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CDFS 319 FAMILY STRESS AND COPINGCOURSE GOALS AND STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMESInstructor: Janice Falberg, LMFTSections 1,2,3,4 Office hours: Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 PM Office: FA-01Email: [email protected]Phone: 562-985-4484COURSE GOALS:Family Stress and Coping has proven to be a very popular course atCal State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Over 1,000 students take this course every year enrolling their preferred method of learning, face-to-face traditional classroom, hybrid or exclusively online. You are enrolled in an exclusively online section which suggests this is a method of learning you must be confident in excelling in. Congratulations on your enrollment in this online section and WELCOME!Know this course is NOT EASY, and especially for an all online offering. This course begins with a number of expectations. All of you are adults and want to be acknowledged as responsible and motivated learners.are committed to your learning and improving your lives through your education.aware trying to manage daily hassles or major stressor events is not an easy process.Communicating by enrolling in an all online course you are or PLAN TO BE very well-organized, self-disciplined and confident and competent as an independent learner.CDFS 319 was developed in consultation with marriage and family therapists and familystudies researchers. These professionals were asked to advise what skills and knowledge-based competencies were most valuable to students to help them better manage and prevent stressors within their close, interpersonal and family relationships. This course was also developed in consultation with employers who said new employees need to be more: (1) independent workers; (2) able to self-monitor the quality of their work to fit their supervisors’ expectations and the job requirements; (3) able to think critically and express themselves confidently and competently in writing; and (4) able to work in small groups with colleagues from different backgrounds, whether different units within the organization, or different lived experiences outside the office. Since your CDFS 319 instructors know it can and will be stressful for all of you asyou graduate and transition to the “real world” of your careers, we want to help you PLAN and PREPAREfor that transition now. On top of these individual skills this online course has been structured, particularly through the use of the Discussion Forums, as a platform for social learning. Most of our online sections of this course actually have far more discussion of personal and professional content during the semester than sections taught exclusively in the classroom. It seems most students are comfortable sharing questions and content within social media platforms, which the Discussion Forum is, than in the classroom. So while you must work independently, all of us will learn together from each other through
our discussions of the course content, events in the “real world,” and experiences all of

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