4443 Syllabus Fall 2011 with syllabus attachment1 081011[1]

4443 Syllabus Fall 2011 with syllabus attachment1 081011[1]...

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCE COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY FALL 2011 COURSE TITLE: HDFS 4443.503 “S” - Fatherhood: Developmental, Social and Historical Perspectives DATE: August 22 – December 16, 2011 CLASSROOM: Online Course. The web address is www.oc.okstate.edu Enter your user name and password to access D2L for your course. INSTRUCTOR: Beulah Hirschlein, Ph.D.; Professor Emeritus, Department of Human Development and Family Science; 233 Human Sciences ; Phone and Voice Mail: (405) 744-5057; FAX: (405) 744-2800; E-Mail: b.hirschlein@okstate.edu OFFICE HOURS: OSU- Stillwater, Tuesdays 12:45 – 2:00 p.m. with some exceptions. For a guaranteed time, please arrange by email or phone. Please note that I turn off the e-mail at about 10:00 p.m. each day. You may not be able to reach me by phone on weekends. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for family, human services, and other professionals who will have responsibilities for working with fathers who are trying to create and fulfill meaningful relationships with their children and their children’s mothers. The course will focus on the social context and contemporary issues relating to fatherhood in the U.S., roles and responsibilities of fathers, skills for effective fathering, and father/child interaction in relation to both father and child adjustment and well being. PREREQUISITE: Upper division standing or consent of instructor. COURSE OBJECTIVES: At the end of the course students will be able to . . . 1. Describe the emerging roles of fathers in contemporary society. 2. Trace the historical roles of fathers in the United States. 3. Identify factors that are related to a man’s identity as a father. 4. Describe styles of fathering and their consequences in the lives of children. 5. Summarize research results on the relationship between father behavior/father involvement and child outcomes, especially child resilience. 6. Discuss the relationship between economic well being and fathering behavior. 7. Review federal and state policies that impact fatherhood roles and responsibilities. 8. Access web sites and popular media that offer information and support to fathers. COURSE OBJECTIVES, continued 9. Identify and describe exemplary education and outreach programs that serve fathers, especially young fathers. 10. Identify barriers that prevent men from becoming nurturing (generative) fathers. 11. Examine cross cultural similarities and differences in fathering behaviors.
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12. Analyze media images of fathers in the U.S. LEARNING ACTIVITIES: Reading, independent study, interviews, brief writing assignments, preparation and viewing of audiovisual presentations, online discussions, and field research are some of the learning opportunities that will be provided. ASSIGNMENTS AND EXAMS:
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