Family Systems and Substance Abuse

Course Details

Course Number: 4363  Fall 2011

Classroom Number: online

Days & Times:

Online



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Gary Fashimpar   
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Course Objectives

 

Description:  This course focuses on the family life cycle and family development. Different theories regarding improvement of family functioning are covered such as structural, problem solving, communication, solution focused, and intergenerational systems theory.  Specific attention to the effects of drugs and alcohol on the family are addressed in each module and especially in the textbook. 


Course Expectations

 

I

Family Life Cycle

 

Ch.1,2,3,6

EXAM I  

II

Structural Family Theory

 

Ch.4,5,7

III

Problem Solving Theory

 

 

IV

Solution Focused Theory

 

 

EXAM II

V

Communication Theory

 

Ch.8,9,10,11,12

VI

Marital Power and Strategic Theory

 

 

VII

Intergenerational Systems Theory

 

 


Grading Standards

 

GRADING

Three (3) exams will be taken on the internet. Each question on each test will be worth one point. The points will be converted to a percentage grade for each exam.

 

A=90% of the cumulative possible percentage points from all 3 exams

B=80%

C=70%

D=60%

 0-179=F=less than 60% of the cumulative possible points from all 3 exams

 

Students will have several within which to take each exam.  The time allowed to complete the exam will be listed for each exam under the exam icon.  Once you start the exam you must complete it in one sitting.  You cannot continue to log on and off to complete the exam. 


Final Exam5/8/2011  

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.

Late Paper Policy

 

. Your exam grade will be lowered 5% for taking an exam later than the scheduled time.


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.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Participate in online discussions


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 http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.