Parenting: Family and Community

Course Details

Course Number: 3233  Spring 2011

Days & Times:

Online



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Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Gary Fashimpar   
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Course Objectives

 

At completion of this course students will be:

 

-      Able to discuss the Behavioral, Adlerian and Psychoanalytic approaches to

       parenting.

 

-      Able to define permissive, Democratic and Autocratic parenting

 

-      Knowledgeable about interventions into parent-child problems

 

-      Familiar with the parenting skills associated with each theory which

       promote normal child development

 

-      Able to give practical examples of how these skills can be applied in a

       family context

 

-      Able to discuss the history of community services to abused and neglected

       children

 

-      Able to explain the roles of the family in the raising of mentally

       healthy children

 

-      Able to define the various kinds of child abuse and neglect

 

-      Able to discuss the effects of abuse and neglect on child development

 

-      Able to discuss the psychological and familial dynamics behind abuse and

       neglect


Course Expectations

 

Module 1

 

Nurturing Parenting –-  Read lectures posted on the WEB CT on psychoanalytic

parenting theory.

 

Abusive/Neglectful Parenting –- Read Ch. 1,2,3,4 in Understanding Child Abuse

and Neglect by Cynthia Crosson Tower

 

EXAM 1 ---- Questions will be over Module 1 and chapters 1-4

 

Module 2

 

Nurturing Parenting -- Read the posted lectures on Adlerian parenting theory

 

Abusive/Neglectful Parenting –Ch. 5,6,7

 

 

EXAM 2 ---- Questions are over Module 2 and chapters 5-7

 

Module 3

 

Nurturing Parenting--  Read the posted lectures on behavioral parenting theory

 

Abusive/Neglectful Parenting --  Ch. 8,9,10

 

FINAL EXAM ---  Questions are from Module 3 and chapters 8-10


Grading Standards

 

Grading

 

All three (3) exams will be equal in weight in determining the course grade. If you average 90% or more correct answers on the three (3) exams you will receive an “A”. If you average 80% or better you will receive a “B”, 70% or better is a “C” and 60% to 69% is a “D”.


Final Exam5/7/2011  

Submission Format Policy

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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.

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