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PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
Hovland, David


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CoursePS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling BE
SemesterF1A2005
FacultyHovland, David
TitleProfessor
Degrees/CertificatesPh.D. HARVARD UNIVERSITY
M.A. HARVARD UNIVERSITY
B.A YALE UNIVERSITY
Office LocationAUSTIN CENTER
Office HoursMONDAY and FRIDAY 10:00 A.M until 12:00 NOON
Daytime Phone(512) 374-2103 until 9 P.M.
Other Phone(512) 385-PARK x 205
E-MailDavid.Hovland@park.edu
myoho2000_2000@yahoo.com
Semester DatesAUG 22 - OCT 15, 2005
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time8:00 - 10:30 PM
PerquisitesA suggestion is in the Course Description.
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
BECOMING A HELPER
COREY, Marianne S. and Gerald COREY
4th edition 2003

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
Discussion Score
Term Paper
Final Exam

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.

Week Class Activities

Assignments
Tests and Papers
Week - 1
Aug 23, 25       2005
Class Activities
Lectures + Discussion
Assignments
Chapters   1,   2
 
Week - 2
Aug 30, Sep   1  2005
Class Activities
Discussion, Role Play
Assignments
Chapters   3,   4
 
Week - 3
Sep  6, Sep   8  2005
Class Activities
Discussion, Role Play
Assignments
Chapters   5,   6
 
Week - 4
Sep 13, Sep  15  2005
MID-TERM TEST 9/15
Class Activities
Discussion, Role Play
Analysis of video(s)
Assignments
Chapters   7,   8
MID-TERM TEST
SEPTEMBER 15, 2005
Week - 5
Sep 20, Sep  22  2005
Class Activities
Discussion, Role Play
Analysis of video(s)
Assignments
Chapters   9,  10
 
Week - 6
Sep 27, Sep  29  2005
Class Activities
Discussion, Role Play
Analysis of video(s)
Assignments
Chapters  11,  12
DRAFT PAPER DUE at Class Sep 29 or e-mail by NOON Sep 30, 2005
Week - 7
Oct  4, Oct   6  2005
Class Activities
Discussion, Role Play
Analysis of video(s)
Assignments
Chapters  13,  14
TERM PAPER DUE at Class Oct  6 or e-mail by NOON Oct  7, 2005
Week - 8
Oct 11, Oct  13  2005
Class Activities
Discussion, Role Play
Review
Assignments
Chapter   15
FINAL EXAM
OCTOBER 13, 2005

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
Each student should be able to say "On my honor as a gentleperson, I have not given or received aid on this paper or test."

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
In academic settings, plagiarism is very serious. NEVER do it.

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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