Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Videos, Internet, Materials by students
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: What works best is awareness of concerns, some of which may be only partially seen by clients, and cultural awareness. We will have (1) Role playing (2) Group discussions (3) Practice in describing persons.
Learning Outcomes:Upon completion of the course, each student will be able to (1) List stages of the helping process (2) Give examples of interpersonal problems and appropriate solutions (3) Evaluate ethical positions proposed.
Course Assessment: Mid-Term Test
Grading: 250 pts Mid-Term
200 pts Discussion
200 pts Term Paper
350 pts Final Exam
Late Submission of Course Materials: Penalties of up to 5 points per day late may be charged on term papers AND DRAFT papers.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Come to class prepared for discussion. Turn off all cell phones and pagers while in class. You may drink (non-alcoholic beverages) and eat IF you are prepared to leave the room as you found it.
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 85-87In academic settings, plagiarism is very serious. NEVER do it.
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
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