SW 305 Human Behavior in theSocial Environment I
FA 2008 HO
Bachman, Gary E.
Field Director and Associate Professor
Tuesday 11:35-12:35P & 1:30-3:30P Thursday 10A-12P & 1:30-3:30P
913 634-4976 (cell)
August 18 - December 12, 2007
3:50 - 5:05 P
REQUIRED: Contemporary Human Behavior Theory Second Edition
Robbins,S.P., Chatterjee,P.& Canda, E.R. 2006 Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN 0-205-40816-0
Recommended*: Understanding Human Behavior 6th Edition Zastrow, C.H., &Kirst-Ashman, K.K. 2004 Brooks/Cole ISBN 0-534-60831-0
*Several copies of this recommended text will be on reserve in the library
Additional Resources: Additional readings will be assigned throughout the semester and will be available for reading or download on the course “e-Companion” website. http://parkonline.org/
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Further details on these assignments will be distributed in class and posted on the e-Companion web site. The assignments of this course are designed to develop specific competencies. CO refers to course objectives met, noted in parenthesis.
· Critical Analysis of Theory (20points) CO 1-6 The “Critical Analysis” form at the end of this syllabus is to be used for this assignment. It is available and may be downloaded as a word document from the course e-Companion web-site. Beginning in week three and continuing through the eleventh week of the semester, these review forms are to be completed and turned in at the beginning of class, on the date noted. The forms are designed for your learning and as a means to prepare you to participate in class as we discuss each theory. There will be no grade assigned to the individual weekly assignments. You will obtain full credit if the forms are each appropriately completed and turned in on time. These assignments may be hand or type written.
· In class exercises: (20points cumulative) CO 1-6 Through-out the semester, a series of short exercises will be distributed. Most will be completed in class although a some may be sent home with you to be completed in preparation for discussion in the following class session. Each exercise completed will be worth 4 points of the overall grade up a total of 20 points. You must be present both when the assignment is distributed and discussed in order to receive credit.
Every effort will be made to be fair and reasonable in grading your work and participation. If you have questions or concerns about this, please speak to the instructor in a timely manner. This course is part of a professional sequence, leading to a professional degree. You are expected to behave professionally. That includes being prepared for and attending class on a consistent basis. You are expected to present work that is legible and well considered. Assessment in this course relies heavily upon the evaluation of your written material. You are encouraged to rely upon the “Guidelines for Writing Papers “ noted below.
The Critical Analysis Papers: 20 points In class exercises: 20 points (cumulative) Essay #1: 40 points Essay #2: 40 points Research Paper: 60 points Final: 20 points
Scoring: A= 200-180 B= 179-160 C= 159-140 D= 139-120 F= 119-
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on the date indicated. In the event of an absence, assignments may be submitted to the instructor electronically. The student remains responsible for lost, misdirected or incompatible formatting of electronic submissions. In extenuating circumstances (as determined by the instructor) and with timely notification an exception may or may not be granted. Assignments not submitted on time will receive a deduction of 10% of the possible score per day. If you have a question about any assignment or expectation in this course, please contact the instructor in a timely manner. Please be aware that there is no extra credit work in this course.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
In order to maintain a positive learning environment the following ground rules will be followed:
1. Personal perspectives will be valued. Degrading or discriminatory remarks or behaviors are not acceptable.
2. Discussion will reflect an exchange of information, experiences, ideas, and opinions that have an educational value.
3. If you work in groups, it is the responsibility of the group members to delegate work. All members of a group must present on the project and all will receive the same grade.
4. Because of our sensitive subject matter, courtesy needs to be maintained in the classroom at all times. Students need to arrive on time. Students will not hold private conversations when another person is speaking. Students will speak one at a time.
5. If student’s behavior in the classroom is disruptive, the instructor will allow the student an opportunity to correct the behavior without consequences. If the student’s behavior continues to be disruptive, that student may be asked to leave the classroom and will be referred to the Office of Academic Affairs.
Topic and Readings
Course Introduction - review syllabus and assignments
Robbins: Chapter 1 “The Nature of Theories” and a framework for critical thinking.
Zastrow & Kirst Ashman: Chapter 1 “Theoretical perspective on Human Behavior & the social Environment” (on reserve)
Robbins: Ch. 2 Systems Theories
Systems Theory (continued) Zastrow et al: pg. 458-468 “Assessing & Intervening in Family Systems”
Theory analysis (TA) paper due
Empowerment Theories Robbins: Ch. 4
TA paper due
Culture and Oppression: Theories of Assimilation, Acculturation and Bicultural Socialization
Robbins: Ch. 5; TA paper due Essay # 1 Due
Robbins: Ch. 6; Psychodynamic Theory
Life Span Theory
Robbins: Ch. 7;
TA paper due; Essay One Due in Class
Cognitive & Moral Development Theories Robbins: Ch. 8;
TA paper due; Topics for Research Paper are Due
fall recess - Oct. 13 - 17 - no class
Bio-Psycho-Social Theory (article will be distributed in class)
Symbolic Interactionism and Family Development
Robbins: Ch. 9;
Robbins: Ch. 10; Phenomenology, Social Constructionism, and Hermeneutics TA paper due Essay 2 Due in Class
Veterans Day – no class
Robbins: Ch. 11 Behaviorism, Social Learning, and Exchange Theory: TA paper due
Robbins: Ch. 12; Transpersonal Theories
Robbins: Ch. 13; The Critical Application of Theories to Practice - Selection and Integration of Theories
Critical Application of Theories to Practice - Selection and Integration of Theories
Final Paper Due (last day of class)
Final Exam Tuesday 3:15-5:15
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90Regular classroom attendance is both expected and essential for the attainment of course objectives. Material not found in the text will be presented and discussed in class. Absences detract from your learning as well as that of others.
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