Office Hours: Email any time or make an online appointment.
Phone: 972-6044 Email email@example.com Office: 215f SHS
READ THE SYLLABUS CAREFULLY AND BOOKMARK THIS PAGE!PURPOSE OF THE COURSE: This course presents an online overview of the changing social definition of fatherhood and its potential effects on the development of children from birth through adolescence. The development of the traditional father role is examined in view of an array of recent alternatives, including single father parenting, involved fathering, and parenting the special child. Use this page as your guide through the course - refer to it often.
Learning Management System (Springboard): This class is offered through Springboard, and should be listed on computer screens after students login to Springboard at https://springboard.uakron.edu/index.asp. Simply login by typing your UAnet ID and your regular password., click on the Fatherhood Course listed for Summer 2008 and follow the link to the course outline. This page will come up.
Textbook (Recommended but not
required): Parke, Ross D.,
Fatherhood. (1996). Cambridge:
COURSE OBJECTIVES: At the end of the semester, students earning an "A" in the course will have a thorough analytical and theoretical view into the father role in American society from 1900 to the present, with projections for the future, including:
We have a computer lab reserved for our students only (213 SHS) which is open during regular office hours Monday through Friday. In the event that your home computer becomes inoperable, these other electronic avenues are always open to you. Thus, a malfunctioning computer is not a legitimate excuse for late work.
Weekly quizes: (two
and each question is worth 10 points
Each week there will be two questions in a quiz, in addition to the 5
These are listed as links on the course outline which refer students to the Dropbox.
This brings the total possible
earned to 600. - five major
exams at 100 points each, 10 quizes at 10 points each. The University's
standard grading scale will be use. Mark
your calendars with the important dates listed in the Course
All assignments are due in the week they appear below.
Remember to pace your progress over the semeste
Week 3 - Jan 23 -27
Week 7 - Feb 20-24
Week 8 Feb 28 - Mar 2
Spring Break March 12-18
Week 10 - Mar 19-23
Week 11 Mar 26-30 Week 12 - Apr 2-6
Week 15 Apr 23-27
Monday May 7th
Course Evaluations: Please take time to fill out the online evaluation for this course at