PSYC-2314-30 - Lifespan Growth-Dev
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Summer I 2015 Course Syllabus
PSYC-2314-30 - Lifespan Growth-Dev
|Semester||Summer I 2015|
|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.|
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|Attendance 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.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|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||July 24, 2015 - 12:00 AM|
Major Lecture and Discussion Topics with Quiz and Exam Weeks WEEK # MODULE 1
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; read and review ch 16
– treating psychological disorders
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 - 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 - ch 5,6,7,8; exam 2- 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 3 - ch 9,10,11,12 online; exam 3 - ch 9,10,11,12 online;
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 - ch
13,14,15,16,17; (final) exam 4 – ch 13,14,15,16,17;
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
1 BONUS COURSE PRETEST BEGINS THU JUN 4
1 START HERE QUIZ BONUS ACTIVITY BEGINS THU JUN 4
1 Orientation Project FRI JUN 5
1 Calendar Plan Project FRI JUN 5
1 Humanitarian Project FRI JUN 5
2 REQUIRED Special Assignment 1 MON JUN 8
2 BONUS START HERE QUIZ BEGINS MON JUN 8
2 REQUIRED Regular Assignment #1 TUE JUN 9
2 TED 1 PROJECT THU JUN 11
2 SOAR 1 PROJECT THU JUN 11
2 A&P #1 Project FRI JUN 12
2 EMAIL PROJECT FRI JUN 12
2 DISCUSSION BOARD PROJECT FRI JUN 12
2 START HERE QUIZ BONUS ENDS FRI JUN 12
2 BONUS START HERE QUIZ ENDS FRI JUN 12
2 REQUIRED SGQ1/EXAM 1 WED-FRI, JUN 10-12,CHAPTERS 1,2,15,16
3 SYLLABUS BONUS QUIZ BEGINS MON JUN 15
3 CAMPUS PIPELINE PROJECT TUE JUN 16
3 HOLIDAY STORY PROJECT WED JUN 17
3 EXTRA CHAPTER PROJECT THU JUN 18
3 LAST CHANCE PROJECT FRI JUN 19
4 REQUIRED SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT 2 MON JUN 22
4 REQUIRED Regular Assignment 2 MON JUN 22
4 TED 2 PROJECT THU JUN 25
4 SOAR 2 PROJECT THU JUN 25
4 REQUIRED SGQ 2/EXAM 2 WED-FRI, JUN 24-26 , CHAPTERS 6,7,10
5 General Narrative or RQA Project MON JUN 29
5 COURSE EVALUATION SURVEY BONUS BEGINS MON JUN 29
5 COURSE GRADE CALCULATION PROJECT TUE JUN 30
6 REQUIRED Special Assignment 3 MON JULY 6
6 REQUIRED Regular Assignment 3 TUE JULY 7
6 TED 3 THU JUL 9
6 SOAR 3 THU JUL 9
6 REQUIRED SGQ 3/EXAM 3 WED-FRI, JULY 8-10; CHAPTERS 11,13,14
7 REQUIRED SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT 4 MON JULY 13
7 REQUIRED SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT 5 MON JUL 13
7 REQUIRED REGULAR ASSIGNMENT 4 TUE JUL 14
7 SPECIAL SOAR PROJECT THU JUL 16
7 TED 4 FRI JULY 17
7 SOAR 4 FRI JULY 17
8 COURSE EVALUATION SURVEY BONUS ENDS MON JULY 20
8 REQUIRED SGQ 4/EXAM 4 WED-FRI,JUL 22-24; CHAPTERS 5,9,17
|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.
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