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PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
Fagan, Gary L.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CoursePS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling DC
SemesterU3DD2005
FacultyFagan, Gary L.
TitleAdjunct Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesMEd., Guidance and Counseling, Ohio University
Office LocationDSCC, Bldg. 11, Section 9
Office HoursMonday - Friday, 7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Daytime Phone(717) 770-4043
Other PhoneHome  (717) 938-3700
E-Mailgary.fagan@pirate.park.edu
gary.fagan@dla.mil
gfagan@ptd.net
Web Pagehttp://  NA
Semester Dates4 July 2005 - 31 July 2005
Class DaysFriday, Saturday, Sunday    July 8, 9, and 10, July 22, 23, and 24
Class Time8:00 - 5:45 PM Sat and Sun    5:00 - 10:30 Fri
PerquisitesPS 101
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Corey, Marianne Schneider, and Corey, Gerald.  Becoming a Helper, 4th Edition, Brooks/Cole, 2003.

Additional Resources:
Psychology Today


Course Description:
A survey of the guidance process, communication, functions of counseling, and various counseling theories.  This course is designed to introduce students to the whole guidance process.  Emphasis will be placed on an integrated approach to basic helping skills utilizing theory, practice, and case application.  The course will provide students with the foundation to develop skills they need to establish effective helping relations. Suggested pre-requisite:  PS101 or equivalent.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's philosophy involves group interaction, discussion, and practice. The instructor will ensure that every student fully participates in interactive activity such as exchange of philosophy, ideals, and concepts.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the skills deemed necessary for effective counseling. The objectives will be measured through simulated counseling sessions, with instructor and student critiques.

Course Assessment:
Examinations (Midterm and Final) (70%), and Class Participation(30%).

Grading:
Midterm Exam – 35% Final Exam - 35% Class Participation- 30%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor may accept late assignments, but not without penalty. In every case, an assignment must not be more than one day late. If an assignment is more than one day late, it will not be excepted, and the student will receive a grade of zero for that assignment.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to participate in classroom discussion and to always demonstrate respect for their peers.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
           

Meeting 1 - July 8 - Course Introduction and Activities
                    Chapter 1

Meeting 2 - July 9 - Class Activities and Exercises
                    Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5

Meeting 3 - July 10 -Class Activities and Exercises
               -Chapters 6, 7, and 8
                   -Midterm Exam, Chapters 1 - 8

Meeting 4 - July 22 -Class Activities and Exercises
                   -Chapters 9 and 10

Meeting 5 - July 23 -Class Activities and Exercises
                   -Chapters 11, 12, and 13

Meeting 6 - July 24 -Class Activities and Exercises
                   -Course Critique and Summary
                   -Final Exam, Chapters 9 - 15



Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
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Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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