(300 points possible:
100-90%=A; 89-80%=B; 79-70%=C; 69-60=D)
Attendance and Participation (60 points) – there are 15
classes, each worth 4 points if you both attend and participate. Each
absence equals 4 missed points. Understand that your participation as a
member of this class (group!) is as important as coming to class. If you do
not actively participate in each class you stand to lose points! Group work
is an interactional process!
Exams (90 points) – there are 3 exams, each worth 30 points.
Make-up exams are not allowed. However, you may take the end of the
semester comprehensive exam in place of a missed exam or a low exam grade.
You are responsible for material covered during class and from assigned
readings. Exam dates are: 9/26; 10/24; 11/14.
Group Facilitation (40 points each -80 points total) – pairs
of students will become group leaders for 2 sessions with the members of our
class. More on this later. Nov. 29 & Dec. 6th.
Group Participation Reaction Paper (30 points) – you will
participate in a formalized counseling or support group that is pre-approved
by the instructor and write about your experience using the format provided.
Due Nov. 29th.
Self-Assessment (30 points plus 10 points for presentation) –
you will write an evaluation of your strengths and challenges as a group
leader and group participant. This assignment includes sharing a summary
of your evaluation with the class (10 points). Hint: pay attention
when the instructor comments on qualities of a good counselor? They will be
handy criteria on which to evaluate yourself. Due Dec. 6th.
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The college will make accommodations for students with special needs. If you
are in need of some instructional accommodation because of a disability
please let me know right away so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
IF YOU ARE
HAVING DIFFICULTY WITH THE COURSE, PLEASE TALK TO ME RIGHT AWAY! I will
do everything I can to help you do your best in this course and we can
discuss options (such as “Credit/No Credit”). If you simply stop coming and
don’t officially drop the course, you will receive an “F” grade on your
record. If you do not want to speak to me about your situation, please see a
student counselor (984-3325) or a guidance counselor.
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CALENDAR – FALL 2003
Readings/assignments to be completed PRIOR to class where listed!
Aug. 28 Introduction to
The Importance of
Sept. 4 Multiculturalism &
Ethics Pp. 1-18
Intentional Group Leadership Ch. 1 pp.
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Sept. 11 Attending Behavior -
Ch. 2 pp. 39-58
Listening and Process
Sept. 18 Focusing, Pacing, Leading,
Linking Ch. 3 pp. 59-80
Sept. 25 INFO FEST #1 CH. 1-3 (and
Basic Listening Sequence Ch. 4 pp.
Oct. 2 Integrating Skills in a
Group Session Ch. 5 p. 107-130
Oct. 9 Integrating Skills in a
Group Session Ch. 6 p. 131-152
Oct. 16 Skills & Strategies for
Interpersonal Ch. 7 p. 153-178
Influence Part 1-
Self-Disclosure, Giving Feedback
Oct. 23 INFO FEST #2 CH 4-7
& Strategies Part II Ch. 8 p. 179-202
Oct. 30 Structuring, Logical
Reflecting Meaning, Cont.
Nov. 6 Skills & Strategies Part
III Ch. 9 p. 203-236
Managing Conflict via
Nov. 13 Group
Practice: Alternative Approaches Ch. 10 p. 237-66
Nov. 20 INFO FEST #3
Group Partic. Reaction Paper Due Review Readings
Assessing Your Leadership Style Ch. 11 pp.
Nov. 27 THANKSGIVING
Dec. 5 Group Sessions
Dec. 11 Group Sessions
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