Parenting: Parent-Child Relationship

Parenting: Parent-Child Relationship

  1. Module Title: Parenting: Parent-Child Relationship
  2. Module Prefix/Number: PSYC 480
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description: A broader understanding of how the various theories found in human development and family studies are applied to parent-child relations.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will be able to:
    • Increase your understanding on the importance of nurturance at all levels of development. Coverage of attachment between parents and children is given, as well as detailed explanations of how it affects the development of both adults and children.
    • Learn about how parenting is shaped by family ecological and cultural factors with emphasis on the cultural context of parenting and understanding of global human development issues.
    • Discover how the relationship between parents and children functions and how a family group strives to maintain stability over time. Emphasizes on family systems or systemic family development theory as the main theoretical orientation.
    • Pedagogical features that support the learning process and engage students include: FAQ’s, Focus Points, Points to Consider, and Review/Discussion Questions in every chapter.
    • Learn about how parents shape children’s behavior and socialize children for adulthood by reading about and understanding the concepts of structure and nurturance.
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59

    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.

  7. Course Outline
    • The Ecology of Parent Child Relation
    • Cultural Perspectives
    • Theoretical Perspectives on Parent Child Relations
    • Parenting Styles and Strategies
    • The Transition to Parenthood
    • Pregnancy and Childbirth
    • Parenting Infants & Toddlers
    • Parenting Preschoolers
    • Parenting School Age Children
    • Parenting Adolescents and Young Adults
    • Parenting in Single Parent Family Systems
    • Parenting in Blended Family Systems
    • Adolescent Parents
    • Family Formation & Parenting in Same Sex Couples
    • Parent – Child Relations in High Risk Families
    • Best Practices in Parent Child Relations

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