PSU HDFS 301 - Values and Ethics in Health and Human Development Professions (5 pages)

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Hdfs 301 - Values and Ethics in Health and Human Development Professions
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HD FS 301 Spring 2007 1 HDFS 301 Values and Ethics in Health and Human Development Professions Spring 2007 Instructor James M Kuterbach M A jmk110 psu edu S110 Henderson 769 6028 Teaching Assistant Graduate TBA Office Hours Tuesdays 1 00 PM 2 00 PM and by appointment Email COURSE DESCRIPTION This course will focus on exposing the student to the ethical principles and dilemmas common in health and human development We will examine ethical professional conduct in human services and related fields our personal values and how our values affect our professional behavior Performance in problem solving skills will also be emphasized Lectures will include and go beyond the material presented in the texts As such students are expected to read the book chapters corresponding to that day s topic prior to class meetings and to attend all classes Evaluation for this class come from three exams three take home assignments four group assignments and two papers Students will also rate their fellow group members participation in the group assignments The three exams will be multiple choice and true false will consist of material from both the lectures and the texts and are designed to help the student integrate material and think about course content on a deeper level The take home assignments will be short answers or essays and will be due during the class following the day the assignment is handed out The due dates for the papers are listed on the course outline Group assignments will be completed in class and will involve group evaluations of various topics The first paper will involve interviewing a helping professional and will be 2 5 pages in length More information will be provided later in the semester The final paper will be on a topic of your choosing but must be within the scope of the class The paper will be 5 10 pages and may be an in depth discussion or evaluation of a specific topic presented in class a comparison of ethical standards of different professions or



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