FSW 381_Parent Child Relations in Diverse Families Syllabus_Spring 2011_1

FSW 381_Parent Child Relations in Diverse Families Syllabus_Spring 2011_1

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FSW 381 Parent-Child Relations in Diverse Families Spring 2011 Section B : T/Th12:45-2:00 Section C : T/Th 11:15-12:30 General Information: Instructor: Jacque Daugherty, MA, CSE Office Hours: Thursday, 2:30-4:00 By appointment Department of Family Studies and Social Work Telephone: (513) 529-4163 Office: 110 McGuffey Hall Email: daughejd@muohio.edu (I am quicker at getting back to emails.) Course Description and Objective: This is an introductory course that focuses on the sensitivity to racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity while studying parent-child relations within diverse families. Miami Plan: FSW 381 is a course in the Miami Plan Thematic Sequence Children in Families. Other courses in the sequence are FSW 261, Diverse Family Systems Across the Life Cycle and FSW 481, Adolescent Development in Diverse Families. Please refer to the general bulletin for more information or visit the Liberal Arts Education website at www.muohio.edu/led. Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: Identify and examine the historical, cultural, social, and legal constructions of parent-child relations. Examine major developmental and contemporary issues of parent-child relations. Examine structural and lifestyle variations of the family as they relate to parent-child relations. As a Miami Plan course, these objectives will be reached through participation in variety of activities and assignments throughout the semester. These activities and assignments will involve: Thinking critically: Students achieve perspective by combining imagination, intuition, reasoning, and evaluation. Critical thinking develops the ability to construct and discern relationships, analyze arguments, and solve complex problems. Students will be expected to analyze, synthesize, and problem solve during class work, discussions, research, and exams.
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Understanding Contexts: How we know may be as important as what we know, thus, examining assumptions is an important part of learning. Further, knowledge of the conceptual frameworks and achievements of the arts, sciences, technology, and character of global society is crucial to our future. Students will analyze complex forces, events and values that affect what and how we think. Students will compare and contrast videos, discussions, and text with regard to events and values. Engaging with other learners: A healthy exchange of different ideas and viewpoints encourages rethinking of accepted perspectives. Therefore, diversity among learners, a supportive atmosphere of group work, active listening, and opportunities to critique results encourage learning through shared efforts. Students will work in small groups and individually to observe and discuss adolescent development. Reflecting and Acting:
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