Demonstrates no knowledge of the principles and models of assessment, case conceptualization, theories of human development and concepts of normalcy and psychopathology leading to diagnoses and appropriate counseling treatment plans.

Shows below average knowledge of the principles and models of assessment, case conceptualization theories of human development and concepts of normalcy and psychopathology leading to diagnoses and appropriate counseling treatment plans.

Shows average knowledge of the principles and models of assessment case conceptualization, theories of human development and concepts of normalcy and psychopathology leading to diagnoses and appropriate counseling treatment plans.

Shows master of knowledge of the principles and models of assessment, case conceptualization, theories of human development and concepts of normalcy and psychopathology leading to diagnoses and appropriate counseling treatment plans.

Shows exceptional

knowledge of the principles and models of assessment, case conceptualization, theories of human development and concepts of normalcy and psychopathology leading to diagnoses and appropriate counseling treatment plans.



Overall Understanding and utilization of the DSM

No overall understanding and utilization of the DSM

Below average overall understanding and utilization of the DSM

Average overall understanding and utilization of the DSM

Mastery overall understanding and utilization of the DSM

Exceptional overall understanding and utilization of the DSM


LIVETEXT ASSIGNMENT II: Behavior Pathology Essay I / Multi-Axis Assessments; CMHC (6) A.6, A.9, G.1, K.3, L.3

Directions: The instructor will provide the format for Essay I. This essay assesses the following:

  • The potential for substance use disorders to mimic and coexist with a variety of medical and psychological disorders;

  • The impact of crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events on people; and,

  • The principles and models of assessment, case conceptualization, theories of human development, and concepts of normalcy and psychopathology leading to diagnoses and appropriate counseling treatment plans.




Essay I-

Part A: CMHC (6) A.6, K.3


Shows no ability to recognize the potential for substance use disorders to mimic and coexist with a variety of medical and psychological disorders.

Shows below average ability to recognize the potential for substance use disorders to mimic and coexist with a variety of medical and psychological disorders.

Shows average ability to recognize the potential for substance use disorders to mimic and coexist with a variety of medical and psychological disorders.

Shows Mastery of ability to recognize the potential for substance use disorders to mimic and coexist with a variety of medical and psychological disorders.

Shows exceptional ability to recognize the potential for substance use disorders to mimic and coexist with a variety of medical and psychological disorders.

Essay I-

Part B: CMHC (6) A.9, L.3


Demonstrates no understanding of the impact of crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events on people.

Shows below average understanding of the impact of crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events on people.

Shows average understanding of the impact of crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events on people.

Shows mastery of understanding of the impact of crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events on people.

Shows exceptional understanding of the impact of crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events on people.

Essay I-

Part C:

CMHC (6) G.1

Demonstrates no knowledge of the principles and models of assessment, case conceptualization, theories of human development, and concepts of normalcy and psychopathology leading to diagnoses and appropriate counseling treatment plans.

Demonstrates below average knowledge of the principles and models of assessment, case conceptualization, theories of human development, and concepts of normalcy and psychopathology leading to diagnoses and appropriate counseling treatment plans.

Demonstrates average knowledge of the principles and models of assessment, case conceptualization, theories of human development, and concepts of normalcy and psychopathology leading to diagnoses and appropriate counseling treatment plans.

Shows mastery of knowledge of the principles and models of assessment, case conceptualization, theories of human development, and concepts of normalcy and psychopathology leading to diagnoses and appropriate counseling treatment plans.

Shows exceptional knowledge of the principles and models of assessment, case conceptualization, theories of human development, and concepts of normalcy and psychopathology leading to diagnoses and appropriate counseling treatment plans.

Assignment Summary

Demonstrates no knowledge of the principles of Multi-Axis Assessments

Demonstrates below average knowledge of the principles of Multi-Axis Assessments

Demonstrates average knowledge of the principles of Multi-Axis Assessments

Shows mastery of knowledge of the principles of Multi-Axis Assessments

Shows exceptional knowledge of the principles of Multi-Axis Assessments


LIVETEXT ASSIGNMENT III: Behavior Pathology Essay II / Personality Disorders/MR; Axis I Childhood/Adolescent Disorders; CMHC(6) D.6, G.1, G.2, G.4, H.2, K.1, L.2.

Directions: The instructor will provide the format for Essay II. This essay assesses the following:

  • Case Conceptualization

  • Screening and Assessment

  • Clinical Evaluation

  • Diagnostic Process

  • Multi Axial Diagnosis




Essay II-

Part A:

Case Conceptualization

CMHC (6) G.1


Demonstrates no knowledge of the principles and models of assessment, case conceptualization, theories of human development and concepts of normalcy and psychopathology leading to diagnoses and appropriate counseling treatment plans.

Shows below average knowledge of the principles and models of assessment, case conceptualization, theories of human development and concepts of normalcy and psychopathology leading to diagnoses and appropriate counseling treatment plans.

Shows average knowledge of the principles and models of assessment, case conceptualization, theories of human development and concepts of normalcy and psychopathology leading to diagnoses and appropriate counseling treatment plans.

Shows mastery of knowledge of the principles and models of assessment, case conceptualization, theories of human development and concepts of normalcy and psychopathology leading to diagnoses and appropriate counseling treatment plans.

Shows exceptional knowledge of the principles and models of assessment, case conceptualization, theories of human development and concepts of normalcy and psychopathology leading to diagnoses and appropriate counseling treatment plans.

Essay II

Part B:

Screening and Assessment

CMHC (6) D.6, G.4




Demonstrates no understanding of standard screening and assessment instruments for clinical mental health counseling, including lethality assessment and addictions.

Shows below average understanding of standard screening and assessment instruments for clinical mental health counseling, including lethality assessment and addictions.

Shows average understanding of standard screening and assessment instruments for clinical mental health counseling, including lethality assessment and addictions.

Shows mastery of understanding of standard screening and assessment instruments for clinical mental health counseling, including lethality assessment and addictions.

Shows exceptional understanding of standard screening and assessment instruments for clinical mental health counseling, including lethality assessment and addictions.

Essay II-

Part C:

Clinical Evaluation

CMHC (6) G.2, H.2


Shows no understanding of various models and approaches to clinical evaluation and their appropriate uses, including diagnostic interviews, mental status examinations, symptom inventories, and psychoeducational and personality assessments.

Shows below average understanding of various models and approaches to clinical evaluation and their appropriate uses, including diagnostic interviews, mental status examinations, symptom inventories, and psychoeducational and personality assessments.

Shows average understanding of various models and approaches to clinical evaluation and their appropriate uses, including diagnostic interviews, mental status examinations, symptom inventories, and psychoeducational and personality assessments.

Shows mastery understanding of various models and approaches to clinical evaluation and their appropriate uses, including diagnostic interviews, mental status examinations, symptom inventories, and psychoeducational and personality assessments.

Shows exceptional understanding of various models and approaches to clinical evaluation and their appropriate uses, including diagnostic interviews, mental status examinations, symptom inventories, and psychoeducational and personality assessments.

Essay II-

Part D:

Diagnostic Process

CMHC (6) K.1


Shows no knowledge of the principles of the diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis, and the use of current diagnostic tools, such as the current edition of the DSM.

Shows below average knowledge of the principles of the diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis, and the use of current diagnostic tools, such as the current edition of the DSM.

Shows average knowledge of the principles of the diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis, and the use of current diagnostic tools, such as the current edition of the DSM.

Shows mastery of knowledge of the principles of the diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis, and the use of current diagnostic tools, such as the current edition of the DSM.

Shows exceptional knowledge of the principles of the diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis, and the use of current diagnostic tools, such as the current edition of the DSM.

Essay II-

Part E:

Multi Axial Diagnosis

CMHC (6) L.2


Shows no ability to conceptualize an accurate multi-axial diagnosis of disorders presented by a client and discuss the differential diagnosis with collaborating professionals.

Shows below average ability to conceptualize an accurate multi-axial diagnosis of disorders presented by a client and discuss the differential diagnosis with collaborating professionals.

Shows average ability to conceptualize an accurate multi-axial diagnosis of disorders presented by a client and discuss the differential diagnosis with collaborating professionals.

Shows mastery of ability to conceptualize an accurate multi-axial diagnosis of disorders presented by a client and discuss the differential diagnosis with collaborating professionals.

Shows exceptional ability to conceptualize an accurate multi-axial diagnosis of disorders presented by a client and discuss the differential diagnosis with collaborating professionals.

Essay II Summary

Shows no ability to assess, conceptualize, and explain an accurate multi-axial diagnosis of disorders.

Shows below average ability to assess, conceptualize, and explain an accurate multi-axial diagnosis of disorders.

Shows average ability to assess, conceptualize, and explain an accurate multi-axial diagnosis of disorders.

Shows mastery of ability to assess, conceptualize, and explain an accurate multi-axial diagnosis of disorders.

Shows exceptional ability to assess, conceptualize, and explain an accurate multi-axial diagnosis of disorders.


Student Directions – The student will submit the FORM titled PSY6669 Behavior Pathology Instructor’s Summary Student Document to the instructor in Live Text.
PSY 6669 INSTRUCTOR’S SUMMARY STUDENT DOCUMENT


Topic Behavior Pathology PSY6669

1

No Understanding



2

Below


Average


3

Average


4

Mastery


5

Exceptional



Activity I: Overview and Utilization of the DSM

Standard: CMHC (6) D.2, G.1, G.2, G.3, H. 3,K.2, L.1

1

0-59%


No Understanding of utilization of DSM


2

60-69%


Below

Average understanding of DSM




3

70-79%


Average understanding of DSM

4

80-89%


Mastery understanding of DSM

5

90-100%


Exceptional understanding of DSM

Essay I:

Axis I Adult Disorders



Standard: CMHC (6) A.6, A.9, G.1, K.3, L.3

Demonstrates no knowledge of the principles of Multi-Axis Assessments .

Shows below average knowledge of the principles of Multi-Axis Assessments .

Shows average knowledge of the principles of Multi-Axis Assessments .

Shows Mastery of applying knowledge of the principles of Multi-Axis Assessments .

Shows Exceptional knowledge of the principles of Multi-Axis Assessments .

Essay II:

Axis II Personality Disorders; Axis I Childhood/Adolescent Disorders



Standard: CMHC(6) D.6, G.1, G.2, G.4, H.2, K.1, L.2.


Demonstrates no ability to assess, conceptualize, and explain an accurate multi-axial diagnosis of disorders.

Shows below average ability to assess, conceptualize, and explain an accurate multi-axial diagnosis of disorders.

Shows average ability to assess, conceptualize, and explain an accurate multi-axial diagnosis of disorders.

Shows Mastery ability to assess, conceptualize, and explain an accurate multi-axial diagnosis of disorders.

Shows Exceptional ability to assess, conceptualize, and explain an accurate multi-axial diagnosis of disorders.

Class Schedule



PSY 6669

Behavior Pathology

Week 1

Class introductions, review syllabus,

Ch. 1, 2


Week 2

Read and be ready to discuss Ch. 3, 4

Week 3

Read and be ready to discuss Ch. 5, 6 LIVETEXT ASSIGNMENT 1 (Due)



Week 4

Read and be ready to discuss Ch. 7, 8


Week 5

Read and be ready to discuss Ch. 9, 10 Midterm Exam (in class) LIVETEXT ASSIGNMENT 2

Week 6

Read and be ready to discuss Ch. 11, 12

Week 7

Read and be ready to discuss Ch. 13, 14 LIVETEXT ASSIGNMENT 3

Week 8

Read and be ready to discuss Ch. 15-17 Major Papers Due

Week 9

Case Presentations Final Exam




  1. The Major Paper assignment should be 8-10 pages in APA style, with at least 3 references from professional journals. You are to approach this assignment as if you are already a counselor and create a hypothetical scenario from a source (fiction or non-fiction).

a. Identifying one diagnostic category of a patient that you plan to work with clinically in the future and one that you do not plan to work with. Identify the concerns, issues, advantages, and disadvantages, and other questions that arise for you in working with each category of patient.


  1. Focus on your understanding of the diagnosis (e.g., etiology, prognosis, treatment modalities, alternative treatments, psychopharmacology, etc.). Tie in information from your text on Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists, as well as the DSM.

  2. You will need to provide an explanation of a differential diagnosis for the disorder you are writing about and justify why you ruled-out other diagnosis.

  3. Provide a critique of the literature reviewed for this particular diagnosis.

  4. Review literature that suggests alternatives to the use of the DSM diagnostic categories. What are the benefits and limitations of the alternate paradigm you researched? As a counselor, how might you use the alternate philosophy?

  5. Include an “Implications for Counselors” in your paper, stating how your research conclusions may benefit your professional colleagues.




  1. The Class Presentation (based from your paper) will be 20-25 minutes in length of a theoretical understanding of a particular disorder, and interventions based on this understanding. You can be as creative as you would like with this assignment. You are to think of yourself as a counselor as you approach this and your audience is other mental health professionals who are there to learn from your expertise (see rubric for grading standards).


Papers are graded on the following sections:

APA Format, grammar, composition, and organization, formal writing style

Grammar, knowledge, understanding, and integration of material

Flow of content, synthesis and critical analysis of paper (see Bloom’s Taxonomy)



Length, bibliography, and relevancy of references

Blooms Taxonomy:



Grading Rubric for Papers:

A Range B Range C Range D Range F Range

Grammar, no errors < 5 errors 5-10 errors 10-15 errors >15

Spelling,
APA style Clear Adequate Sketchy Weak Disorganized

Content
Organization Harmonious Fluid Choppy Interrupted Non sensical

of ideas

Personal/ Tight Loose Verbose Sloppy Non formatted

Professional Connection

Relevance

Critical Integrated/ Vague Heavy reliance Copied/ No

Thinking/ specific involvement on quotes involvement

Support of Ideas interaction w/ material

Professional

Appearance/Style Polished/ Dry Wordy/ Lack of style No

Packaged but nice no relevance & structure structure



________________________________________________________________________
Oral Presentation Rubric:

Categories/ Grade

A

B

C

D

Content/ Organization

Clear purpose

Major ideas summarized in logical sequence



Not as clear to follow, choppy

Speaker jumps around, inconsistent

Little to no sequence of information

Subject/ Knowledge

Student demonstrates full knowledge of subject

Student does not elaborate on questions about subject

Student uncomfortable w/ questions about topic

Student does not have clear grasp of information

Graphics

Graphics explain and reinforce

Graphics only relate to information


Graphics rarely support text and presentation


Superfluous or no graphics



Mechanics

No misspellings or grammatical errors

No more than 2 errors

No more than 3 errors

No more than 4 errors in presentation

Creativity/ Delivery

Original presentations, captures attention

Some originality, good variety of material

Little or no variation and originality

Repetitive, insufficient use of material and media

Length of Presentation

Within time limit

Within 4 minutes of time limit

Within 6 minutes of time limit

Within 10 minutes of being too long or short


INCOMPLETE GRADE POLICY:

An incomplete grade indicates that a student has not completed all of the assigned class work or has not taken all class examinations, but is otherwise passing the course. Only the instructor can determine whether an incomplete grade is justified. It cannot be automatically assigned, but rather must be requested by the student by submitting to the instructor the Petition for and Work to Remove an Incomplete Grade form. If the Petitions are approved, a signed copy will be mailed to the student. An “I” can never be used in lieu of an “F” nor can an “I” be assigned because of excessive absences.

It is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor regarding the deadline for completing all course requirements. Any student who receives a grade of Incomplete must adhere to the work completion deadline set by the instructor, not to exceed the end of the following term. This deadline applies whether or not the student re-enrolls for the semester following the assignment of the incomplete grade (s). Failure to clear the incomplete within the specified time will result in the assignment of a grade of “F” for the course.


MAKE-UP WORK POLICY:

All classes missed must be made up and it is the responsibility of the student to contact another student for notes, assignments, and other work that was missed.


Remediation:

Students who do not meet the required level of mastery on a common assignment will be remediated prior to the end of the semester by the course instructor.


Course Evaluation:

There will be a midterm and a final exam. You are also graded on your interaction and engagement in class discussions; class presentations; experiential exercises in class, videotaping assignments; and all written assignments.




  • Attendance and Participation 10% (This includes reaction papers on videos)

  • Presentation 10%

  • Exams 1 and 2 (15% each) 30%

  • Livetext Assignments (10% each X3) 30%

  • Major Paper 20%

To pass the course, students must demonstrate knowledge and ability as specified by course objectives, assignments, assessments and activities.



Grading Criteria:

100 – 90% = A

80 – 89% = B

70 – 79% = C

60 – 69% = D

50 – 59% = F


CELL PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES USED IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL ENVIRONMENT

Use of any electronic devise by students in the instructional environment is prohibited unless explicitly approved on a case-by-case basis by the instructor of record or by the Office of Disability Services in collaboration with the instructor. Cellular phones, pagers, and other communication devices may be used for emergencies, however, but sending or receiving non-emergency messages is forbidden by the University. Particularly, use of a communication device to violate the Troy University “Standards of Conduct” will result in appropriate disciplinary action (See pp. 42-52 of the Oracle).

In order to receive emergency messages from the University or family members, the call receipt indicator of devises must be in the vibration mode or other unobtrusive mode of indication. Students receiving calls that they believe to be emergency calls must answer

quietly without disturbing the teaching environment. If the call is an emergency, they must move unobtrusively and quietly from the instructional area and notify the instructor as soon as reasonably possible. Students who are expecting an emergency call should inform the instructor before the start of the instructional period.


Additional Services:

Library Support. Troy University Southeast Region offers library services through a virtual library. Two professional librarians are located in Suite 14 of the Florida Office, where they offer the following services to students via telephone, e-mail, and in person: reference assistance, technical assistance with using the online resources, and any other help that students might need. During the hours that the Librarians are there, students in the local area may also come for hands-on assistance in using the computers to access information. The hours (Central Time) for services are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Although the office is closed on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, during these times, students may access Live Chat, an instant messaging service, for online assistance from the Troy libraries. There is a link to that service on the University College Library Services Web page, http://uclibrary.troy.edu.

Contact information: Phone numbers: 800-638-7237; 850-301-2154; 850-301-2129. E-mail: library 1 @troy.edu.
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act):

Troy University supports Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which insure that postsecondary students with disabilities have equal access to all academic programs, physical access to all buildings, facilities and events, and are not discriminated against on the basis of disability. Eligible students, with appropriate documentation, will be provided equal opportunity to demonstrate their academic skills and potential through the provision of academic adaptations and reasonable accommodations. Further information, including appropriate contact information, can be found at the link for Troy University’s Office of Human Resources at http://www.troy.edu/humanresources/ADAPolicy2003 .htm


Absence Policy:

In registering for classes at the university students accept responsibility for attending scheduled class meetings, completing assignments on time, and contributing to class discussion and exploration of ideas.

In cases of inclement weather or other emergency conditions, the Office of Executive

Vice Chancellor and Provost will announce cancellation of classes through the local and regional media as well as through the University’s web site.


A student who is absent from the semester 2 or more times, for whatever reason, their final grade will drop by one letter grade. If a student is absent 3 times then s/he will be asked to withdraw or drop the class until a more conducive time in their schedule. If you miss a class, it is the student’s responsibility to contact another student about what they missed and to obtain any notes and/or handouts that were given.
Academic Conduct:

The commission or the attempt to commit any cheating and/or plagiarism are in violation of the Standard of Conduct stated in the Troy University – Florida Region Student Handbook, and may be disciplined up to including suspension and expulsion. Plagiarism is the passing of of the thoughts or works of another as one’s own. Plagiarism involves giving the impression that a person has thought, written, or produced something that has, in fact been borrowed from another. Plagiarism may result from poor technique of citation or more serious cases as: copying the work of another person; submitting the work of another person; or closely paraphrasing a piece of work without due acknowledgement.

Question about plagiarism? Go to http://uclibrary. troy. edu/he lp/he lps-plagiarism. htm
Plagiarism Policy:

Faculty teaching courses in the College of Education must include the definition of plagiarism below and the paragraph that follows in each syllabus. Following this information, instructors should clearly state the consequences for plagiarism. The consequences outlined in the syllabus must meet the guideline outlined in the current edition of the Oracle.


Information placed in each course syllabus:

The College of Educations defines plagiarism as:



  • Three consecutive words that are not common professional language used from another source without quotation

  • Rephrasing another author's words without appropriate citation

  • Using another author's ideas or data without appropriate citation

  • Submitting another author's or student's writing as one's own




  • Directly quoting a source without using appropriate APA or MLA style (whichever is required by the instructor) citation to show that it is a direct quote.




  • Intentionally taking information from a source and not giving appropriate credit

Students who commit plagiarism will be subject to disciplinary actions as outlined in The Oracle for Academic Misconduct and violation of the Honor Code. The Standards of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures define university procedures in these matters. Students have the right to request consideration by the Student Services Conduct Board.


Miscellaneous Information:

  • All written work, such as exams and project paper, must be typed (double-space, 12-point font, one-inch margins, Times New Roman). A hard copy of papers is required unless otherwise stated by the professor; in which case it will be accepted through e-mail, as long as it is word-processed, saved, and attached to the email as a document that can be opened with MS Word.




  • Taking credit for another’s words or ideas, without proper documentation, is a form of cheating known as plagiarism. Avoid this through proper APA-style referencing. Collaborating on exams with classmates during the exam period is also cheating. Cheating of any sort will result in zero points for the activity in question and/or a zero for the course.




  • Regular attendance, keeping up with text readings and persistent effort are the keys to success in this class. Due to federal guidelines, our registrar requires that I report you as absent from the course if you do no work for a period of two weeks. Please communicate with me right away if you find yourself falling behind!

  • If you miss class, you are responsible for getting notes from a classmate. After you get the notes, I will be delighted to answer specific questions of the material you missed to help you understand and catch up.




  • A general rule for the amount of study time required for any college course is 2-3 times the amount of class time. That means you should be prepared to spend an average of six to nine hours a week, outside of class time, working for this class.




  • Every effort will be made to start the class on time. However, you are welcome to enter the room late as long as you do not disrupt the lecture/discussion. Chronic tardiness is not acceptable.




  • An atmosphere of respect is the only acceptable atmosphere in this class. Any student engaging in disruptive, rude, or mean-spirited behavior will be warned and/or asked to leave. Refer to the college catalog for more on student conduct. Examples of disruptive behaviors include, but are not limited to: conversations not including the entire class, hostile or degrading remarks, active cell phones or pagers.

COMMENTS & QUESTIONS:

At Troy University, students are our most valuable commodity. If you have any comments or questions about this course, please do not hesitate to contact me.



*The instructor reserves the right to make changes on the syllabus in any way necessary to meet the needs of the class and will have the final say on syllabus and assignment interpretation. Any changes will be announced.

PLEASE TURN IN THIS SHEET (SIGNED) TO YOUR INSTRUCTOR BY THE SECOND CLASS PERIOD


Acknowledgement of Syllabus Content




(Please sign and turn in this sheet indicating you have read and understood the course requirements and student expectations)
I________________________________________have read and understand the course

syllabus for_______________________________at Troy University, which

is being taught by___________________________.

________________________________________         ________________________



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June 10, 2011
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