HE-104 : Addictions and Dependencies

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: HE-104 Addictions and Dependencies

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3

Credits: 3

Course Description in college catalog:

This course will investigate recent research related to the psychological and physiological effects of dependencies, such as compulsive eating, gambling, work habits, and smoking. The problems of use and abuse of depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, as well as methods of rehabilitation will also be discussed.

1 Students in HE-101, HE-102, HE-103, HE-104, HE-105, HE-106, HE-107, HE-108, HE-110, and HE-111 must pay a special supplies and services fee of $5.00.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Public Health (advised major elective)

A.S. Psychology (elective)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to describe the criteria for substance abuse and substance dependence.

  2. Students will be able to describe the historical perspectives of addiction.

  3. Students will be able to identify the differences in legal and illegal drugs and prescription and non-prescription drugs and their effects on the body.

  4. Students will be able to describe drug tolerance and physical and psychological dependence.

  5. Students will be able to describe addiction as a disease.

  6. Students will be able to describe how individual, family and community factors contribute to addiction, treatment and recovery.

  7. Students will be able to identify various mental illnesses and the impact of co-morbidity on addiction.

  8. Students will be able to describe the complex relationship between a person with an addition and his/her co-dependent.

  9. Students will be able to describe family risks and resiliencies.

  10. Students will be able to identify several addictive substances and behaviors

  11. Students will be able to compare the similarities and differences among these maladaptive behaviors.

  12. Students will be able to describe the effectiveness of various treatment methods for addiction.

  13. Students will be able to describe the stages/steps of the recovery process.

  14. Students will be able to evaluate social media campaigns and programs aimed at preventing addictive behaviors.

  15. Students will be able to discuss legal actions to preventing addictive behaviors.

  16. Students will be able to Identify and describe the incidence and prevalence of addictions.

  17. Students will be able to discuss the effectiveness of public health promotion to reduce rates of addiction among various populations.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Examinations

  2. Assignments and Projects

  3. Participation and Oral Presentations

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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