Relationships, Public Policy and Advocacy Strategies – DBFA 305

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 11/09/2021

Course Description

This course examines contemporary issues that threaten the faith-based heritage of America's founding principles. Necessary critical thinking skills and advocacy strategies are discussed on behalf of marriages and families in the present day culture. Ethical concerns and multicultural factors are also considered.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course helps students understand how to advocate for Judeo-Christian marriage and family values in the public policy arena.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

The student will participate in 4 Discussions, each spanning across two Modules: Weeks. First, the student will answer the question(s) in a new thread with a minimum of 250 words by the end of the first Module: Week. Then, the student must reply to at least 2 classmates’ threads (with a minimum of 150 words each) by the end of the second Module: Week. (CLO's: A, B, C, D, E)

Essay Assignments (3)

Utilizing information presented in this course, as well as Scripture and academic references, write a 3-5 page essay in current APA format comparing and contrasting the traditional view of marriage with a modern view of marriage in light of a biblical worldview. The student will examine passages from scripture such as Genesis 1-2, Ephesians 5, Matthew 19 and incorporate these in the essay. Regardless of whether you are single or married, spend some time discussing how you can you be an advocate for biblical marriage in your community and world. Research and incorporate at least two scholarly sources to support your main points. This essay will be completed in phases with the Essay: Title Page and Outline, the Essay: References Page Assignment, and the Essay: Marriage Assignment. Please see the specific assignment instructions included within the course. (CLO's: A, B, C, D, E)

Essay: Title Page and Outline Assignment

The student will compose the title page and outline for the essay. The student will create a title page in current APA format as well as compose a content outline for the essay. The outline must contain 2 levels of current APA edition headings and must include the expected references for each level. 

Essay: References Page Assignment

The student will compile a list of at least 2 outside (this number will not include the required texts or Bible), current (within the last 10 years) references in current APA format. 

Essay: Marriage Assignment

Utilizing information presented in this course, as well as scripture and academic references, write a 3-5 page essay in current APA format comparing and contrasting the traditional view of marriage with a modern view of marriage in light of a biblical worldview. The student will examine passages from scripture such as Genesis 1-2, Ephesians 5, Matthew 19 and incorporate these in the essay. Regardless of whether you are single or married, spend some time discussing how you can you be an advocate for biblical marriage in your community and world. Research and incorporate at least two scholarly sources to support your main points. Please see the specific assignment instructions included within the course. (CLO's: A, B, C, D, E)

Quizzes (4)

The student will complete 4 quizzes. The quizzes are open-note/open-book. Each quiz will contain 20 multiple-choice and true/false questions. The student will have 45 minutes to complete each quiz. (CLO's: A, B, C, D)