House Bill 2504 Fall 2012 Course Syllabus PSYC-2314-73 - Lifespan Human Growth and Development
Fall 2012 Course Syllabus
PSYC-2314-73 - Lifespan Human Growth and Development
|Instructor||Barbay, Carol Mary|
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|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 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 would like to work totally digitally, you can purchase Connect Plus access at your Connect website.
The McGraw-Hill Connect website for this course is as follows:
|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||October 15, 2013 - 12:00 AM|
MODULE 1 : AUG 27-SEP 9
Week 1: AUG 27-SEP 2 Course introduction; syllabus review; read and review chapters 1-4 (overview of development; biological beginnings, physical and cognitive development in infancy, social and emotional development in infancy);
Week 2: SEP 3-SEP 9 Continue to read and review chapters 1-4; sgq1 and exam 1; chapters 1,2,3 plus bonus chapter 4.
MODULE 2: SEP 10-SEP 23
Week 3: SEP 10-SEP 16, Read and review chapters 5-8 (physical and cognitive development in early childhood, social and cognitive development in early childhood, physical and cognitive development in early childhood, social and emotional development in early childhood)
Week 4: SEP 17-SEP 23, Continue to read and review chapters 5-8; sgq2 and exam 2; chapters 5,6,7 plus bonus chapter 8.
MODULE 3: SEP 24-OCT 7
Week 5: SEP 24-30 Read and review chapters 9-12 (physical and cognitive development in adolescence, social and emotional development in adolescence, physical and cognitive development in early adulthood, social and emotional development in early childhood).
Week 6: OCT 1-7, Continue to read and review chapters 9-12; sgq3 and exam 3; chapters 9,10,11 plus bonus chapter 12 .
MODULE 4: OCT 8-OCT 19
Week 7: OCT 8-14, Read and review chapters 13-17 (physical and cognitive development in middle adulthood, social and emotional development in middle adulthood, physical and cognitive development in late adulthood, social and emotional development in late adulthood, death, dying and grieving)
Week 8: OCT 15-19, Continue to read and review chapters 13-17; sgq4 and exam 4; chapters 13,14,15 plus bonus chapters 16 and 17.
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
MODULE 1: MON AUG 27 – SUN SEP 9
Week 1 - Orientation Bonus FRI AUG 31
Week 2 - Calendar Plan Bonus WED SEP 5
Week 2 - Humanitarian Bonus WED SEP 5
Week 2 - Required Special Assignment 1 FRI SEP 7 – CONTENT FROM ANY CHAPTER; ASSIGNMENT NUMBER IN TITLE
Week 2 - Required Regular RQA Assignment 1 FRI SEP 7; CONTENT FROM CHAPTERS 1,2,3,4 WITH CHAPTER SUBTITLES
Week 2 - A&P Bonus – FRI SEP 7 – ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY BONUS
Week 2 – SGQ1/EXAM 1; WED-FRI SEP 5-7; CHAPTERS 1,2,3 PLUS BONUS CHAPTER 4
MODULE 2: MON SEP 10 – SUN SEP 23
Week 3 - Email Bonus MON SEP 10; ASSIGNMENT SUMISSION BOX ONLY
Week 3 - Discussion Bonus MON SEP 10; ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION BOX ONLY
Week 3 - Required Special Assignment 2 WED SEP 12 – CONTENT FROM ANY CHAPTER, ASSIGNMENT NUMBER IN TITLE
Week 4 - Syllabus Bonus Quiz MON SEP 17; CONTENT FROM COURSE SYLLABUS
Week 4 - Campus Pipeline Bonus MON SEP 17
Week 4 - Required Regular RQA Assignment 2 WED SEP 19; CONTENT FROM CHAPTERS 5,6,7,8 WITH CHAPTER SUBTITLES
Week 4 – SGQ2/EXAM 2; WED-FRI SEP 19-21; CHAPTERS 5,6,7 PLUS BONUS CHAPTER 8
MODULE 3: MON SEP 24 – SUN OCT 7
Week 5 - GEC Bonus MON SEP 24; GENERAL EXTRA CREDIT
Week 5 – Course Evaluation Bonus opens MON SEP 24
Week 5 - Holiday Story Bonus WED SEP 26; HOLIDAY STORY BONUS
Week 5 - Required Special Assignment 3 WED SEP 26; CONTENT FROM ANY CHAPTER; NUMBER OF ASSIGNMENT IN TITLE
Week 5 - Required Regular RQA Assignment 3 FRI SEP 28; CONTENT FROM CHAPTERS 9,10,11,12 WITH CHAPTER SUBTITLES
Week 6 - Extra Chapter Bonus MON OCT 1
Week 6 - Last Chance Bonus MON OCT 1
Week 6 - Required Special Assignment 4 WED OCT 3; CONTENT FROM ANY CHAPTER; NUMBER OF ASSIGNMENT IN TITLE
Week 6 – SGQ3/EXAM 3; WED-FRI OCT 3-5; CHAPTERS 9,10,11 PLUS BONUS CHAPTER 12
MODULE 4: MON OCT 8 – WED OCT 17
Week 7 – Online Course Evaluation Bonus closes MON OCT 8
Week 7 - Required Regular RQA Assignment 4 MON OCT 8; CONTENT FROM CHAPTERS 13,14,15,16,17 WITH CHAPTER SUBTITLES
Week 7 - Required Special Assignment 5 WED OCT 10; CONTENT FROM ANY CHAPTER WITH NUMBER OF ASSIGNMENT IN TITLE
Week 8 – SGQ4/EXAM 4 MON-WED, OCT 15-17; CHAPTERS 13,14,15 PLUS BONUS CHAPTERS 16 AND 17
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|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.(PSLO 1,2) Measured by course assignments and projects.
8. Calculate current course grade accurately, using information provided by instructor relating to individual scores from projects, assignments, quizzes and exams.(PSLO 3) Measured by course project.
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.|
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Mathematics and Science
Chair: Percy Jordan, Ph.D.
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