Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: PSYC-2314- Section: 5C
Lifespan Growth and Development
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Instructor Information
Instructor Sonya Briscoe
E-mailbriscoesy@lamarpa.edu
Phone(409) 984-6330
Office
Location:Educational I - Room: 133
Hours:Adjunct - Student Conferences are available by appointment only. Please email to set up a time - briscoesy@lamarpa.edu
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
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 Competency in reading.
Learning Outcomes Course Student Learning Outcomes for PSYC 2314.
Upon completion of PSYC 2314, the student will be able to:

1. Consider human growth and development from three perspectives (biosocial, cognitive, psychosocial).

1. Define and identify key concepts in multiple areas of lifespan psychology including concepts, facts and theoretical perspectives.

2. Define and identify the basic research and evaluation methods used in lifespan psychology, including the strengths and weaknesses of each method.

3. Demonstrate knowledge of and explain concepts related to lifespan development.

4. Apply lifespan psychological concepts to the solutions of current issues and problems, such as, ethics, parenting, discipline, divorce, midlife crisis, dual-income families, aging and /or evaluation of presentation
Core Objectives * 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.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Textbooks 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.

Berger, K. S. (2020). The developing person through the life span (11th ed.). New York, NY: Worth Publishers.
ISBN-13: 978-1319191757 / ISBN-10: 1319191754
Lecture Topics
Outline
COURSE SCHEDULE (Pick up times will be as close to the date given as possible)

PART I: THE BEGINNING
Week 1 (Jan 18-24)
Reading: Course Introduction and Syllabus Review
Ch 1-The Science of Human Development
Ch 2-Theories

Week 2 (Jan 25-31)
Reading: Ch 3-The New Genetics
Ch 4-Prenatal Development and Birth

PART II: THE FIRST TWO YEARS
Week 3 (Feb 1-7)
Reading: Ch 5-The First Two Years: Biosocial Development
Ch 6-The first Two Years: Cognitive Development
Ch 7-The First Two Years: Psychosocial Development
EXAM 1(Ch1-7)

PART III: EARLY CHILDHOOD
Week 4 (Feb 8-14)
Reading: Ch 8-Early Childhood: Biosocial Development
Ch 9-Early Childhood: Cognitive Development
Discussion Essay 1 - Begin work (Reading/Research)

Week 5 (Feb 15-21)
Reading: Ch 10-Early Childhood: Psychosocial Development
Ch11-Middle Childhood: Biosocial Development

PART IV: MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
Week 6 (Feb 22-28)
Reading: Ch12-Middle Childhood: Cognitive Developme
Ch13-Middle Childhood: The Social World

Week 7 (Mar 1-7)
EXAM 2(Ch8-13)
Discussion Essay 1 Due

PART V: ADOLESCENCE
Week 8 (Mar 15-21)
Reading: Ch14-Adolescence: Biosocial Development
Ch15-Adolescence: Cognitive Development

Week 9 (Mar 22-28)
Reading: Ch16- Adolescence: The Social World
Discussion Essay 2 - Begin work (Reading/Research)

PART VI: EMERGING ADULTHOOD
Week 10 (Mar 29-Apr 4))
Reading: Ch17- Emerging Adulthood: Biosocial Development
Ch18- Emerging Adulthood: Cognitive Development

Week 11 (Apr 5-11)
Reading: Ch19- Emerging Adulthood: Psychosocial Development
EXAM 3(Ch14-19)

PART VII: ADULTHOOD
Week 12 (Apr 12-18)
Reading: Ch20- Adulthood: Biosocial Development
Ch21- Adulthood: Cognitive Development
Ch22-Adulthood: Psychosocial Development

PARTVIII: LATE ADULTHOOD
Week 13 (Apr 19-25)
Reading: Ch23-Late Adulthood: Biosocial Development
Ch24-Late Adulthood: Cognitive Development
Ch25-Late Adulthood: Psychosocial Development

Week 14 (Apr 26-May 2)
EXAM 4 (Ch 20-25)
Discussion Essay 2 Due


Major Assignments
Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (Pick up times will be as close to the date given as possible)

PART I: THE BEGINNING
Week 1 (Jan 18-24)
Reading: Course Introduction and Syllabus Review
Ch 1-The Science of Human Development
Ch 2-Theories

Week 2 (Jan 25-31)
Reading: Ch 3-The New Genetics
Ch 4-Prenatal Development and Birth

PART II: THE FIRST TWO YEARS
Week 3 (Feb 1-7)
Reading: Ch 5-The First Two Years: Biosocial Development
Ch 6-The first Two Years: Cognitive Development
Ch 7-The First Two Years: Psychosocial Development
EXAM 1(Ch1-7)

PART III: EARLY CHILDHOOD
Week 4 (Feb 8-14)
Reading: Ch 8-Early Childhood: Biosocial Development
Ch 9-Early Childhood: Cognitive Development
Discussion Essay 1 - Begin work (Reading/Research)

Week 5 (Feb 15-21)
Reading: Ch 10-Early Childhood: Psychosocial Development
Ch11-Middle Childhood: Biosocial Development

PART IV: MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
Week 6 (Feb 22-28)
Reading: Ch12-Middle Childhood: Cognitive Developme
Ch13-Middle Childhood: The Social World

Week 7 (Mar 1-7)
EXAM 2(Ch8-13)
Discussion Essay 1 Due

PART V: ADOLESCENCE
Week 8 (Mar 15-21)
Reading: Ch14-Adolescence: Biosocial Development
Ch15-Adolescence: Cognitive Development

Week 9 (Mar 22-28)
Reading: Ch16- Adolescence: The Social World
Discussion Essay 2 - Begin work (Reading/Research)

PART VI: EMERGING ADULTHOOD
Week 10 (Mar 29-Apr 4))
Reading: Ch17- Emerging Adulthood: Biosocial Development
Ch18- Emerging Adulthood: Cognitive Development

Week 11 (Apr 5-11)
Reading: Ch19- Emerging Adulthood: Psychosocial Development
EXAM 3(Ch14-19)

PART VII: ADULTHOOD
Week 12 (Apr 12-18)
Reading: Ch20- Adulthood: Biosocial Development
Ch21- Adulthood: Cognitive Development
Ch22-Adulthood: Psychosocial Development

PARTVIII: LATE ADULTHOOD
Week 13 (Apr 19-25)
Reading: Ch23-Late Adulthood: Biosocial Development
Ch24-Late Adulthood: Cognitive Development
Ch25-Late Adulthood: Psychosocial Development

Week 14 (Apr 26-May 2)
EXAM 4 (Ch 20-25)
Discussion Essay 2 Due

Final Exam Date May 2, 2021 - 2:0 PM   Through  May 3, 2021 - :
Grading Scale 900 - 1000 = A 800 - 899 = B 700 - 799 = C 600 - 699 = D 590 below = F
Determination of
Final Grade
The final course grade will be based on total points accumulated (not percentage) from
exams (60%), essay & discussion (40%),

Exams: 4 @ 150pts = 600
Discussions/Essay: 2 @ 200 = 400

Total Possible Points - 1000

An objective multiple-choice and true/false format will be used on all exams. There will be essay questions on all exams.

Extra Credit: There are extra credit opportunities on each exam take advantage of them.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies     You are responsible for all materials (including textbooks, computer, and the technology) required for coursework.
    Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.
    No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.
    Silence your cell phones for the duration of class.
    Electronic devices - (cell phones, laptops, the internet) may be used only as part of classroom activities.
    Unrelated use of electronic devices (talking/texting/scrolling/social media) during class is a distraction for you, your classmates and your instructor. Having to address such wastes valuable time. Problematic behavior may result in you being asked to exit the classroom.
    Respectful behavior: Be respectful of instructors, fellow students and the academic environment. Instructors have NO obligation to tolerate disruptive behaviors of any kind. This includes excessive/disruptive talking. Problematic behavior may result in you being asked to exit the classroom and/or dismissal from the course.
    Sleeping in class: Please be aware that attendance requires not just your presence but your attention. If you sleep in class you will be asked to leave and counted absent for the day. NOTE: In accordance with the attendance policy, five (5) absences can result in administrative removal from the course.

    Please be mindful of students with disabilities: Some may be visible and others may not. Most of us are extremely considerate of disabilities we recognize, but less aware and thus less sensitive to those we cannot see. Invisible disabilities may include such conditions as (ADHD, asthmas, allergies, chronic pain, hearing impairments, migraines, seizures, vision impairments, and many more). Something as simple as body sprays and fragrances may affect/trigger asthma or migraines. Lighting or excessive noise can become problems for those with hearing disorders or epilepsy. Let us all keep these things in mind, and BE CONSIDERATE OF THE NEEDS OF THOSE AROUND US.
Attendance Policy Absences, Tardiness, and Make-ups

Attendance and punctuality are expected:
Five (5) absences can result in administrative removal from the course.
Two (2) tardies equal an absence.

Your preparation and participation are expected:
Please be aware that attendance requires not just your presence but your attention. If you sleep in class you will be asked to leave and counted absent for the day. If you are disruptive in my class you will be asked to leave and counted absent for the day.

In accordance with the attendance policy, five (5) absences can result in administrative removal from the course.

NOTE REGARDING MAKEUP WORK:
The privilege of making up an assignment (including exams) should not be assumed. If possible, make arrangements in advance, for known scheduling problems/conflict. If you miss an exam or assignment because of an excused absence that was not prearranged, speak to the instructor as soon as possible regarding the missed work.


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.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Department
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
E-mail:davisml1@lamarpa.edu
Phone:(409) 984-6341

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