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PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
Rodrigues, Joseph J.


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CoursePS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
SemesterF2U2004
FacultyRodrigues, Joseph J.
TitleAdjunct Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesBachelor's Degree in Social Science - Northern AZ University
Master of Arts in Education, Counseling and Human Services - Northern AZ University
Daytime Phone623-876-7531
E-Mailjoseph.rodrigues@park.edu
jrodrigues@dysart.org
Semester Dates10/18/04 - 12/12/04
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time4:50 - 7:30 PM
PerquisitesPS 101
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Theories and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy
7th Edition

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:
All students will have an opportunity to practice techniques from a variety of methods regarding one on one as well as group settings.  

Learning Outcomes:
All students are required to participate in all classroom activities.  Students will complete the class with a general understanding of various techniques that work for them.  

Course Assessment:
GRADING PLAN:  300 points possible
Midterm - 100 points
Take home assignments - 50 points
Paper - 50 points
Final Exam - 100 points

Grading:
See above.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work is not accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Attendance is required.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Topics and assignments will reflect various lectures each week and subject to change.

Midterm - November 16, 2004
Library research date - October 29, 2004
Veterans' Day - November 11, 2004 - No class
Day Off - November 25, 2004
Final Exam - December 16, 2004
Take Home Project - Due December 16, 2004

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
"Academic honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments.  Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park."

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101
"Plagiarism - the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of anothe person and preseneting them as one's original work - sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructor."

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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