Although it is not required, it may be helpful for you to have a solid foundation in human development (such as SFL 210). A course in human development will serve to strengthen your parenting capabilities and could even be taken concurrently with this course.
The general goal of this course is to practically apply effective parenting principles across the developmental span. When you have completed this course, you should be able to:
You will complete fourteen lessons for this course. You will need to complete three Speedback assignments and six instructor-graded assignments. We recommend that you not try to do more than two lessons each week. Do not wait until assignments are corrected and returned to go on to a new lesson.
Each lesson consists of the following parts:
In completing each lesson, it will be helpful for you to proceed through the following steps:
You will submit your completed paper electronically. To make sure that I can open and read your paper, please save it as an Word .DOC or .DOCX file.
Use the course number, your first and last name, and the assignment name for the filename. For example, SFL240_JaneSmith_Assignment1.docx.
This course includes a midcourse and a final examination. Each examination consists of 50 multiple-choice, true or false, and matching questions. The exams are closed book and notes, and there is no time limit.
Upon completing the course, you should know and understand the material presented in the textbook, readings, and lesson material. You will demonstrate your knowledge and application of these concepts through your quizzes and written assignments as well as your midcourse and final examinations.
|3 Quizzes (4% each)||12%|
|Written Assignment 1: Caring for Children||5%|
|Written Assignment 2: Parenting across Cultures||8%|
|Written Assignment 3: Raising Infants and Toddlers||8%|
|Written Assignment 4: Special Needs Children and Their Families||5%|
|Written Assignment 5: Adoption or Divorce||8%|
|Written Assignment 6: Written Assignment 6: Parenting Question Research||10%|
Your letter grade is based on these percentages:
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