PARENT CHILD RELATIONS - Online
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The study
of interactive parent-child relations from infancy through adulthood
and the internal and environmental forces which have an impact upon
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
1. Understand the major concepts,
issues and theories in parent-child relations from birth to adulthood.
access to a reliable printer. The speed at which the computer operates is of little consequence as long as it is adequate to read/download readings and assignments. A malfunctioning computer system is no excuse for failing to turn in assignments on time or communicating via email with the professor. Students should be aware of, and anticipate, the possibility of server outages and downtime by staying current with readings and assignments - and by looking ahead at the course outline to be prepared for upcoming assignments before the actual due date.
in the class should be fairly competent at using the
internet, downloading and printing documents and web pages and
communicating with the professor via email. Email will be used to
send assignments and grades back and forth and will be the primary
avenue for discussion and communication about the class. All students
must have a working email address and account. The
1 Read lecture
notes on Erikson
and lecture notes on Piaget
Quiz #1 here - (due on Wednesday by 3:00 p.m.)
Quiz #2 here - (due on Wednesday by 3:00 p.m.)
Quiz #3 here - (due on Wednesday by 3:00 p.m.)
Quiz #4 here - (due Wednesday by 3:00 p.m.)
Quiz #5 here - (due Wednesday by 3:00 p.m.)
Issue Comparison paper due Wednesday by 3:00 p.m.
Quiz #6 here - (due Wednesday by 3:00 p.m.)
Week 10 Read chapter 8 - Parenting in Families with Diverse Lifestyles
Quiz #7 here - (due Wednesday by 3:00 p.m.)
Quiz #8 here - (due Wednesday by 3:00 p.m.)
Quiz #9 here - (due Wednesday by 3:00 p.m.)
Quiz #10 here - (due Wednesday by 3:00 p.m.)
Week 16 Final Exam Week Final Exam due Wednesday by 3:00 p.m.
ASSIGNMENT POINT VALUE AND DUE DATES:
Quizzes - 10 @ 10 points each
points Due most weeks - check
- 307 C
Weekly quizzes are due on most Wednesdays of the semester (check the syllabus) and should be emailed to me by 3:00 p.m. Each quiz is worth 10 points and consists of one or two questions, taken from the reading assignments. Answers to each quiz should be one to two pages long, double spaced, using a 12-point New Times Roman style font, with one inch margins. Answers should be clearly written, thoughtful, analytical, and incorporate information from the reading assignments. I need to know from your answers that you’ve read and understood the material. Late quizzes will receive a two-point deduction for each day they are late (including weekends). Thus, if you are five days late with a quiz, you will receive no points for that quiz.
This assignment is due on Wednesday of Week
8 of the semester and is worth 100 points. All late papers will
receive a five-point deduction for each day they are late (this
includes weekends). The paper should be 10 pages in length,
typed, double spaced, using no larger than a 12-point New Times Roman
style font and no larger than one inch margins. The paper
The paperis designed to:
students with a current issue in parent child relations;
For this assignment the professor will
randomly assign an issue to each student in the class. Students
are to then seek out and read an article dealing with that issue from
each of the three following sources: 1) a professional journal,
2) a popular periodical and 3) a legitimate internet source
Listed below are some examples of professional journals, as well as examples of popular periodicals. Keep in mind that this is a very short list; there are many others available. Bierce Library offers access to many other journals as well. For internet sources, Google or Yahoo will provide numerous sites to choose from.
A Short List of Academic Journals:
(These journals can be found in the Bierce Library and, in some cases, through the library online catalogs).
A Short List of Popular Periodicals:
· Parents Magazine
· Child Magazine
· Good Housekeeping
· Ladies Home Journal
· Psychology Today
· Time Magazine
· Working Woman
FAMILY ASSESSMENT PAPER (Back to Course Outline)
This assignment is due on Wednesday of Week
14 of the semester. All late papers will receive a five point
deduction for each day they are late (this includes weekends).
Provide an overall evaluation of your family. How would you evaluate your family in terms of communication, individual functioning, feelings of satisfaction in roles, self esteem, problem solving, enjoyment of each other, feelings of intimacy and mutual support? Include within your paper information from five research articles that deal with the areas you write about. Explain how the findings from the research articles relate to what you are writing about.
FINAL EXAM (Back to Course Outline)
The final exam (click here to download) is designed to give students the opportunity to show what they have learned about parent child relations throughout the semester. The exam consists of 10 essay questions, each worth 10 points for a total of 100 points. Questions will deal with the topics covered during the semester. Answer to each question should be at least one page long, double spaced, using a 12-point New Times Roman style font, and no larger than one inch margins. The final exam is due on Wednesday of final exam week (week 16) by 3:00 p.m.