Course Details

Course Number: 4323  Spring 2011

Days & Times:


Course Attachments

Syllabus  SOWK 4233 parenting online syl 2010 web version-20120322-154141.docx


MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Gary Fashimpar   
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Course Objectives

Professional Development Objectives for Social Work Majors: 1. Students will be able to practice with the values, ethics and principles of the social wok profession 2. Students will be able to use the theoretical frameworks to understand human development and behavior across the life and the interactions between individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities 3. Students will be able to utilize the skills and knowledge of a generalist social work perspective to work with systems of all sizes Course Objectives: At completion of this course students will be: 1. able to discuss the Behavioral, Adlerian and Psychoanalytic approaches to parenting 2. able to define permissive, democratic and autocratic parenting 3. knowledgeable about interventions into parent-child problems 4. familiar with the parenting skills associated with each theory 5. able to give practical examples of how parenting skills can be applied in a family context 6. able to explain the roles of the family in the raising of mentally healthy children 7. able to discuss the effects of divorce and violence on children 8. knowledgeable about some aspects of child and adolescent development

Course Expectations


Click on the discussion icon, answer the question(s) which appear in modules or which the professor posts on the discussion board and reply to one other students answers so you can share ideas and viewpoints.

Module 1

Psychoanalytic Parenting Theory- Read lectures posted under the psychoanalytic parenting theory icon.


Videos: Watch videos 1,2,3 &4 PRIOR to taking Exam one

  1.  I’m Only Doing This For Your Own Good  HQ 770.4 125 1996 (40 mins)
  2. My Way Or The Highway  HQ 770.4 M9 1997 (16 mins)
  3. The Vulnerable Young Child: The Context Of Vulnerability  RC569.5 C55 H85 (tape one) (30 mins)
  4. The Vulnerable Young Child: Effects of Divorce  RC569.5 C55 H85 (tape two) (25mins)


EXAM ONE – Questions will be over Module 1 and the assigned videos.


Module 2

Adlerian Parenting Theory – Read the posted lectures on Adlerian parenting theory icon.


Video:  Watch this video before taking Exam two

  1.  Active Parenting of Teens DVD, HQ 799.15 A38 Watch all six lesson on the DVD (166 mins)


EXAM TWO- Questions are over Module 2 and the assigned video


Module 3:

Behavioral Parenting- Read the posted lectures on behavioral parenting theory icon.


Video:Watch this video before taking exam 3

  1.  More 1-2-3 Magic HQ 770.4 M67 (120 mins)


FINAL EXAM – Questions are from Module 3 and the assigned video


Evaluation and Grading:


Each exam is equal in weight and grading. You must aberage 90% correct answers on all three (3) exams to earn an “A”, 80% correct to earn a “B”, 70% correct to earn a “c” and at least 60% correct to earn a “D”.


Total Points:                Possible:


Exam One                   100

Exam Two                   100

Exam Three                 100


Grading Standards

see course requirements

Final Exam5/8/2011  

Submission Format Policy


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Penalty of 10%

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

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Attendance Requirements

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Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.