House Bill 2504

Fall 2012 Course Syllabus

PSYC-2314-01 - Lifespan Human Growth and Development

Faculty Information
SemesterFall 2012
InstructorBarbay, Carol Mary
Phone(409) 984-6311
Math and Science
Chair:Percy Jordan
Phone:(409) 984-6335
Hours:BY APPOINTMENT&MWF, 8:00-8:45; Fri, 10:00-12:00; MW, 12:00-2:00; TTH, 8:00-9:15; TTH, 11:00-2:00;Virtual Office: Tue, 7:00-8:00 PM (Psyc 2301-73); Wed, 7:00-8:00 PM (Psyc 2314-73)
Building:Educational Annex (EDUC)
MyLamarPA Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLamarPA campus web portal ( When you’ve logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the “My Courses” tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLamarPA.
Course Information
Course Number90124
Course Description Study of the relationship of the physical, social and mental factors of growth and development of children and throughout the lifespan
Course Prerequisites Psyc 2301
Required Textbooks REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Essentials of Lifespan Development; John W. Santrock; 2011; McGraw-Hill; ISBN FOR TEXTBOOK with Connect Plus Access Card: 978-007-353-2078; ISBN FOR TEXTBOOK ALONE: 978-007-353-2073

If you find a used book, you can purchase Connect access ($10) so that you can complete assignments and online quizzes at the course Connect website. Also, if you would like to work totally digitally, you can purchase Connect Plus access at your Connect website for $66.75

The Connect Plus Access website for this course is:
Attendance Policy Research has shown a strong positive relationship between attendance, participation and college success. I STRONGLY recommend regular participation in this course, both mental and physical. PARTICIPATION WILL HELP YOU SUCCEED IN THIS COURSE!! CAUTION: I WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY DROP YOUR NAME FROM THE CLASS ROLL BECAUSE YOU DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN CLASS ACTIVITIES.
Course Grading Scale  90 - 100 = A     80 - 89 = B     70 - 79 = C     60 - 69 = D     Below 59 = F
Determination of Final Grade Your course letter grade will be based on an approximate percentage of 535 total possible points as follows:

Letter Grades Point Totals Approximate Percentages

A 481+ 90%+

B 428 - 480 80-89%

C 374 - 427 70-79%

D 321 - 373 60-69%

F 320 and below 59% and below

Final Exam Date December 11, 2013 - 8:00 AM
Major Assignments WEEK # LIFESPAN – HYBRID

MODULE 1: AUG 27 - SEP 23

Week 1 syllabus review; read and discuss ch 1 – introduction to development

Week 2 read and discuss ch 1; read and discuss ch 2;

Week 3 read and discuss ch 2; read and discuss ch 3;

Week 4 read and discuss ch 3; turn in Required Special Assignment 2;

Week 4 sgq1 - ch 1,2,3; exam 1- ch 1,2,3 plus bonus from ch 4; read and discuss ch 5;


Week 5 read and discuss ch 5; read and discuss ch 6; read and discuss ch 7;

Week 6-7 read and discuss ch 7;

Week 8 sgq2 – ch 5,6,7; exam 2 – ch 5,6,7 plus ch 8 bonus; read and discuss ch 9;

MODULE 3: OCT 22 - NOV 18

Week 9 read and discuss ch 9; read and discuss ch 10;

Week 10 read and discuss ch 10; read and discuss ch 11;

Week 11 read and discuss ch 11;

Week 12 sgq3 – ch 9,10,11; exam 3 – ch 9,10,11 plus ch 12 bonus; read and discuss ch 13;

MODULE 4: NOV 19 - DEC 5

Week 13 read and discuss ch 13;

Week 14 read and discuss ch 14; read and discuss ch 15;

Week 15 read and discuss ch 15; sgq 4 – ch 13,14,15;

Week 16 (final)exam 4 – ch 13, 14,15 plus ch 16 and ch 17 bonus;

Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates Lecture topics are listed in above section. Assignments are listed below. Dates for required assignments are listed in bold print.



2 Orientation Bonus TUE SEP 4

2 Optional Calendar Plan THU SEP 6

2 Optional Humanitarian Bonus THU SEP 6

3 Required Special Assignment 1 TUE SEP 11

3 A&P #1 Bonus THU SEP 13

4 Required Regular RQA Assignment #1 TUE SEP 18


5 Email Bonus TUE SEP 25

5 Discussion Bonus THU SEP 27

6 Required Special Assignment 2 TUE OCT 2

6 Optional Syllabus Bonus Quiz TUE OCT 4

7 Optional Campus Pipeline Bonus TUE OCT 9

7 Required RQA Assignment #2 THU OCT 11


9 Optional GEC Bonus TUE OCT 23

10 Optional Holiday Story Bonus TUE OCT 30

10 Required Special Assignment 3 THU NOV 1

11 Required Regular RQA Assignment #3 TUE NOV 6

11 Extra Chapter Bonus THU NOV 8

12 Last Chance Bonus TUE NOV 13

12 Required Special Assignment 4 THU NOV 15


13 Course Evaluation Survey Bonus Ends TUE NOV 20

14 Required RQA Assignment #4 TUE NOV 27

14 Required Special Assignment 5 THU NOV 29

General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Communication skills:Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

Critical Thinking Skills:Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills:Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.

Teamwork:Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Social Responsibility:Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

Personal Responsibility:Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Associate of Arts

PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.

PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills – Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.

PSLO 2: Communication Skills – Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.

PSLO3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills – Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.

PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.

Course Student Learning Outcomes 1. Describe the stages of the developing person at different periods of the life span from birth to death.(PSLO 1,2) Measured by course assignments and projects.

2. Discuss the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that affect the development process of the individual.(PSLO 1,2,5) Measured by course assignments and projects.

3. Identify factors of responsible personal behavior with regard to issues such as sexual activity, substance abuse, marriage and parenting.(PSLO 1,2) Measured by embedded test questions, course assignments and projects.

4. Explain the biosocial, cognitive and psychological influences throughout the lifespan as an ongoing set of processes, involving both continuity and change.(PSLO 1,2) Measured by course assignments and projects.

5. Describe the different developmental perspectives of the major theories of development (i.e. cognitive,learning, humanistic and psychodynamic).(PSLO 1,2) Measured by course assignments and projects.

6. Identify examples of some of the cultural and ethnic differences that influence development throughout the lifespan.(PSLO 1,2,5) Measured by embedded test questions, course assignments and projects.

7. Discuss the various causes or reasons for disturbances in the developmental process.

8. Calculate current course grade accurately, using information provided by instructor relating to individual scores from projects, assignments, quizzes and exams.

9. Improve comprehension of content-area reading material. (PSLO alpha) Measured by pre-test/post-test scores.

Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

  • No drinks allowed in the classroom except water
Additional Information *For additional details about assignments, see Syllabus Part 2 link on Course Menu in course website in Blackboard Learn.

*I will not discuss your grades over the phone. I will send a grade summary on request during the semester using email. If you want to discuss your grades in detail, you must come to my office, in person.

*For help with logging on to, or your course website, call:

Kenneth Lisby

Phone: 409-984-6150 or 1 800 477-5872, ext. 6150

Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
Copyright Violations Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester, by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally. No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class, including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.

Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.

Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.

If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment Statement Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate programs.

Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.

If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.

What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Privacy Notice Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.

Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.

Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.

Circumstances under which information may be released:

An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person to whom the information may be given.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

  1. Sign in to your account.

  2. Click on the “My Services” tab.

  3. Click on the “Student” tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

  6. Select the term you are planning on registering for (i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall, or Spring)

  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

  8. Click on “Generate New Evaluation” at the bottom of the screen.

  9. Click the radio button next to Program

  10. Click on the Generate Request button.

All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.

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