SO 327 Sociology Mental Health Illness
S1WW 2013 WN
MS Social GerontologyEdSp Curriculum and DevelopmentPhD Higher Education Policy and Analysis
660-647-9921 Ext. 7542 (work)
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Jan. 14 - May 10, 2013
Textbook: Sociology of Mental Illness (5th Ed.) by Bernard Gallager, Prentice Hall.
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journal articles, video clips, magazine articles, movie assignments, newspaper clippings, chapter readings from additional books, and other resources as specified by the instructor.
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200 Core Assessment (20%)
150 Comprehensive Final Examination (15%)
50--life and contributions of three psychologists--ppt presentation
25 Analysis of "Innocent by Reason of Insanity."
25 Your perspective on Thomas Sazz
25 What do you think is the most important treatment for mental health issues and why?
25 An Overview of a current mental health policy
50 5 self-reflective papers on topics to be assigned
60 Mental Health Assessment from a movie character and presentation
50 2 ppt presentations on subjects of your choice (25 points each)
7 weekly tests at 20 points each--140 points
200 Participation (25 x 8)
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Late Submission of Course Materials:
Work must be submitted within the due dates. If for some reason you are unable to submit work as required, you must communicate with me the reason why and if it is deemed some type of emergency, you and I will make alternative arrangements. Work not submitted on time or if not and arrangements are not made with the instructor, the work may or may not be accepted. If accepted, it will be accepted at 10% reduction in points per week the work is submitted late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The course deals with topics that may be sensitive and perhaps even controversial to some members of the class. This is a university class; it is appropriate to deal with important issues and to do so in a responsible, fair and open-minded manner. Remember, everyone deserves our respect when they share their opinions and comments, even if their opinions differ significantly from ours. I do not anticipate any problems with rudeness in our class and I want everyone to know that the conventions of classroom etiquette will be carefully observed. Failure to conform to university standards of conduct will result in removal from the course and other possible disciplinary action. So, please be courteous, considerate of other's, and alert within the classroom.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1--Chapters 1 and 2, test 1, work as assigned
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