PSYC-2314-73 - Lifespan Growth-Dev
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2016 Course Syllabus
PSYC-2314-73 - 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
*****INSERT SPRING 16-WEEK SESSION MCGRAW-HILL STUDY WEBSITE HERE WHEN AVAILABLE **
The Connect Plus Access website for this course is:
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||May 4, 2016 - 12:00 AM|
COURSE SCHEDULE AND MAJOR ASSIGNMENT DUE DATES
READING AND REVIEW INSTRUCTIONS
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 15 read and REVIEW ch 14; read and REVIEW ch 15;
Week 15 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;
MAJOR ASSIGNMENT DUE DATES – 16 WEEKS – ONLINE CLASS – PSYC 2314-73
Week 1 Course Pretest - MON-MON 1/18 THROUGH 1/25- ONLINE
Week 1 Start Here Quiz - Mon - MON – 1/18 THROUGH 1/25 - online
Week 2 Optional Orientation Project FRI 1/29 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 2 Optional Calendar Plan Project FRI 1/29 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 2 Optional Humanitarian Project FRI 1/29 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 3 A&P 1 Project WED 2/3 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 3 Required Special Assignment 1 WED 2/3 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 4 Required Regular RQA Assignment 1 Mon 2/8 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 4 Module 1 TED Talk Project WED 2/10 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 4 Module 1 SOAR Project WED 1/10 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 4 Required Quiz 1 WED-FRI 2/10 THROUGH 2/12- CHAPTERS 1,2,3,4 - ONLINE
Week 4 Required Exam 1 WED-FRI 2/10 THROUGH 2/12 CHAPTERS 1,2,3,4 - ONLINE
Week 5 Email Project MON 2/15 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 5 Optional Syllabus Quiz ONLINE MON – FRI 2/15 THROUGH 2/19
Week 5 Discussion Project WED 2/17 (USE WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 5 Required Special Assignment 2 WED 2/17 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 6 Module 2 TED Talk Project WED 2/17 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 6 Module 2 SOAR Project WED 2/17 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 7 Optional Campus Pipeline Project WED 3/2 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 8 Required Regular RQA Assignment 2 MON 3/7 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 8 Required Quiz 2 WED-FRI 3/9 THROUGH 3/11– CHAPTERS 5,6,7,8 - ONLINE
Week 8 Required Exam 2 WED-FRI 3/9 THROUGH 3/11- CHAPTERS 5,6,7,8 - ONLINE
Week 9 Optional Online Course Evaluation Project Begins Mon 3/21
Week 9 Optional Holiday Story Project WED 3/23 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 10 Required Special Assignment 3 WED 3/30 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 10 Required Regular RQA Assignment 3 WED 3/30 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 11 Extra Chapter Project MON 4/4 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 11 Module 3 TED Talk Project WED 4/6 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 11 Module 3 SOAR Project WED 4/6 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 12 Required Quiz 3 WED-FRI 4/6 THROUH 4/8 CHAPTERS 9,10,11,12 - ONLINE
Week 12 Required Exam 3 WED-FRI 4/6 THROUGH 4/8– CHAPTERS 9,10,11,12 - ONLINE
Week 13 ONLINE Course Evaluation Survey Ends Mon 4/18
Week 13 Last Chance Project MON 4/18 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 13 Required Special Assignment 4 WED 4/20 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 14 Required Regular RQA Assignment 4 MON 4/25 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 14 Required Special Assignment 5 MON 4/25 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 14 Module 4 TED Talk Project WED 4/27 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 14 Module 4 SOAR Project WED 4/27 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 15 Optional GN/RQA Project MON 5/2 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 15 Course Grade Calculation Project MON 5/2 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 15 Special SOAR Project MON 5/2 (USE EMAIL OR WRITE SUBMISSION BOX ONLY TO SUBMIT)
Week 15 Required Final Quiz 4 and Exam 4 MON-FRI MAY 4-6 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM; CHAPTERS 13,14,15,16,17
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||20160113211929|
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSYC 2314 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||
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)
|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.|
|Additional Information||* Dr. Percy Jordan, Chairperson, Mathematics and Science Department; 409-984-6335; INTA 131-133|
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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.
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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.|