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Course Number:
HEC 212
Course Title:
Parent-Child Relations
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Course Description

Introduces the social, developmental, and cultural nature of parenting. Covers parent-child relationships in social contexts, the work of parenting, and issues facing contemporary parents and children. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This is an elective course designed for students completing the EEFS degree, while also providing an accessible, interesting, and relevant course to students who are seeking to meet their professional development requirements in early childhood education, parenting education, family life education, family service work, and/or those who want to learn more about parent-child relationships.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Identify major concepts, issues, and theories in parenting and family relationships.
  2. Understand the dynamics of parent-child relationships from birth to adolescence.

Aspirational Goals

  • Appreciate the process of parenting.
  • Apply the knowledge gained from course content to parenting practice and or parenting education/family life contexts.

Course Activities and Design

  • Activities and tasks related to course content.
  • Quizzes or exams.
  • Class discussions
  • Videos

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Attend and actively participate in class.
  • Read all assigned chapters and materials before class.
  • Actively participate in assigned class discussions.
  • Complete quizzes or exams.
  • Complete an integrative book review on a parenting education topic.
  • Complete interviews with parents.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Parent education and guidance.
  • Parenting practices and processes.
  • Parent-child relationships.