Enter the course prerequisite(s) (if any) from the University catalogue and any local prerequisites that may have been specified by the department. (Your Department Head is responsible for providing you with updated and accurate information on prerequisites.)
Enter class limit (e.g. if your course meets in a computer lab)
For courses that meet in the computer lab, please consult with your Department Head to determine if there is a lab fee associated with your course.
TEXTBOOK / REQUIRED READING MATERIALS:
Enter the textbook(s) and other required or supplemental course materials. List particularly every title requiring a bookstore order. For help choosing a textbook, including receiving gratis academic inspection copies, contact the librarian Benjamin Fasching-Gray at email@example.com . If there is a standard textbook for your course (info in your contract), please enter that title. If you would like to change this textbook, you must get the approval from your department head.
Sleep inhabits one third of our life. Sleep is not a passive behavior. On the contrary, it is quite active. This course focuses on sleep as a part of the daily sleep/wake cycle. This course examines the history of sleep and sleep research, developmental aspects of sleep, physiological bases of sleep, the functions of sleep, the effects of various drugs on sleep, sleep disorders, and dreaming.
The student is able to understand the process of sleeping and waking.
The student is able to understand good sleep hygiene.
The student is able to understand the physiology of sleep.
The student is able to understand the benefits of good sleep.
The student is able to understand sleep disorders.
The student is able to provide tools for better sleep and better sleep hygiene.
A grade point average (GPA) is calculated on all graded work taken at WVPU and is recorded on the student record. A 4 point system is used to calculate the GPA applying a grading scale of 100 percentage points.
Superior work: A = 4 pts. (93-100), A- = 3.67 pts. (90-92)
Good Work: B+ = 3.33 (87-89), B = 3.0 pts. (83-86), B- = 2.67 (80-82)
Satisfactory work: C+ = 2.33 pts (77-79) C = 2.0 pts. ( 73-76), C-: 70-72
Passing, but less than satisfactory work: D+ = 1.33 pts. (67-69), D = 1.0 pts ( 63-66) Unsatisfactory work: F = 0.0 pts (< 63)