12:-1:20 pm, MW
In order to meet the aforementioned goals, this course will be conducted in two sections. One section will be primarily didactic in nature. During this portion of the course, students are expected to stay abreast with all assigned readings and to participate in open discussions. Student comprehension will be assessed in two ways. First, students will complete a mid-term and final. These exams will assess student comprehension of course material. Each exam will be comprised of essay and short answer questions. Each exam will be worth 40% of the final course grade. Second, students will participate in a number of class discussions. Quality and level of contribution to these discussions as well as completion of accompanying written assignments will be used to determine the remaining 20% of the students’ grades.
The other section of the course will provide students with the opportunity to participate in an experiential exposure to group therapy. It is anticipated that this experience will provide students with a broader understanding of group principles while exploring issues associated with the prospect of becoming a group therapist/leader. Attendance is required, the quality, content, and nature of participation will not be factored into any formal evaluation.
No late assignments will be accepted; however, assignments may be turned in up to one week early.
Attendance is required for the course. Each student will be allowed two absences without penalty. Each additional absence will result in a 10% reduction of the student’s final grade. Students arriving following the taking of attendance will be considered absent. Students will be responsible for the information presented during the class periods for which they were absent.
Although cheating is relatively rare on campus due to the severity of honor code violations, any evidence of cheating (e.g., looking on another’s paper, allowing someone to look on your own paper, using an unauthorized memory aide) will result in automatic dismissal from the course with a letter grade of “F” and a referral to the Dean of Students.