Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: PSYC-2314- Section: 01
Lifespan Growth and Development
|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.|
|Prerequisites||TSI Complete in Reading|
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.
* 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.
* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: NONE
There is no required textbook for this course for the current semester. Required Quiz and Required Exam question content will come from course lecture notes. These lecture notes can be accessed using the following link:
The following textbook may be used an optional reference:
Essentials of Lifespan Development, 3E; John W. Santrock; 2013; McGraw-Hill; ISBN FOR TEXTBOOK ALONE:978-007-803-5425
LECTURE, READING AND REVIEW SCHEDULE
Week 1 syllabus review; read and REVIEW ch 1; introduction to development
Week 2 read and REVIEW ch 1; read and REVIEW ch 2;
Week 3 read and REVIEW ch 2; read and REVIEW ch 3;
Week 4 read and discuss ch 3;
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; turn in Required Special Assignment 3;
Week 6 read and REVIEW ch 6; read and REVIEW ch 7;
Week 7 read and REVIEW ch 7
Week 8 read and REVIEW ch 7; sgq2 ; ch 5,6,7; exam 2 ; ch 5,6,7 plus ch 8 bonus; read and REVIEW ch 9;
Week 9 read and REVIEW ch 9
Week 10 read and REVIEW ch 9; read and REVIEW ch 10;
Week 11 read and REVIEW ch 10; read and REVIEW ch 11;
Week 12 read and REVIEW ch 11;
Week 12 sgq3 ; ch 9,10,11; exam 3 ; ch 9,10,11 plus ch 12 bonus; read and REVIEW ch 13;
Week 13 read and REVIEW 13
Week 14 read and REVIEW ch 13; read and REVIEW ch 14
Week 14 read and REVIEW ch 14; read and REVIEW ch 15;
Week 14 read and REVIEW ch 15; sgq 4 ; ch 13,14,15;
Week 15 (final)exam 4 ; ch 13, 14,15 plus ch 16 and ch 17 bonus;
PSYC 2314 ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE WITH DUE DATES
MAJOR ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE WITH DUE DATES
MODULE 1 PSYC 2314
Week 2 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 1 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) SEP 5
Week 3 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 2 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) SEP 10
Week 3 REQUIRED Regular RQA Assignment 1 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) SEP 12
Week 3 REQUIRED Special RQA Assignment 1 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) SEP 12
Week 3 REQUIRED Draft 1 Psychology Common Assignment - FRI SEP 14
Week 4 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 3 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) SEP 17
Week 4 REQUIRED TED Talk Assignment 1 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) SEP 19
Week 4 REQUIRED SOAR Assignment 1 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) SEP 19
Week 4 REQUIRED Quiz 1 TUE - - CHAPTERS 1,2,3,4 SEP 18
Week 4 REQUIRED Exam 1 THU CHAPTERS 1,2,3,4 SEP 20
MODULE 2 PSYC 2314
Week 5 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 4 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) SEP 24
Week 5 REQUIRED Regular RQA Assignment 2 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) SEP 26
Week 5 REQUIRED Special RQA Assignment 2 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) SEP 26
Week 6 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 5 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 1
Week 6 REQUIRED TED Talk Assignment 2 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 3
Week 6 REQUIRED SOAR Assignment 2 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 3
Week 6 REQUIRED Draft 2 Psychology Common Assignment - FRI OCT 5
Week 7 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 6 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 8
Week 7 REQUIRED Course Grade Calculation Assignment MON (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 8
Week 7 REQUIRED Overall Grade Point Average Calculation Assignment MON (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 8
Week 8 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 7 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 15
Week 8 REQUIRED Quiz 2 MON- CHAPTERS 5,6,7,8 - OCT 15
Week 8 REQUIRED Exam 2 - WED- CHAPTERS 5,6,7,8 - OCT 17
MODULE 3 PSYC 2314
Week 9 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 8 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 22
Week 9 REQUIRED Draft 3 Psychology Common Assignment - FRI OCT 26
Week 10 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 9 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 29
Week 10 REQUIRED Regular RQA Assignment 3 WED (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 31
Week 10 REQUIRED Special RQA Assignment 3 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 31
Week 10 REQUIRED TED Talk Assignment 3 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 31
Week 10 REQUIRED SOAR Assignment 3 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) OCT 31
Week 11 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 10 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) NOV 5
Week 12 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 11 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) NOV 12
Week 12 REQUIRED Study Guide Quiz 3 TUE - CHAPTERS -9,10,11,12 - NOV 13
Week 12 REQUIRED Exam 3 THU CHAPTERS 9,10,11,12 - NOV 15
Week 12 REQUIRED Final Version Psychology Common Assignment - FRI NOV 16
MODULE 4 PSYC 2314
Week 13 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 12 MON (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) NOV 19
Week 13 REQUIRED Regular RQA Assignment 4 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) NOV 21
Week 13 REQUIRED Special RQA Assignment 4 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) NOV 21
Week 14 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 13 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) NOV 26
Week 14 REQUIRED Special RQA Assignment 5 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) NOV 26
Week 14 REQUIRED TED Talk Assignment 4 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) NOV 28
Week 14 REQUIRED TED Talk Assignment 5 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) NOV 28
Week 14 REQUIRED SOAR Assignment 4 WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) NOV 28
Week 14 REQUIRED SOAR Assignment 5; WED (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY) NOV 28
Week 15 REQUIRED Attendance Assignment 14 MON (ATTACH FILE TO SPECIFIC SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY) DEC 3
WEEK 16 REQUIRED FINAL QUIZ 4 IN CLASS CHAPTERS 13,14,15,16,17 TUE - DEC 11 - 8:00-10:30 AM
WEEK 16 REQUIRED EXAM 4; IN CLASS CHAPTERS 13,14,15,16,17 - TUE - DEC 11 - 8:00-10:30 PM
|Final Exam Date||December 11, 2018 - 8:00 AM Through December 11, 2018 - 10:00 AM|
Your course letter grade will be based on an approximate percentage of 1000 total required points as follows:
Letter Grade Point Totals Approximate Percentages
A 900-1000 90%+
B 800-899 80-89%
C 700-799 70-79%
D 600-699 60-69%
F 599 and fewer 59% and less
Determination of final grade
Final grades will be calculated according to the following criteria:
Four required quizzes and four required exams 50% 500 points
Required Psychology Common Assignment Poster 16% 160 points
Four Required Regular RQA Assignments 10% 100 points
Five Required Special RQA Assignments 5% 50 points
Two Required Grade Calculation Assignments 2 % 20 points
Fourteen Required Attendance Assignments 7% 70 points
Five Required TED Talk Assignments 5% 50 points
Five Required SOAR Assignments 5% 50 points
TOTAL 100% 1000 POINTS
There will also be opportunities for completing extra credit activities.
*You will be answering exam questions on a scannable answer sheet in class. Example answer sheets include Scantron Form 882 or 883. Form 883 is recommended for reporting exam responses because a larger short answer response area is provided on the back of that form.
*I will not discuss grades over the phone. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office in person or send an email request.
OTHER INSTRUCTOR POLICIES
1. There are activities in this course which require using the Blackboard website for the course.
2. You will be completing exams and quizzes in class and recording your responses on scannable answer sheets such as Scantron 882 and 883.
3. If you have a complaint about this course which you cannot resolve through discussion with the instructor, please get in touch with:
* Michelle Davis, Chairperson,
Department of General Education and Developmental Studies
4. All exam, quiz, assignment and project scores will be used in calculating your course grade. No course activity scores or grades will be dropped with the exception of practice activities which will not be included in calculating your final course grade.
5. Late work is not accepted.
6. All work turned in for credit must be typed using correct grammar and spelling, using complete sentences.
7. Work not following directions provided for each assignment will not be graded and will receive a zero.
8. This course will require turning in some work using the Blackboard course website
9. Plagiarism, written or oral, will result minimally in failure of the assignment (1st offense) and failure of the course (2nd offense).
10. All work turned in for credit must include a complete heading, including studentís first and last names, course name (PSYC), course number, course section number and date the work was completed.
11. Any drink brought to an in person classroom must be in a container with a lid. Student must clean up liquid spillage immediately and realize future drink privileges may be restricted or removed..
12. Attendance or participation in class activity is expected daily and on time.
13. The instructor expects that students will display mature behavior in the classroom and in online activities. This includes being responsible for your actions and treating your classmates, instructor and yourself with respect at all times. Failure to do so may result in your removal from the classroom or the course.
14. The use of technology in class is prohibited without Instructor consent.
15. Students should spend a minimum of 3-6 hours a week on this courseís assignments.
16. Plagiarism in this class will not be tolerated. Any assignment submitted that contains plagiarism will earn an automatic zero. Further action may be taken as determined by the instructor.
17. Each assignment in this class has a due date and due time; late assignments will not be accepted.
18. Consult with instructor for Additional Course Policies.
19. I will not discuss your grades over the phone. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person or request by email.
20. The instructor will deal with non-compliance of items 1-19 and other situations which may arise on a case by case basis.
21. Students may expect written assignments and projects to be graded within 24 hours after the due date for each assignment or project.
Additional instructor course policies
E1. Any document submitted late must include a late permission statement discussed with the instructor before submission. Late permission statement must contain the words: "Permission to submit this assignment or project late has been extended by the instructor."
E2. The following materials are officially PROHIBITED in the classroom meetings for this course: food, drink, and tobacco. This policy agrees with official college 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.
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 SOME WORK IN THIS COURSE.
|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.|
|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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
|MyLamarPA||Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLamarPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). 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.|
Online Course Activity Requirements
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Online Course Requirements
A functional high speed broadband Internet connection, such as DSL, cable, or WiFi is necessary to maximize the use of the online technology and resources.
Sep 3 - Labor Day Holiday
Oct 1 - Final day to drop or withdraw from classes without academic penalty
Nov 21 - Final day to drop or withdraw from classes with academic penalty
Nov 22-23 - Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 6 - Final exams for day classes begin
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|