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SO 302 The Study of the Family
Cadien, Toy L.


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CourseSO 302 The Study of the Family BU
SemesterU1H2005
FacultyCadien, Toy L.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMasters of Social Work
Other Phone843-521-6360
E-Mailtoy.cadien@park.edu
Semester Dates6 JUNE - 27 JULY 2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Lamanna & Riedmann. Marriages and Families: Making Choices in a Diverse Society. 8th Edition.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


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:
Students will develop the ability to identify the many stages of family life such as mate selection, parenting, conflict and divorce, and remarriage. The roles of individual members within the institution of the family will also be explored. Learning will be assisted by students comparing and contrasting the lives of their own family members with those of characters on popular television shows. Students will ultimately gain a better understanding of the complex issues facing families in modern times.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will demonstrate their understanding of course material through two examinations.  In addition, students will present information learned both orally and in writing.

Course Assessment:
One mid-term and a final examination will be be scheduled.
Students will compare and contrast their own family with a family from a well known television show.  A project and paper will be assigned, based on the comparisons outlined.

Grading:
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:

Class Participation.……………................10%

Exam Grades.....................……………....50%

In Class Assignments/Essays..………......15%

Project and Paper............……………......25%


The following guidelines will be used to assign course letter grades:

90 - 100.......................A
80 - 89 ...............…......B
70 - 79...............….......C
60 - 69...............….......D
Below 60 ......................no credit

Late Submission of Course Materials:
5% per day will be subtracted on each late assignment.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Meeting preparation and class participation are expected and final grades will reflect both.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
JUN 06 Chapter 1 & Overview to The Study of the Family

JUN 08 Chapter 4 & Assignment of PROJECT and PAPER

JUN 13 Chapters 5 & 6

JUN 15 Chapters 7 & 8 OUTLINE for PROJECT and PAPER DUE

JUN 20 Chapter 9 and REVIEW for MID-TERM

JUN 22 MID-TERM EXAM

JUN 27 Chapter 10

JUN 29 Chapters 11 & 13

JUL 04 Chapter 14

JUL 06 Chapter 15

JUL 11 Chapter 16 and Appendix A-1

JUL 13 Appendices A-6 & I PROJECT PAPER DUE

JUL 18 PROJECT PRESENTATIONS DUE

JUL 20 PROJECT PRESENTATION DUE

JUL 25 REVIEW

JUL 27 FINAL EXAM

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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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