PSYC-2314-01 - Lifespan Growth-Dev
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Fall 2014 Course Syllabus
PSYC-2314-01 - Lifespan Growth-Dev
|Instructor||Carona, Ken M.|
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|Course Description||Life-Span Growth and Development is a study of social, emotional, cognitive and physical factors and influences of a developing human from conception to death.|
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. The more classes you attend, the more likely it will be for you to experience success in learning. I strongly recommend regular attendance. If you miss a class, get notes on what you missed in your absence from another student. Some material covered in class may not be in the textbook and may be covered on the exams. Attendance will help you succeed in this course. I do not drop you from the class if you quit coming. It is your responsibility to drop the class if feel it is necessary.|
|Course Grading Scale||
90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F
|Determination of Final Grade||
There will be 4 exams, 100 points each, which includes a final exam. NO TEST SCORE WILL BE DROPPED. Your final grade will be based on the number of points you earn in the course. Earned points will be from exams. The course grade will be calculated using a percentage of the 400 graded points total as follows:
A 360 and above 90% and above
B 320- 359 80%
C 280 - 319 70%
D 240 - 279 60%
F 239 and below 59% and below
EXAM POLICIES AND GUIDELINES: Exams will be multiple-choice questions. Scantron 882-ES will be used. I do not give make-up exams. Be here on exam day. No shows will receive a zero for that exam including a no show for the final exam. If you can't make it to the exam you must find me no later than 24 hours after the exam or before the exam is given. I will decide on an individual basis if you will be allowed to take the exam or if you receive a zero. You or someone must find me if you are going to miss an exam. Keep a record of your points from each exam. I occasionally use films for specific topics and will have questions on exams from the films. Regular attendance will help you do well when it comes to questions from the films. Do not disappear and show up the next class period expecting to take the exam.
If you miss 10 or more classes I will deduct 15 points from your final points. If you miss 6-9 classes I will deduct 10 points from your final points. If you miss 3 to 5 classes I will add 5 points to your final points. If you miss less than 3 classes I will add 10 points to your final points. If you don't miss any classes I will add 15 points to your final points. I will inform you when the counting starts as students add and drop at the first of the semester. The total amount of Extra Credit you are able to earn is limited to 20 points.
|Final Exam Date||December 10, 2014 - 8:00 AM|
Week 1: Discuss syllabus, pre-test, Ch. 1
Week 2: Ch. 1 cont.
Week 3: Ch. 2
Week 4: Ch 2 cont.
Week 5: Exam 1, CH. 3
Week 6: Ch. 3 cont. and Ch. 4
Week 7: Ch. 4, Exam 2
Week 8: Ch. 5
Week 9: Ch. 6
Week 10: Ch. 7, Exam 3
Week 11: Ch. 8
Week 12: Ch. 9
Week 13: Ch. 9 cont, Ch. 10
Week 14: Ch. 10 cont., post-test, Exam 4
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: Biological beginnings
Week 2: Biological beginnings cont.
Week 3: Physical and Cognitive Development
Week 4: Physical and Cognitive Development cont.
Week 5: Exam 1, Socioemotional Development in infancy
Week 6: Socioemotional Development in infancy cont. and Physical and Cognitive Development of infants
Week 7: Socioemotional Development in childhood, Exam 2
Week 8: Socioemotional Development in late childhood and adolescence
Week 9: Socioemotional Development in early adulthood
Week 10: Socioemotional Development in early adulthood, Exam 3
Week 11: Socioemotional Development in late adulthood
Week 12: Socioemotional Development in late adulthood
Week 13: Socioemotional Development in late adulthood, Death, Dying, and Grieving
Week 14: Death, Dying, and Grieving cont., Exam 4
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
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) 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.|
CELL PHONE RULES: You will not be allowed to surf the internet, post on Facebook or any other social media while in class on any laptop, cell phone, or other device. You will not text, send photos or any similar type action with your cell phone, laptop, etc. during class. Your cell phone will be in your purse, phone holder, or your pocket not in your lap, on the floor where you can read it, or on your desk during class. I do not want to see your cell phone while we are having class. 1st Violation: I will take 10 points from your final points earned and you forfeit the chance to earn any extra credit points. 2nd Violation: I will deduct 20 points from your final points earned and you forfeit the chance to earn any extra credit points, and you will have to leave my classroom. 3rd Violation: I will drop you from my class wherever we are in the semester. Cell phones shall be on vibrate during class. If you must take a phone call step outside. You will not be able to answer your cell phone during an exam.
Academic Dishonesty: Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty. These policies will be strictly enforced.
GRIEVANCES, COMPLAINTS, AND CONCERNS REGARDING THIS COURSE: If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that cannot be resolved through discussion with me, please consult Dr. Percy Jordan (Phone: 409-984-6335)
|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.|
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 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
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.
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.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
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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