Family Life Management
Course evaluation instructions appear at the end
of this online syllabus.
School of Family and Consumer Sciences
7400.362 Springboard Edition 2011
Spring Semester 5:20-7:55 Thurs Room
Instructor: David D.
Office Hours: 30 minutes after class and by
Office 215f SHS Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: The Provost's Office requires that all
students taking this class must be registered by the 14th day of
DESCRIPTION: Introduction to management theories,
processes and principles as applied to efficient use of human,
financial, and material resources in promotion
of individual and family well being.
E.(2010) Resource Management for Individuals
and Families, 4th Ed. Students may use earlier editions of the textbook
available online - the 3rd edition is priced at around $25 on Amazon.
management as a process and how it applies to individuals and
to families of different compositions, in changing contexts.
- Understand the
historical, interdisciplinary and theoretical foundations
of family life management.
- Become familiar
with the basic concepts of life management including: values,
attitudes, goals, resources, decision making, problem solving,
evaluating and communicating.
- Apply life
management principles to the appropriate use of human resources,
time management , the balancing of work and family, the management of
and fatigue, and/or the use of environmental resources and finances.
management concerns facing families in the future.
- Explore the use
of the internet to enhance classroom learning.
Understanding the material in this course will take effort on your
part. Your attendance, attention to your readings, and your
class is critical. As students in a mid-level course
(300 connotes a junior level course), you need not be reminded of the
importance of regular class attendance. However, the choice to
attend class or not is strictly up to each individual. But be forewarned that actions, as
they say, have consequences. Lecture material will definitely
appear on in-class examinations, and only one comprehensive make-up
exam will be given during finals week for anyone who missed any exam at
the time it was originally given. Further, attendance points will
be included in your final grade average. We will be discussing the
text material in class, which means that Students must read the
text assignments before class time.
GRADES: Your final grade will consist of the following:
time to fill out
points for the class: Attendance 50 + Exams 300
+ Assignments 150 = 500 points.
(0-2 absences=50 points, 3=40, 4=30, 5=20,
6=10, 7 or more=0 points)
in-class examinations (100 points each) 300 points for
exams - All examinations will be of the multiple choice,
essay type and all will be held in class (see the course outline).
- Six take
home assignments (25 points each) 150 points for assignments.
Assignments are listed below.You ill have assignments or examinations
9 out of 15 weeks. Cant be late - Can't be incomplete. Dates and
times are on the syllabus. Ink them in your calendars now!
online evaluation for this course at http://www.uakron.edu/hefe/evalform.htm