Imperial Valley College Course Syllabus – ADS 177: Anger Management Basic Course Information Semester Fall 2014 Instructor Name Aruna Patel Course Title & # ADS 177: Anger Management Email [email protected] CRN # 10661 Classroom Room 810 Class Dates 09/24/14 – 10/22/14 Instructor Office Room 302 Class Days Wednesdays Office Hours By Appointment Class Times 06:30pm-09:50pm Office Phone # 760-355-6579 Units 1 unit Emergency contact 760-355-6144 Course Description An introduction to the theories and interventions for the management of anger and violence. This one- unit class includes intimate abuse and child abuse with special emphasis on brief intervention and emotive behavioral therapies. (CSU) Student Learning Outcomes Upon course completion, the successful student will have acquired new skills, knowledge, and or attitudes as demonstrated by being able to identify symptoms, consequences, and appropriate resources for anger and behavior patterns. Course Objectives Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will be able to: 1. Identify behavioral patterns of individual exhibiting uncontrollable anger and compulsive violence. 2. Understand appropriate applications of therapeutic interventions and behavior modifications. Textbooks & Other Resources or Links Required Text: Letting Go of Anger (2nd Ed.) (2006). Authors: Ronald Potter-Efron and Patricia Potter-Efron. ISBN: 978-1572244481 For Reference: 1. The Anger Workbook by Les Carter, Ph.D. & Frank Minirth, M.D. 2. Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients Download: Participant workbook available at Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Course Requirements and Instructional Methods During the course, students are required to complete four work activities packets, a thought paper, and a final exam. In addition, students must attend all class sessions and participate in group work. Imperial Valley College Course Syllabus – ADS 177: Anger Management Out of Class Assignments: The Department of Education policy states that one (1) credit hour is the amount of student work that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of class time and two (2) hours of out-of- class time per week over the span of a semester. WASC has adopted a similar requirement. Course Grading Based on Course Objectives Grading Criteria: The breakdown of this course is on a grade point scale: Attendance A student who fails to attend the first meeting of a class or does not complete the first mandatory activity of an online class will be dropped by the instructor as of the first official meeting of that class. Should readmission be desired, the student’s status will be the same as that of any other student who desires to add a class. It is the student’s responsibility to drop or officially withdraw from the class. See General Catalog for details. Regular attendance in all classes is expected of all students. A student whose continuous, unexcused absences exceed the number of hours the class is scheduled to meet per week may be dropped. For online courses, students who fail to complete required activities for two consecutive weeks may be considered to have excessive absences and may be dropped. Absences attributed to the representation of the college at officially approved events (conferences, contests, and field trips) will be counted as ‘excused’ absences. Classroom Etiquette Electronic Devices: Cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off and put away during class, unless otherwise directed by the instructor. Food and Drink are prohibited in all classrooms. Water bottles with lids/caps are the only exception. Additional restrictions will apply in labs. Please comply as directed. Disruptive Students: Students who disrupt or interfere with a class may be sent out of the room and told to meet with the Campus Disciplinary Officer before returning to continue with coursework. Disciplinary procedures will be followed as outlined in the General Catalog. Children in the classroom: Due to college rules and state laws, no one who is not enrolled in the class may attend, including children. Academic Honesty Plagiarism is taking and presenting as one’s own the writings or ideas of others, without citing the source. You should understand the concept of plagiarism and keep it in mind when taking exams Assignments Points Percent toward grade Thought Paper 80 40% Final 20 10% Attendance/Group Work 20 10% Work Activities (4 packets) 80 40% Imperial Valley College Course Syllabus – ADS 177: Anger Management and preparing written materials. If you do not understand how to ‘cite a source’ correctly, you must ask for help. Cheating is defined as fraud, deceit, or dishonesty in an academic assignment, or using or attempting to use materials, or assisting others in using materials that are prohibited or inappropriate in the context of the academic assignment in question. Anyone caught cheating or will receive a zero (0) on the exam or assignment, and the instructor may report the incident to the Campus Disciplinary Officer, who may place related documentation in a file. Repeated acts of cheating may result in an F in the course and/or disciplinary action. Please refer to the General School Catalog for more information on academic dishonesty or other misconduct. Acts of cheating include, but are not limited to, the following: (a) plagiarism; (b) copying or attempting to copy from others during an examination or on an assignment; (c) communicating test information with another person during an examination; (d) allowing others to do an assignment or portion of an assignment; (e) using a commercial term paper service. Additional Help – Discretionary Section and Language Blackboard Support Center Learning Services: There are several labs on campus to assist you through the use of computers, tutors, or a combination. Please consult your college map for the Math Lab; Reading, Writing & Language Labs; and Study Skills Center (library). Please speak to the instructor about labs unique to your specific program. Library Services: There is more to our library than just books. You have access to tutors in the Study Skills Center, study rooms for small groups, and online access to a wealth of resources. Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) Any student with a documented disability who may need educational accommodations should notify the instructor or the Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S) office as soon as possible. The DSP&S office is located in Building 2100, telephone 760-355-6313, if you feel you need to be evaluated for educational accommodations. Student Counseling and Health Services Students have counseling and health services available, provided by the pre-paid Student Health Fee. We now also have a fulltime mental health counselor. The IVC Student Health Center is located in the Health Science building in Room 2109, telephone 760-355-6310. Student Rights and Responsibilities Students have the right to experience a positive learning environment and due process. For further information regarding student rights and responsibilities, please refer to the IVC General Catalog. Information Literacy Imperial Valley College is dedicated to helping students skillfully discover, evaluate, and use information from all sources. Students can access Information Literacy Tutorials for more information. Imperial Valley College Course Syllabus – ADS 177: Anger Management Anticipated Course Schedule / Calendar ADS 177: Anger Management: Tentative Course Schedule for the Course* Date Topic & Activities 9/24/14 Introduction to class Course Description and Syllabus Review Define Anger/ Identify 11 different Angers Homework Package # 1 10/01/14 Domestic Violence/ Child Abuse/ Elderly Abuse Group work Homework Package # 2 10/08/14 Movie “Provoked” Anger Management Criteria Homework Package # 3 10/15/14 Anger Management techniques and referrals in the community. Homework Package # 4. Reminder to attend Domestic Violence March in Downtown El Centro at the Courthouse. 10/22/14 Final Exam Thought Paper due *NOTE: Course Schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.