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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: I am a life long learner. It is my hope that all students leave my classes with a strong desire and the skills necessary to be life long learners.
Learning Outcomes:Students will be able to:
1. Discuss basic counseling practice and theory.
2. Practice communication skills necessary to a helping relationship.
3. Differentiate between various counseling theories.
4. Identify the theoretical perspective used in specific case studies.
5. Show and understanding of ethical considerations in guidance and counseling
6. Indicate how values affect the helping relationship.
Course Assessment: Evaluation Method:
Observation 100 points
Opinion Paper 200 points
Mid Term exam 100 points
Student Work Book Assignemnts 100 points
Personal Journal 100 points
Final Exam 100 points
Class attendance / Participation 80 points
Grading: A = 780 - 702
B = 702 - 624
C = 623 - 546
D = 545 - 468
F = 467 or less
Late Submission of Course Materials: Points will be deducted for late work. See attached rubrics for total points deducted per assignment.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to attend all class meetings, be punctual, and participate in class discussions. If a student is unable to complete the class attendance according to university policy, it is his/her responsibility to withdraw from the class. In cases of emergency or illness, students are to contact the instructor immediately and arrange for another student to take notes, pick up any handouts, etc. Any unexcused absence or excessive tardiness will result in lowering your grade by one full letter grade.
Allowing students to make-up a missed exam is at the option of the instructor.
Points will be deducted for late assignments. The number of points deducted is at the option of the instructor. If you turn in other assignments after the due date, expect to lose some points on the assignment. Keep in mind that technology problems are not an excuse for late assignments. If you have technology problems i.e. printing etc please make other arrangements like emailing to a fellow student for printing. Keep electronic copies of all materials.
Park University's Policy Statements attached apply to this course. Cheating and plagiarizing will not be tolerated and will result in zero points for that assignment.
In order for all students to have opportunities for active participation in class discussions and learning activities, classmates are encouraged to be respectful to their fellow students. Allow all students time to express their ideas and positively encourage comments from others. Students must be assured that any personal information shared with classmates will be considered confidential.
All assignments and exams must be completed in order to pass the course.
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.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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:
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