MBS-093: Social Responsibility

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course title:   MBS 093 Social Responsibility

Campus:  
FSM FMI Campus

Initiator:  
Matthias J Ewarmai

Date:
November 2015

Course description:
This course considers many of the wider social and economic issues experienced by seafarers and their families, particularly in the Pacific island nations. It covers seafarers’ family relationships, the consequences of unsafe sexual practices and of alcohol and drug abuse on the families and communities and investing in the future.

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

 

 

Hours per Week

 

No.  of  Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

 

          1

x

6

x

 6

=

 

Practicum

 

          3

x

6

x

18

=

 

Lecture/Prac

 

 

x

 

x

24

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Total  Semester

 

Credits

 

 

 

PURPOSE OF COURSE:        
[   ] Degree requirement
[   ] Degree elective
[X] Certificate                 Certificate of Completion – Basic Safety
[X] Other                        A required course for the issuance of Certificate of Proficiency by the FSM Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure

PREREQUISITES: NONE

 

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:


PSLO#

                             Program

 

 

INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (Check all that apply)

 

[X ]

1. Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

 

[    ]

2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres and styles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum.

[X ]

3. Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

[X]

4. Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

 

[X]

5. Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.

 

[X ]

6. Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.

[X]

7. Foundations and skills for life-long learning: purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence.

 

[X]

8. Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats.

 

2)  PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs): The student will be able
to:

    • Demonstrate competency in providing primary first aid treatment to the sick and injured while at sea.
    • Demonstrate competency in fire prevention techniques and be an effective member of a ship board firefighting team.
    • Demonstrate safety and security work practices and interact positively with others on board vessels
    • Demonstrate understanding of wider social and economic issues experienced by seafarers and their families.
    • Demonstrate safety procedures for abandonment from a merchant or fishing vessels.

 

                                          
3)  COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (General): The student will be
able to:

  • Describe factors that support healthy seafaring family relationships;
  • Explain the consequences of unsafe sexual practices on families and communities;
  • Explain the consequences of alcohol and drug abuse on families and communities; and
  • Describe the importance of financial planning for the future.

4)  COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (Specific): The student will be  
able to:


CSLO (General) 1: Describe factors that support healthy seafaring family relationships.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

1.1 Describe factors which impact family relationships when there are long periods of separation and how to minimize negative factors.

 

1,3,4,5,8

 

3

Written and oral assessment will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • identifying the factors that can impact families when there are long periods of separation;
  • identifying the rights and responsibilities of members of a seafaring household;
  • describing the importance of maintaining good relations with partners and children; and
  • describing the importance of self-esteem and positive regard for other family members.

1.2 Describe the rights and responsibilities of all members of the household in order to develop a safe and secure home. Discuss the impact of domestic violence on women and children.

1.3 Describe ways to create and maintain positive esteem both for oneself and for other family members.

CSLO (General) 2: Explain the consequences of unsafe sexual practices on families and communities.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Explain the major negative outcomes of unsafe sexual practices (unplanned pregnancies, STDs, HIV/AIDS) may have on themselves, their families and their communities and identify strategies to make safe choices in regards to sexual practices.

3,6, 8

3

Written and oral assessment will be used to assess student’s competence in explaining:

  • the major negative outcomes of unsafe sexual practices (unplanned pregnancies, STDs, HIV/AIDS) that may have on themselves, their families and their communities and
  • the strategies to make safe choices in regards to sexual practices.

CSLO (General) 3: Explain the consequences of alcohol and drug abuse on families and communities.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

3.1  Describe major problems developed between individuals and families because of alcohol and drug abuse.

3,4,5,7

3

Written and oral assessment will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • identifying the risks to health from “binge’ drinking and excessive consumption of alcohol;
  • identifying the social effects of excessive alcohol consumption;
  • demonstrating the awareness of negative effects on family relationships of alcohol and drug abuse; and
  • demonstrating knowledge of skills and strategies for overcoming excessive alcohol consumption.

3.2 Describe techniques and skills for overcoming “binge” drinking and excessive consumption of alcohol.

3,4,5,6,7

3

CSLO (General) 4: Describe the importance of financial planning for the future.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

4.1  Reinforce awareness of responsibility for financial support of family.

3,4,5,6,7

3

Written and oral assessment will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • demonstrating the potential for providing for an economically secure future for self, family and community;
  • involving every member in the planning and implementing family budget;
  • enhancing the awareness in opportunities for advancing careers and developing business ventures; and
  • acknowledging the responsibilities for protecting the local environment.

4.2  Share the planning and preparing of family budgets.

4.3  Develop long-term investment and career goals.

4.4  Contribute effectively to the long-term financial requirements and well-being of families and to the long-term security and safety of the community through responsible spending and consumption.

 

5)  COURSE CONTENT:

  • Seafarers family relationships
  • Unsafe sexual practices
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Investing in the future

 

6)  METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:

[X]  Lecture                    [X]  Cooperative learning groups
[   ]  Laboratory               [X]  In-class exercises
[X]  Audio visual            [X]  Demonstrations
[   ]  Other

 

7)  REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:

1.  SPC 005 Social Responsibility Learner’s Guide, New Zealand Maritime School, 2003
2. Use of resource persons from experts in the fields

8)  REFERENCE MATERIALS:
None

9)  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS:
None

10) EVALUATION:
Assessment is based on demonstration of understanding through classroom participation and activities, including:

  • individual input into small group work and class activities;
  • input into class discussions, using a checklist.

Summative Assessment
There is no Summative Assessment for this course; positive and active participation in the activities and discussions is the required criteria.

A grade of at least 70% or a “C” must be achieved to progress to the next level.  All demonstrations should achieve at least a rate of 80%.

 

11) CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:
None

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