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SO 302 The Study of the Family
Sabino, Nicole A.


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CourseSO 302 The Study of the Family LU
SemesterF1U2005
FacultySabino, Nicole A.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesM.Ed. in Counseling
B.S. in Sociology
Office LocationPark Luke AFB Office
Office HoursBy Appointment
Daytime Phone623-935-4424
Other Phone623-297-4708
E-Mailnicole.sabino@pirate.park.edu
nicole_sabino@msn.com
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time4:50 - 7:30 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Skolnick, Arlene S. and Jerome H. Skolnick. Family in Transition. 13th Edition Boston:Pearson Education, 2005

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Course Description:
A study of the family as a social institution and a social group in terms of cross-cultural, historical, and contemporary perspectives.  Current controversies concerning male-female roles, sexual morality, reproduction and other issues are considered.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course a student will be able to understand and discuss the family as a social institutionand a social group in terms of cross-cultural, historical and contempory perspectives.  Additionally students will be able to identify and explain the current controversies concerning male-female roles, sexual morality reproduction and other current issues involving the family.  

Course Assessment:
In Class Assignments (7) 70 Points
Research Paper 100 Points
Final Examination 100 Points

Grading:
In Class Assingments (7) 70 Points
Research Paper 100 Points
Final Examination 100 Points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will only be considered on an individual basis with prior instructor approval.  

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Open Mindedness, Honesty, Courtesy and Responsibility to self and others.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
August 22:    Introduction
August 24:    Chapter 1 "Families Past and Present"
August 29:    Chapter 2 "Public Debates and Private Lives"
August 31:    Chapter 3 "Changing Gender Roles"
September 5:  Labor Day Holiday
September 7:  Chapter 4 "Sexuality and Society"
September 12: Chapter 5 "Courtship and Marriage"
September 14: Chapter 6 "Divorce and Remarriage"
September 19: Chapter 7 " Parents and Children"
September 21: Chapter 8 "Childhood"
September 26: Chapter 9 "Work and Family"
September 28: Chapter 10 "dimensions of Diversity"
October 3:    Research Paper Due, Review for Final Exam
October 5:    Final Exam
October 10:   Columbus Day Holiday
October 12:   Review Final Exam and Research Paper

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.
NOTE: An attendance report of ā€œPā€ (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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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