Additional Resources: As provided by instructor.
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: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes:The purpose of this course is to expose students to a variety of contrasting theoretical models underlying both individual and group practice in Guidance & Counseling. Specific objectives include: 1) to provide the student with information about the Guidance & Counseling process and the practical elements of Guidance & Counseling interaction; 2) to provide the student with an experiential laboratory to learn and practice listening and attending skills associated with the Guidance & Counseling process; 3) to expose the student to a variety of ethical and professional issues in Guidance & Counseling and to assist the student in adopting a position on these issues; 4) to assist the student in developinhg self-evaluation skills, writing skills and critical thinking skills; 5) to challenge the student to examine their personal qualities that support or hinder the Guidance & Counseling process.
Course Assessment: Two multiple choice and true/false examinations (mid term & final). The mid term exam is scheduled for the 8th class and will cover material from Chapter One through Chapter Seven of the text, as well as instructor lectures. The Final Exam is scheduled for the 16th class. This exam will cover information from Chapter Eight to Chapter 13 in the text and instructor lecture. Students will submit a typed, double spaced, one page position paper covering the student's choice of one of the theories covered in the course. The paper should explain why the student chose the theory, discuss some of the techniques of the theory, and results the student would expect from applying the theory to a workplace issue. The paper is due no later than the Fifteenth class.
Grading: All aspects of a student's performance are important for the assigned final grade. The final grade as the result of performance on examinations, the position paper, and class attendance & participation. Grades will be assigned as follows: 90% & above: A. 80 – 89%: B. 70 - 79%: C. 60 – 69%: D. 59% & below: F.
Mid term exam = 35%. Final exam = 35%. Position paper = 20%. Attendance & participation = 10%. (100% total).
Late Submission of Course Materials: Not accepted. Students are expected to notify the Moody Campus if they anticipate or require an incomplete.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Guidance & Counseling is a discipline that promotes discussion. Students are expected to be tolerant of the ideas and views of others, and to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects respect for diverse ideas. Naturally, students are encouraged to ask questions or offer discussion at any time.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Date Assignment Date Assignment
10/12 Introduction & Chap 1 11/09 Chapter 8
10/14 Chapter 2 11/11 Chapter 9
10/19 Chapter 3 11/16 Chapter 10
10/21 Chapter 4 11/18 Chapter 11
10/26 Chapter 5 11/23 Chapter 12
10/28 Chapter 6 11/25 Thanksgiving
11/02 Chapter 7 11/30 Chap13; Papers Due
11/04 Midterm Exam 12/02 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.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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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