Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: PSYC-2314- Section: 72
Lifespan Growth and Development
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|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.|
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||
PSYC 2314 PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Associate of Arts
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.
Essentials of Life-Span Development; 6th Edition; John Santrock;
ISBN10: 1260054306; ISBN13: 9781260054309; McGraw-Hill Publishing; 2020
There are several versions of this textbook. The campus bookstore is selling a looseleaf version which requires a 3-ring binder for around $100.00. You can also rent the textbook for a less expensive option. The important thing is to have access to the 6th edition. There is also a ebook option for accessing the content of the required textbook. The ISBN for the ebook format and access to the ebook is 9781260918755.
Required assignment, quiz and exam content will come from this textbook.
READING AND REVIEW GUIDELINES PSYC 2314 READING GUIDE OUTLINE
Week 1 syllabus review; read and review ch 1; introduction to development
Week 1 read and review ch 1 introduction to development; read and review ch 2 biological beginnings;
Week 1 read and review ch 2 biological beginnings; read and review ch 3 physical and cognitive development-infancy;
Week 2 read and review ch 3 physical and cognitive development - infancy;
Week 2 read and review ch 4 socioemotional development - infancy; read and review ch 5 physical and cognitive development-preschool;
Week 3 read and review ch 5 physical and cognitive development - preschool; read and discuss ch 6 social and emotional development - preschool;
Week 4 read and review ch 6 socioemotional development - preschool; read and review ch 7 physical and cognitive development - elementary school;
Week 5 read and review ch 7 physical and cognitive development - preschool
Week 6 read and review ch 7 physical and cognitive development - elementary school; read and review ch 8 socioemotional development elementary school;
Week 7 read and review ch 9 physical and cognitive development - adolescence;
Week 8 read and review ch 9 physical and cognitive development - adolescence; read and review ch 10 socioemotional development - adolescence;
Week 9 read and review ch 10 socioemotional development - adolescence; read and review ch 11 physical and cognitive development early adulthood;
Week 9 read and review ch 11 physical and cognitive development early adulthood;
Week 10 Read and review ch 12 socioemotional development - early adulthood; read and review ch 13 physical and cognitive development - middle adulthood;
Week 11 read and review 13 physical and cognitive development - middle adulthood;
Week 11 read and review ch 13 physical and cognitive development - middle adulthood; read and review ch 14 socioemotional development - middle adulthood;
Week 12 read and review ch 14 socioemotional development - middle adulthood; read and review ch 15 physical and cognitive development - late adulthood;
Week 12 read and review ch 15 physical and cognitive development - late adulthood; read and review ch 16 socioemotional development - late adulthood
Week 13 Read and review ch 16 socioemotional development - late adulthood; read and review ch 17 death, dying and grieving
PSYC 2314 DUE DATES FALL 2020
TENTATIVE MAJOR ASSIGNMENT DUE DATES 16 WEEKS CLASS PSYC 2314
MODULE 1 PSYC 2314
WEEK 1 BONUS Course Pretest ONLINE FRI SEP 11
WEEK 1 Optional BONUS Start Here Bonus Quiz ONLINE ; FRI SEP 11
WEEK 1 Required Attendance Assignments 1 and 2 (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT) FRI SEP 11
WEEK 1 Required Regular Assignment 1 (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) - FRI SEP 11
WEEK 1 Required Special Assignment 1 (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) FRI SEP 11
WEEK 2 Required Quiz 1 - CHAPTERS 1,2,3,4 WED-FRI SEP 16-18
WEEK 2 Required Exam 1 - CHAPTERS 1,2, 3,4; WED-FRI SEP 16-18
WEEK 3 Required Module 1 TED Talk Assignment (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) WED SEP 23
WEEK 3 Required Module 1 SOAR Assignment (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) WED SEP 23
MODULE 2 PSYC 2314
WEEK 3 Optional BONUS COURSE TREASURE HUNT SYLLABUS Quiz ONLINE MON-FRI; SEP 21-25
WEEK 3 Required Regular Assignment 2 (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) WED SEP 23
WEEK 3 Required Special Assignment 2 (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) WED SEP 23
WEEK 3 Required Draft 1 Psychology Core Assignment (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT) FRI SEP 25
WEEK 4 REQUIRED Module 2 TED Assignment (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) WED SEP 30
WEEK 4 Required Module 2 SOAR Assignment (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) WED SEP 30
WEEK 4 Required Attendance Assignments 3 and 4 (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT) FRI OCT 2
WEEK 5 Required Draft 2 Psychology Core Assignment Poster (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT) FRI OCT 9
WEEK 6 Optional Practice (NO EFFECT ON GRADE) Combined Grade Calculation Assignment THU OCT 15
WEEK 6 Required Quiz 2 CHAPTERS 5,6,7,8; WED-FRI 12:00 AM-11:59 PM - OCT 14-16
WEEK 6 Required Exam 2 - CHAPTERS 5,6,7,8; WED-FRI ;12:00-11:59 PM - . OCT 14-16
MODULE 3 PSYC 2314
WEEK 7 Optional Online Course Evaluation Survey Begins MON OCT 19
WEEK 7 Optional BONUS Combined Orientation ASSIGNMENT (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) THU OCT 22
WEEK 8 Required Regular Assignment 3 (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) WED OCT 28
WEEK 8 Required Special Assignment 3 (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) WED OCT 28
WEEK 8 Required Attendance Assignments 5 and 6 (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT) FRI
WEEK 8 Required Draft 3 Psychology Core Assignment (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT) FRI OCT 30
WEEK 9 Required Module 3 TED Talk Assignment (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) WED NOV 4
WEEK 9 Required Module 3 SOAR Assignment (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) WED NOV 4
WEEK 10 Required Study Guide Quiz 3 CHAPTERS 9,10,11,12; WED-FRI ; 12:00 AM-11:59 PM NOV 11-13
WEEK 10 Required Exam 3 CHAPTERS 9,10,11,12; WED - FRI; 12:00 AM-11:59 PM NOV 11-13
MODULE 4 PSYC 2314
WEEK 11 Optional ONLINE Course Evaluation Survey Ends FRI NOV 20
WEEK 11 Required Combined Special Assignment 4 (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) WED NOV 18
WEEK 11 Required Regular Assignment 4 (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) WED NOV 18
WEEK 11 Required Combined Grade Calculation Assignment (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) WED NOV 18
WEEK 12 Required Combined Module 4 TED Talk ASSIGNMENT (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) WED 25
WEEK 12 Required Combined Module 4 SOAR ASSIGNMENT (USE ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE ONLY TO SUBMIT) WED NOV 25
WEEK 13 OPTIONAL BONUS CORE ASSIGNMENT DIRECTIONS (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT) FRI NOV 27
WEEK 13 Required Attendance Assignment 7 (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT MON NOV 30
WEEK 13 Required Final Version Psychology Core Assignment (ATTACH FILE TO SUBMISSION PAGE TO SUBMIT) MON NOV 30
WEEK 13 REQUIRED FINAL QUIZ 4; Chapters 13,14,15,16,17; WED-FRI ; 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM DEC 2-4
WEEK 13 REQUIRED FINAL EXAM 4; Chapters 13,14,15,16,17; WED-FRI 12:00-11:59 PM DEC 2-4
|Final Exam Date||December 2, 2020 - 12:00 AM Through December 4, 2020 - 11:00 PM|
GRADING POLICY: Your final course letter grade will be based on an approximate percentage of 1000 total required points as follows:
Letter Grades 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 below 59% and below
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 COURSE GRADE.
REQUIRED COURSE ACTIVITIES CONTRIBUTING FINAL GRADE
*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
*Four Required Special RQA Assignments 5% 50 points
*One Required Combined Grade Calculation Assignments 2 % 20 points
*Seven Required Attendance Assignments 7% 70 points
*Four Required TED Talk Assignments 5% 50 points
*Four Required SOAR Assignments 5% 50 points
TOTAL 100% 1000 POINTS
There will also be opportunities for completing extra credit activities.
INSTRUCTOR COURSE POLICIES
*You will be answering exam questions online using your Blackboard course website.
*I will not discuss grades over the phone. If you want to discuss your grades, you should send an email request for this information.
OTHER INSTRUCTOR POLICIES
A. STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE ALL ASSIGNMENTS, QUIZZES AND EXAMS BY 11:00 PM ON THE DUE DATES FOR THOSE ACTIVITIES
1. There are activities in this course which require using the Blackboard website for the course.
2. You will be completing exams and quizzes online using the Blackboard course website.
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 will receive an automatic score of 1 point. Exceptions to this policy will be handled at the instructor's discretion. All late work requires including a late submission approval statement. Wording for this statement is available from the instructor.
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 all 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 student's first and last names, course name (PSYC), course number, course section number and date the work was completed.
11. No drinks are officially allowed in college classrooms. Discuss exceptions with instructor.
12. Attendance or participation in class activity is expected daily and on time.
13. The instructor expects that students will display mature behavior in all course 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. ALL DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED FOR CREDIT MUST USE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING FILE FORMATS: DOC, DOCX, TXT OR RTF.
15. Students should spend a minimum of 3-6 hours per week on this course's assignments and activities.
16. Instructor will not tolerate plagiarism in this class. Any assignment submitted that contains plagiarism will earn an automatic zero. Further action may be taken as determined by the instructor.
17. Each assignment and project in this class has a due date and due time; late assignments will receive an automatic score of 1 point. Discuss exceptions to this policy with the instructor.
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 should request this information 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.
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.
E3. LATE WORK APPROVAL POLICIES ELABORATION
E3A. REQUIRED: LATE WORK MUST INCLUDE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE DOCUMENT A LATE SUBMISSION APPROVAL STATEMENT APPROVED BY THE INSTRUCTOR. WORDING OF LATE SUBMISSION STATE IS AVAILABLE FROM INSTRUCTOR PENDING ACTUAL APPROVAL OF LATE SUBMISSION.
E3B. LATE WORK APPROVAL APPLIES ONLY TO REQUIRED WORK AND DOES NOT APPLY TO BONUS OR EXTRA CREDIT WORK.
ADDITION TO INSTRUCTOR POLICIES
Add 1. Policy for re-submitting documents in your psychology course:
a. Instructor will accept resubmitted documents if the originally submitted document did not display in Blackboard.
There will be no late penalty for this type of resubmission as long as student discusses the re-submission with the instructor and includes a late submission statement approval at the beginning of the document.
Example of a document that will not display in Blackboard would be one saved in a pages file format, which is the default file format used by Apple devices, such as Mac Books and IPads and tablets.
b. Instructor will not accept a resubmission if the document displayed in Blackboard and the instructor submitted a grade with deficiencies noted, based on the published instructions for the individual document listed on the document listing and individual submission screens in Blackboard.
c. Instructor will accept a resubmission if the instructor deducted points for deficiencies NOT listed in the published instructions. In this situation, student may submit a corrected document that includes corrections for deficiencies that were NOT included in the published instructions.
Instructor policy on accepting documents is as follows:
1.If a document does not display in Blackboard when submitted, students may send the document as an email attachment so I can read and grade the document.
2. If a document does display in Blackboard, the instructor will grade the document accordingly.
3. Submitting a document early in Blackboard that the instructor can open and read does not give students the opportunity to submit a corrected version of the same document at a later time.
4. The instructor created the psychology CORE ASSIGNMENT to be submitted as a series of 3 drafts and a final version so that section errors in the drafts can be corrected in the final version, based on feedback given on the earlier drafts.
5. If a document does not have a draft version, documents submitted and graded by the instructor retain the grades the instructor assigns to them.
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 WORK: Students who do not complete course work because of official college activities may make-up some of those assignment. Student should obtain verification by means of a written message from a college official or sponsor before instructor will accept makeup work.
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There are activities in this course which require using the Blackboard website for the course.
You will be completing exams and quizzes ONLINE and recording your responses in the answer spaces on an online test space.
*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
** All documents submitted as course assignments must be saved in Microsoft Office Word file format (docx).
**All assignments submitted in the (pages) file format common to Apple devices will receive an automatic score of zero (0) as the instructor cannot open or read these documents.
**Social distancing (at least 6 feet apart) is required for all in-person office visits.
**Facial coverings or masks are required for all in-person office visits.
**Students may schedule live synchronous office visits using the Collaborate Ultra Blackboard application.
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