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Communicating with Parents & Children

I.     Course Prefix/Number: ECE 151

       Course Name: Communicating with Parents & Children

       Credits: 1 (1 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

None

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Short-term course designed to provide basic understanding of positive relationships among parents, children, and teachers.  Topics examine strategies for effectively meeting diverse family needs.

IV.   Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, students who satisfactorily complete all work will be able to:
A.    Demonstrate an understanding of family life today.
B.    Effectively listen and talk to parents.
C.    Effectively listen and talk to children.
D.    Develop appropriate written forms of communication.

V.    Academic Integrity

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.

VI.   Sequence of Topics

Meeting the needs of families today
Communicating with parents
Communicating with children
Written communication

VII.  Methods of Instruction

This course will be conducted on a lecture/discussion basis.  The text will be augmented by reading, videos, guest speakers, observations, in-class group work, and student product and presentations.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Please talk to the chairperson about any questions or concerns you have.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Varies by instructor.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Determined by instructor.  The number of quizzes and the final exam will be revised to meet the needs of this particular group of students.  Grades will be based on content, spelling, grammar, and presentations.

XI.   Other Course Information



If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.