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SO 302 The Study of the Family
Stewart-Cain, Karen L.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

SO 302 The Study of the Family

Semester

S1UU 2006 CN

Faculty

Stewart-Cain, Karen L.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

PhD, Union Institute and University
MS, Valdosta State University
BS, Western Michigan University

Office Location

TBA

Office Hours

TBA

Daytime Phone

843-574-6063

E-Mail

karen.stewart-cain@park.edu

karen.stewart-cain@tridenttech.edu

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

5:00 - 8:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Skolnick, A.S. & Skolnick, J. H. Family in Transition: Thirteenth Edition, Boston,Pearson,2005


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:
I am in agreement with Dr. W.E. B. Du Bois, that "education must teach more than work, it much teach life." In other words, the talented tenth must employ critical thinking skills,and they have the responsiblity to leave the world a better place than which they found it.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze the family as a social institution and a social group in terms of cross-cultural, historical, and contemporary perspectives.
  2. Examine current controversies concerning male-female roles, sexual morality, reproduction and other issues.


Core Assessment:

Core Learning Outcomes


 



  1. Analyze the family as a social institution and a social group in terms of cross-cultural, historical and contemporary perspectives.

 



  1. Examine current controversies concerning male-female roles, sexual morality, reproduction and other issues.

 


Core Assessment Assignment


 


Research Paper


 


Drawing upon information gained from your research, the text and course discussions, analyze the changing structure and functioning of the family with regard to the following issues: the importance of marriage; gender roles; the place of children in the family; sexuality and the bearing of children; single parent families; the employment of parents with children; differences between African American or Asian American families and white families; and the acceptance of gay and lesbian families.


 


Additional questions to address:


 



  • What was the idealized family structure of the 1950's?  How does the ideal of the 1950's compare to the family of today?  Are the value judgments made about the structure and functioning of today's family in comparison to the 1950's ideal fair or unfair?

  • What will the family look like in 2026?  What will the family mean to its members and to American society 20 years from today?

 


Research Paper Format


 



  • Paper must be eight to ten pages in length (2,000 to 2,500 words).

  • At least five sources must be used to write the paper, not including the text and class notes.

  • American Psychological Association (APA) format must be used in preparing the paper.

  • Sources are to be properly cited following APA Style and included in a list of references at the end of the paper.

  • Complete the paper as a Word document and place it in the proper folder in the Electronic Dropbox.

  • Number all pages, including the first page, at the bottom, center.

  • Be sure to proofread the paper and run spell check and grammar check.

  • Assignment is due at the end of Week 7.

  • 50 points possible.

  • Assignment counts for 25% of the total points for the course.

Link to Class Rubric
Class Assessment:
Three test, one paper and on final exam.

Grading:
Three 100 tests (60%),one paper(20%),one final exam(20%).
91%=A
81%=B
71%=C
61%=D
less than 60%=F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
10 points each day (include sat. and sun)

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Proper classroom decorum is to be observed.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 Part One & Part Two
Week 2 Part Three & Part Four
Week 3 Test and Part Five
Week 4 Part Six & Part Seven
Week 5 Test 2 and Part Eight
Week 6 Part Nine & Part Ten
Week 7 Part 11 and Test 3
Week 8 Review and Final

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.

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 .

Additional Information:



Rubric

Competency

Exceeds Expectation (3)

Meets Expectation (2)

Does Not Meet Expectation (1)

No Evidence (0)

Critical Thinking

Synthesis
Outcomes
 

Uses 6 or more sources

Uses 5 sources

Uses fewer than 5 sources

Uses no sources

Analysis
Outcomes
1, 2

Analyzes the changing structure and functioning of the family in terms of 10 or more of the issues identified in the assignment.

Analyzes the changing structure and functioning of the family in terms of 9 of the 10 issues identified in the assignment.

Analyzes the changing structure and function of the family in terms of less than 9 of the issues identified in the assignment.

Does not analyze the changing structure and function of the family in terms of the issues identified in the assignment.

Evaluation
Outcomes
1, 2

Displays unique insights and presents superlative ideas in assessing the influence of the idealized family structure of the 1950's on the concept of the family today and critiquing the value judgments placed upon the family's structure and functioning.

Displays some insights and presents sound ideas in assessing the influence of the idealized family structure of the 1950's on the concept of the family today and critiquing the value judgments placed upon the family's structure and functioning.

Displays limited insights and presents few ideas in assessing the influence of the idealized family structure of the 1950's on the concept of the family today and critiquing the value judgments placed upon the family's structure and functioning.

Does not assess the influence of the idealized family structure of the 1950's on the concept of the family today or critique the value judgments placed upon the family's structure and functioning.

Content

Terminology
Outcomes
1, 2

Demonstrates superior knowledge of terminology.  No factual errors.

Accurately uses most terminology.  1 factual error.

Accurately uses some terminology.  2 or 3 factual errors.

Does not accurately use terminology.  More than 3 factual errors.

Concepts
Outcomes
1, 2

Demonstrates mastery in analyzing 10 or more of the issues identified in the assignment.

Demonstrates mastery in analyzing 9 of the 10 issues identified in the assignment.

Demonstrates limited mastery in analyzing 8 or less of the issues identified in the assignment.

Demonstrates no mastery by analyzing none of the issues identified in the assignment.

Application
Outcomes
1, 2

Effectively incorporates (rather than merely mentions or borrows too heavily from) 6 or more sources to support the analysis of the issues.

Effectively incorporates (rather than merely mentions or borrows too heavily from) 5 sources to support the analysis of the issues.

Incorporates in a limited fashion (rather than merely mentions or borrows too heavily from) 4 or less sources to support the analysis of the issues.

Incorporates no sources to support the analysis of the issues.

Technical Skills

Whole Artifact
Outcomes
 

No errors in writing conventions (grammar/punctuation/sentence structure/paragraph construction/ typing and spelling).  Ideas are clearly expressed and the writing is easy to read.

Minimal errors (1 to 3) in writing conventions (grammar/punctuation/sentence structure/paragraph construction/typing and spelling).  Ideas are clearly expressed with a few exceptions and the writing, for the most part, is easy to read (1 to 3 instances of poor syntax).

Several errors (4 to 6) in writing conventions (grammar/punctuation/sentence structure/paragraph construction/ typing and spelling).  Ideas are not clearly expressed and the writing is not easy to read (4 to 6 instances of poor syntax)

Many errors (7 or more) in writing conventions (grammar/punctuation/sentence structure/paragraph construction/ typing and spelling).  Ideas are not presented in an intelligible manner and the writing is unreadable (7 or more instances of poor syntax).

Component
Outcomes
 

Contains no errors in the following format items:
APA Style, Length, Page numbers, Citation of sources, List of References

Contains only 1 error in the following paper format items:
APA Style, Length, Page numbers, Citation of sources, List of References

Contains 2 to 3 errors in the following paper format items:
APA Style, Length, Page numbers, Citation of sources, List of References

Contains 4 or more errors in the following format items:
APA Style, Length, Page numbers, Citation of sources, List of References

M/LL Courses
Outcomes
1, 2

Exhibits high awareness of contemporary family issues, identifying and analyzing relationships among the components of the assignment through precise application of concepts and at least two examples.

Exhibits moderate awareness of contemporary family issues, identifying and analyzing relationships among the components of the assignment through partial application of concepts and one example.

Exhibits minimal awareness of contemporary family issues, identifying relationships among the components of the assignment but offers no analysis of the concepts or examples.

Exhibits no awareness of contemporary family issues and does not identify or analyze relationships among the components of the assignment.

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