PSYC-2314-74 - Lifespan Growth-Dev
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Fall 2015 Course Syllabus
PSYC-2314-74 - Lifespan Growth-Dev
|Instructor||Barbay, Carol Mary|
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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.|
REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: NONE
The following textbook may be used an optional reference:
Essentials of Lifespan Development, 3E; John W. Santrock; 2013; McGraw-Hill; ISBN FOR TEXTBOOK with Connect Plus Access Card: 978-007-781-9309 ; ISBN FOR TEXTBOOK ALONE:978-007-803-5425
If you find a used book, you can purchase basic Connect access so that you can complete assignments and online review 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
The Connect Plus Access website for this course is:
*****INSERT FALL 2015 8-WEEK SESSION MCGRAW-HILL STUDY WEBSITE HERE WHEN AVAILABLE **
You will need to register at the above website to have access to optional study guide review materials for this course. Access to these resources is OPTIONAL and not required. There are several levels of access to the resources at this website: A) 2-week courtesy access; gives you access to all resources at the website, including a digital version of the course textbook, video library LearnSmart activities and review and practice quizzes for each chapter of course assigned reading; B)Basic Connect access to LearnSmart activities and review and practice quizzes for each chapter of assigned reading; available for a fee; C) Connect Plus access to all resources at the website, including a digital version of the course textbook; available for a fee.
I recommend you begin with the 2-week courtesy access to determine whether you would prefer basic Connect Access or Connect Plus access. Remember that the 2-week courtesy access gives you access to all resources available using Connect Plus access. Basic Connect access is limited to LearnSmart resources and review/practice quizzes available with basic Connect access.
CAUTION: You will notice that as you complete review and LearnSmart activities at the McGraw-Hill Connect study website, you will be notified of points received for participating in these activities. Keep in mind that these activities are for practice only and do not affect your grade directly in this course.
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.
MAKEUP POLICY - THERE ARE LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE UP MISSED WORK IN THIS COURSE. ONLY MISSED REQUIRED WORK SUCH AS ASSIGNMENTS OR REQUIRED EXAMS AND REQUIRED STUDY GUIDE QUIZZES MAY BE SUBMITTED OR COMPLETED LATE ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:
1. ONLY REQUIRED ASSIGNMENTS, STUDY GUIDE QUIZZES OR EXAMS MAY BE SUBMITTED LATE.
2. ONLY STUDENTS WHO HAVE MISSED WORK BECAUSE OF OFFICIAL COLLEGE BUSINESS AND CAN PROVIDE VERIFICATION FROM A COLLEGE OFFICIAL SUCH AS AN ATHLETIC COACH OR STUDENT ORGANIZATION SPONSOR MAY TURN IN REQUIRED WORK LATE FOR CREDIT, SUCH AS AN ASSIGNMENT OR EXAM.
3. NO OTHER JUSTIFICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR TURNING IN OR COMPLETING WORK AFTER THE DUE DATE.
4. IF THERE IS A TECHNICAL PROBLEM WITH BLACKBOARD WHICH AFFECTS ALL STUDENTS, SUCH AS THE SYSTEM NOT WORKING PROPERLY, THERE MAY BE AN EXTENSION OF THE AVAILABILITY OR DUE DATE FOR EXAMS AND STUDY GUIDE QUIZZES.
5. ALL STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR READING AND UNDERSTANDING THESE GUIDELINES.
6. ALL STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING A RELIABLE CONNECTION TO THE INTERNET FOR COMPLETING WORK IN THIS COURSE.
7. FAILURE TO COMPLETE AND EXAM OR STUDY GUIDE QUIZ BECAUSE OF A FAILED WIRELESS CONNECTION TO THE INTERNET IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE REASON FOR AN EXTENSION OF QUIZ OR EXAM AVAILABILITY.
|Course Grading Scale||
90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70 - 79 = C
60 - 69 = D
Below 59 = F
The above grade categories refer to approximate percentages of the total number of required points for the course, as explained in the section below describing the Determination of Final Grade
|Determination of Final Grade||
Your course letter grade will be based on an approximate percentage of 635 total possible points as follows:
Letter Grades Point Totals Approximate Percentages
A 571+ 90%+
B 508 - 570 80-89%
C 444 - 507 70-79%
D 381 - 443 60-69%
F 380 and below 59% and below
|Final Exam Date||December 7, 2015 - 12:00 AM|
WEEKLY READING AND REVIEW INSTRUCTIONS DURING THE SEMESTER
Week 1 Syllabus review; read and review ch 1 – Introduction; read and review ch 2 – research methods
Week 1 Read and review ch 2 – biological beginnings; read and review ch 3 – physical and cognitive development in infancy;
Week 2 Read and review ch 3 – physical and cognitive development in infancy;
Week 2 Read and review ch 4 – social and emotional development in infancy;
Week 2 Sgq 1 - ch 1,2,3,4; online); exam 1 online - ch 1,2,3,4;
read and review ch 5 – physical and cognitive development in early childhood;
Week 3 Read and review ch 6 – social and emotional development in early childhood; read and review ch 7 – physical and cognitive development in middle and late childhood;
Week 3 Read and review ch 7 – physical and cognitive development in middle and late childhood
Week 3 Read and review ch 8 – social and emotional development in middle and late childhood;
Week 4 Sgq 2 online- ch 5,6,7,8; exam 2 online- ch 5,6,7,8
Week 4 Read and review ch 9 – physical and cognitive development in adolescence;
Week 5 Read and review ch 10 – social and emotional development in adolescence;
Week 5 Read and review ch 11 - physical and cognitive development in early adulthood, 12 – social and emotional development in early adulthood
Week 6 Sgq 3online - ch 9,10,11,12 online; exam 3 online - ch 9,10,11,12;
Week 6 Read and review ch 13 – physical and cognitive development in middle adulthood; read and review ch 14 – social and emotional development in middle adulthood;
Week 7 Read and review ch 15 – physical and cognitive development in late adulthood; read and review ch 16 - social and emotional development in late adulthood, 17 – death, dying and grieving ;
Week 8 Read and review ch 17 – death, dying and grieving; sgq 4 online - ch 13,14,15,16,17; (final) exam 4 online – ch 13,14,15,16,17;
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
MAJOR ASSIGNMENT DUE DATES
WEEK 1 -OPTIONAL START HERE QUIZ – MON-FRI – OCT 19-23 ONLINE BONUS QUIZ
WEEK 1 - OPTIONAL COURSE PRETEST – MON-FRI OCT 19-21 – ONLINE BONUS QUIZ
Week 1 Module 1 SOAR Project WED OCT 21 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 1 Module 1 TED Project WED OCT 21 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 1 Calendar Plan Project FRI OCT 23 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 1 Humanitarian Project FRI OCT 23 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 1 Orientation Project FRI OCT 23 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 2 Special Assignment 1 TUE OCT 27 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 2 Regular Assignment 1 TUE OCT 27 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 2 A&P 1 Project FRI OCT 30 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 2 SGQ1/EXAM 1 WED-FRI , OCT 28-30 CHAPTERS 1,2,3,4
Week 3 Special RQA Assignment 2 MON NOV 02 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 3 Regular RQA Assignment 2 MON NOV 02 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 3 Email Project WED NOV 04 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 3 Module 2 SOAR Project WED NOV 04 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 3 Module 2 TED Project WED NOV 04 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 3 Discussion Board Project FRI NOV 06 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 4 Optional Syllabus Quiz MON-WED NOV 09-11
Week 4 Campus Pipeline Project WED NOV 11 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 4 SGQ 2/EXAM 2 , CHAPTERS 5,6,7,8 WED-FRI NOV 11-13
Week 5 Special RQA Assignment 3 MON NOV 16 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 5 Regular RQA Assignment 3 MON NOV 16 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 5 Course Evaluation Survey Bonus Begins MON NOV 16
Week 5 Holiday Story Project WED NOV 16 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 5 Module 3 SOAR Project WED NOV 18 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 5 Module 3 TED Project WED NOV 18 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 6 Extra Chapter Bonus FRI NOV 27 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 6 SGQ 3/EXAM 3 WED-FRI, NOV 25-27 ; CHAPTERS 9,10,11,12
Week 7 Regular RQA Assignment 4 MON NOV 30 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 7 Special RQA Assignment 4 MON NOV 30 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 7 Special RQA Assignment 5 MON NOV 30 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 7 Course Grade Calculation Project WED DEC 02 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 7 Module 4 SOAR Project WED DEC 02 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 7 Module 4 TED Project WED DEC 02 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 7 Course Evaluation Survey Project ENDS FRI DEC 04 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 7 Last Chance Bonus FRI DEC 04 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 7 General Narrative or RQA Project FRI DEC 04 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 8 Special SOAR Project MON DEC 07 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 8 SGQ 4/EXAM 4 MON-WED DEC 07-09; CHAPTERS 13,14,15,16,17
|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) 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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