Biology

Myrna and Rosa are lesbians in a relationship. They are looking for family counseling because of excessive arguing and communication problems. They have identified several issues that they want to address, but believe that their sexual orientation is not an issue.

They chose a male counselor because they believe he will be more objective and less biased. They expressed feeling comfortable with their sexual orientation and wanting to focus on improving their communication. The counselor recognized their communication problem and expressed his willingness to help them, but expressed his belief that their sexual identity is the source of their problems. He believes that in compatible relationships, there must be indisputable gender roles with a male and a female.

Questions

  • Do you think that sexual orientation is the couple’s primary counseling issue? Explain your rationale.
  • What evidence of counselor bias exists in the case study?
  • What AMCD competencies might be useful to consider when deciding if the counselor can still be effective in dealing with the clients?
  • What ethical guidelines might the counselor’s supervisor refer to when providing feedback on the counselor’s assumptions about his clients presenting problems?

Guidelines for Research Report & Presentation
MSCI 1501K, Fall 2019
Report (SEE BELOW FOR SUBMISSION INFORMATION):
Your successful report MUST include

Cover page
(Title, your name, “MSCI 1501K Introduction to Marine Biology”, date submitted, and
instructor’s name (Dwight Ebanks, Ph.D.). For example:
The Sea Squirt
Didemnum vexillum
Jonathan Doe
MSCI 1501K.01 Introduction to Marine Biology
Submitted XX Month XXXX
Instructor: Dwight Ebanks, Ph.D.

Length & General Specifications
: Cover page plus 2 pages of text minimum -3 pages of text maximum,
double-spaced, typed.  After the text, there will be a Literature Cited section.

Font
: Times New Roman, 12-point OR Arial, 12-point.  Whichever font-type you select, stick with it for the
whole document.

Recommend
your report be reviewed prior to submission.

Quotations are not allowed.

Bold
the
headers
for the different sections.

There must be an introduction and conclusion section.

Topical Instructions:
This report is on the marine animal for which you were approved (only 1 species).  If you were not
approved for an animal you cannot proceed.  You MUST get approval first.  A successful report will include
the following elements
in the order
(do not combine sections) listed below about the animal that you
selected:
– Introduction
– Taxonomic classification (Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species) (learn to
correctly
pronounce these for your presentation)
– Habitat
– Reproductive strategy
– Morphology (size, shape, appearance)
– Ecology (How does your animal interact with its environment and the other animals in its habitat?)
– Unique traits/characteristics
– Conclusion
***Note: You will be the only student reporting on your animal so go all out and give as much detail as
possible.  You are to focus on your species and not other similar animals even if they are in the same
genus.***
Citations!!! (minimum: 2 not including the text book or websites, all citations must be in
the text)

As you know,
plagiarism is not tolerated
at SSU (see your Student Handbook) so if you utilize anyone’s
words, work, or other published document, you MUST cite your source using the following styles:
Journal Article
Author(s).
(Year). Title of article.
Journal
Volume
(issue):pages.
Example:
Marshall, W., Bryson, S. and Wood, C.
(1992). Calcium transport by isolated skin of rainbow trout.
Journal
of Experimental Biology
166
(3):297-316.
Book
Author(s).
(Year). Title of book, ed(s). Name of editors. Place of Publication: Publisher. Number of pages pp.
Example:
Doe, J. B.
(1963). Life in the Urban Setting, eds. R. Smith and K. B. Jefferson. New York: Creighton
Publishers. 429 pp.
Book Section
Author(s) of section.
(Year). Title of section. In
Title of book
, ed(s). Name of editors, pp. pages. Place of
Publication: Publisher.
Example:
Morrill, J. B.
(1982). Development of the pulmonate gastropod,
Lymnaea
. In
Developmental Biology of
Freshwater Invertebrates
, eds. W. Harrison and R. F. Cowdon, pp. 399-483. New York: Alan R. Liss.
If you have other types of references or feel that you need to use a website for a reference, please ask me
specifically about that source.  Websites must be approved before you can use them.  Sources geared toward
children,
Wikipedia, and similar sources will not be accepted as references.  They are a great place to
start your search but cannot be used as the final word.
Presentation to BE GIVEN IN CLASS:
Length:
No less than 5 minutes and no longer than 8 minutes.  If it is evident that you did not prepare, you will
be penalized.
Content:
You are free to make any kind of presentation (except Power Point, Prezi, or the like, and quiz
games) you like, but it must be family friendly (no profanity etc.).  Topics from 3 chapters, other than the
chapter in which your animal may have been discussed, must be incorporated at a minimum.  You must also
identify which chapter the information comes from and explain how it is relevant.  You must educate the class
about your selected animal.  You will also be asked at least one question by your peers or the instructor.
Videos:
Only one, not to exceed 30 seconds.
Reading your written report is not acceptable.  Each student will give a presentation and will be called to do so,
based on your sign-up date.  ALSO, part of your grade will be based on your participation (asking the presenter
questions).
Submission Schedule:
30 OCT 2019:
Topic Approval (you must have the genus, species, and common name) & Sign up
18 NOV 2019:
All Papers DUE

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