SO 332 Dying, Death, & Bereavement
S2B 2013 BL
Martinez, Beatriz E.
Senior Adjunct Instructor
M.A. PsychologyM.A. Management & LeadershipM.A. Human Resource
Fort Bliss, Texas
By appointment only
March 18, 2013 to May 12, 2013
7:40 - 10:10 PM
The Last Dance: Encountering Death & Dying, by L.A. DeSpelder, McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2011, 9th Edition, ISBN#: 978-0-07-353201-1
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Educational Philosophy: The educational philosophy is to have group class room experiences, discussion and activities, lecture, text book reading, videos, research, and reflection on individual and societal misconceptions. The class will capture the understanding of a diverse audience including individuals with special needs, multiple learning abilities and styles, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Students will be rated on their ability to express themselves effectively through both oral and written assignments, apply critical thinking skills, and respond with reflective feedback to discussion and subject.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Extra credit: Guest Speaker or Community Resource Visit
Midterm exam: questions will be a combination of multiple choice, true/false, completion and essay. Tests/quizzes cannot be made up, but can be taken in advance if it is known that one will be administered. It is a matter of fairness because once the examination is administered there is potential for compromise. Therefore, make-up examinations are discouraged and will be available only for emergency reasons, appropriately documented.
Article: Students will research related articles and will bring them to class on the dates indicated in the course syllabus. Students should be prepared to discuss the articles and their relevance to the assigned reading material and class discussions.
The paper: a minimum of 10 pages in length (not including the Title page and Reference Page) and must be written in proper APA format, 6th Edition. This paper should be submitted with a title page and reference page citing a minimum of five (10) sources, including the text. The in-text citations must indicate the source of the material. If a source is not cited it could be grounds for plagiarism so caution must be exercised when using sources. The topic for each paper must be related to some aspect of psychology. The discussion should include background information about the topic and some observations or analysis about the topic. The APA sample paper will be provided must be used to assist in formatting the core assessment essay. Times New Roman (TNR) font, 12 pt will be used for your essay.
Individual presentation: Individual presentation is based on the aspect of the psychological core assessment paper, and the observation assessment topic to the class. Professional power point presentation.
Final Exam: questions will be a combination of multiple choice, true/false, completion and essay. Tests/quizzes cannot be made up, but can be taken in advance if it is known that one will be administered. It is a matter of fairness because once the examination is administered there is potential for compromise. Therefore, make-up examinations are discouraged and will be available only for emergency reasons, appropriately documented.
Extra credit: student must schedule the appointment with instructor, guest speakers are welcome to speak of any important topic covered from the book.
Wikipedia, Answers.com, Encarta, Encyclopedia and similar sources are not an appropriate source for any academic paper and should not be used as a source for any activity in this course. All papers will be submitted in the appropriate Drop box in the E-Companion system by the assigned due date. All papers will be submitted in the English language, in MS Word format and must be saved in a .doc or .rtf file. Papers will be submitted as a single attachment. Essays will be graded on the basis of proper format, grammar, spelling, and thoroughness.
Midterm 200 points 20%
Paper 200 points 20%
Individual Presentation 200 points 20%
Articles (4 x 25 points) 100 points 10%
Homework Assignments 50 points 5%
Final Exam 200 points 20%
extra credit Guest Speakers 50 points 5%
1000 points 100%
599- below F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of course material will depend on the student emergency. I will work with all students. It is the responsibility for the student to schedule an appointment to discuss with the instructor the reason for late submission of course material.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
It is expected that all students will engage one another in a professional and courteous manner.
The classroom is an environment whereby opinions and positions can be openly expressed, regardless of their popularity. To that end any personal criticism or ridicule is not appropriate. Debate, on the other hand, is encouraged. The exchange of different ideas will result in the academic and intellectual growth of everyone.
Students are expected to attend all class meetings and be on time, being habitually late is not acceptable.
Students who report to class 30 minutes or more late or leave 30 minutes or more prior to the end of class will be counted as Unexcused unless prior notification has been made with the instructor.
Attendance is recorded at each class meeting; if students are going to be absent, notification to the instructor is required prior to class; otherwise the absence will be recorded as unexcused.
After two unexcused absences, one letter grade will be deducted, after three unexcused absences, two letter grades will be deducted and after four unexcused absences students will be given a final grade of “F”.
Cell phones must be on vibrate or silent mode. If you must take a call, please do so outside of the classroom.
Laptops will not be on during class unless the student is utilizing an e-book. Students are not allowed to seek internet material that has nothing to do with the course.
Military students can make alternative arrangements with the instructor because of deployments or other unforeseen military duties that often arise.
Week 1: (Monday March 18, 2013 & Wednesday March 20, 2013)
Week 2: (Monday March 25, 2013 & Wednesday March 27, 2013)
Week 3: (Monday April 1, 2013 & Wednesday April 3, 2013)
Week 4: (Monday April 8, 2013 & Wednesday April 10, 2013)
Week 5: (Monday April 15, 2013 & Wednesday April 17, 2013)
Week 6 (Monday April 22, 2013 & Wednesday April 24, 2013)
Week 7: (Monday April 29, 2013 & Wednesday May 1, 2013)
Week 8: (Monday May 6 & Wednesday May 8
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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. from Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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. 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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