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PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
Black, Charles A.


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.

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CoursePS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling HI
SemesterF2QQ2005
FacultyBlack, Charles A.
TitleSenior Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesMaster of Education, Educational Psychology
Bachelor of Science, Clinical Health
Certified Professional Contracts Manager
Office LocationBuilding 383, Hill AFB, UT
Office Hours0730 - 1630
Daytime Phone901-391-0759
Other Phone801-476-8964
E-Mailcharles.black@pirate.park.edu
Semester Dates24 Oct - 18 Dec 2005
Class Days-----F-
Class Time4:30 - 9:30 PM
PerquisitesPS101
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Nystul, Richard Q., Introductyion To Counseling, 3rd Edition, Allyn & Bacon Publishers, Philadelphia, 2006.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Weber State University Library, Ogden, UT


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 will present the material from the textbook and additional sources through interactive lecture, dialogues, and examinations.  Videos and web sites may also be used.  The instructor will engage each student to encourage a lively exchange of ideas and viewpoints.

Learning Outcomes:

The students will be able define different approaches to counseling by theoretical concept.  The student will be able to engage in a discussion of counseling techniques.  The students will be able to explain the different approaches to counseling by illustrating the theoretical component backing each theory.  The student will be able to use these counseling approaches  in many different aspects of their lives.

Course Assessment:
Ther will be a total of 4 exams, composed primarily of multiple choice questions.  There will be no set student presentations, although students may be called on to express their learned knowledge of various couseling approaches.

Grading:
Four examinations, worth 100 points each.  Grades will be given in accordance with the total percentage of points earned, eg.: 90 - 100& = A; 80 to 89% = B; 70 - 79% = C; 60 - 69% = D; 59% and below = F.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of material or late taking of exams only by prior permission of the instructor.  Make-up exams will not be the same as the original exam.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The classroom will operate on the rules of civility and politeness.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
DATE        LECTURE           EXAMS
28 Oct      Ch 1 & 2
4 Nov       Ch 3 & 4
11 Nov      Ch 5 & 6          Ch 1 - 4
18 Nov      Ch 7 & 8    
25 Nov      Ch 9 & 10         Ch 5 - 8
2 Dec       Ch 11 & 12
9 Dec       Ch 13 & 14        Ch 9 - 12
16 Dec      Ch 15             Ch 13 - 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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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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