PSYC-2314-71 - Lifespan Growth-Dev
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Summer I 2018 Course Syllabus
PSYC-2314-71 - Lifespan Growth-Dev
|Semester||Summer I 2018|
|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.|
There are no required textbooks for this course. Course lecture notes for required quiz and exam question content will be available. Course lecture notes are available using a link in the Blackboard view of your course. You must have access to the following Microsoft Office applications to view the course lecture notes: Word and PowerPoint.
If you do not have access to Microsoft Office applications, you can gain access by going to the following webpage:
NOTE ALTERNATIVE LINK TO COURSE LECTURE NOTES:
Recommended supplementary review material can be found in the McGraw-Hill Connect website for this course. Link for this website below:
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED AND OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTARY TEXTBOOK CONTENT:
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
There is a reference copy of this recommended textbook in the campus library.
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
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|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Your course letter grade will be based on an approximate percentage of 640 total possible points as follows:
Letter Grades Point Totals Approximate Percentages
A 576+ 90%+
B 512 - 575 80-89%
C 448 - 511 70-79%
D 384 - 447 60-69%
F 383 and below 59% and below
HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR GRADE AT ANY TIME DURING THE SEMESTER
1. Add all of the points you have earned as of today's date, excluding any points from practice activities.
2. Request current required total course points from instructor.
3. Divide your total points by the total number of required points as of today's date.
4. For your final semester grade divide your current total by 615 or use the grade chart on page one of this syllabus.
CALENDAR OF TOTAL COURSE REQUIRED POINTS
MON WEEK 2 JUN 11 30
FRI WEEK 2 JUN 15 155
MON WEEK 4 JUN 25 185
FRI WEEK 4 JUN 29 310
MON WEEK 6 JUL 9 345
FRI WEEK 6 JUL 13 470
MON WEEK 7 JUL 16 515
WED WEEK 8 JUL 25 640
HOW TO USE THE CHART OF REQUIRED POINTS
1. On any day of the course, divide your total course points by the total required points according to the chart to find your approximate course grade.
2. For example, if Student AB has 300 total course points on Monday Jul 11, the approximate course grade on that date for Student AB would be 300/320 = approximately 93 % or an A.
3. Another example shows if Student XY has 300 total course points on Friday Jul 15, the approximate course grade for Student XY would be 300/465 = approximately 64% or a D .
4. NOTE - WHEN YOU ARE ESTIMATING YOUR GRADE IN THIS COURSE, BE SURE TO USE THE ABOVE CHART INSTEAD OF ANY INFORMATION LISTED IN YOUR BLACKBOARD GRADE LISTING, WHICH MAY BE MISLEADING.
5. Calculation of final grade: If, on Wed Jul 25, student XY has a total of 500 course points, the final grade for this student would be 500/640 = 78% or C.
|Final Exam Date||July 20, 2018 - 12:00 AM Through July 24, 2018 - 11:00 PM|
Major Lecture and Discussion Topics with Quiz and Exam Weeks
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;
REQUIRED ASSIGNMENTS AND OPTIONAL PROJECTS FOR THIS COURSE - YOU CAN ACCESS INSTRUCTIONS FOR THESE PROJECTS AND ASSIGNMENTS IN THE BLACKBOARD WEBSITE FOR THE COURSE BEGINNING ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE SEMESTER.
1 BONUS COURSE PRETEST THU WEEK 1-FRI WEEK 2
1 START HERE QUIZ BONUS QUIZ THU WEEK 1- FRI WEEK 2
1 Orientation Project FRI WEEK 1 JUN 8
1 Calendar Plan Project FRI WEEK 1 JUN 8
1 Humanitarian Project FRI WEEK 1 JUN 8
2 REQUIRED Special RQA Assignment 1 MON WEEK 2 JUN 11
2 REQUIRED Regular RQA Assignment 1 MON WEEK 2 JUN 11
2 TED 1 PROJECT THU WEEK 2 JUN 14
2 SOAR 1 PROJECT THU WEEK 2 JUN 14
2 A&P 1 Project FRI WEEK 2 JUN 15
2 START HERE QUIZ BONUS ENDS TODAY FRI WEEK 2 JUN 15
2 BONUS START HERE QUIZ ENDS TODAY FRI WEEK 2 JUN 15
2 REQUIRED SGQ1/EXAM 1 WED-FRI, WEEK 2,CHAPTERS 1,2,3,4 JUN 13-15
3 EMAIL PROJECT MON WEEK 3 JUN 18
3 DISCUSSION BOARD PROJECT MON WEEK 3 JUN 18
3 COURSE TREASURE HUNT BONUS QUIZ MON -FRI WEEK 3 JUN 18-22
3 CAMPUS PIPELINE PROJECT TUE WEEK 3 JUN 19
3 HOLIDAY STORY PROJECT WED WEEK 3 JUN 20
3 EXTRA CHAPTER PROJECT THU WEEK 3 JUN 21
3 LAST CHANCE PROJECT FRI WEEK 3 JUN 22
4 REQUIRED SPECIAL RQA ASSIGNMENT 2 MON WEEK 4 JUN 25
4 REQUIRED Regular RQA Assignment 2 MON WEEK 4 JUN 25
4 TED 2 PROJECT THU WEEK 4 JUN 28
4 SOAR 2 PROJECT THU WEEK 4 JUN 28
4 REQUIRED SGQ 2/EXAM 2 WED-FRI, WEEK 4,CHAPTERS 5,6,7,8 JUN 27-29
5 General Narrative or RQA Project MON WEEK 5 JUL 2
5 COURSE EVALUATION SURVEY BONUS MON -MON WEEK 5-8 JUL 2-23
5 REQUIRED COURSE GRADE CALCULATION ASSIGNMENT THU WEEK 5
6 REQUIRED Special RQA Assignment 3 MON WEEK 6 JUL 9
6 REQUIRED Regular RQA Assignment 3 MON WEEK 6 JUL 9
6 TED TALK PROJECT 3 THU WEEK 6 JUL 12
6 SOAR PROJECT 3 THU WEEK 6 JUL 12
6 REQUIRED SGQ 3/EXAM 3 WED-FRI,WEEK 6; CHAPTERS 9,10,11,12 JUL 11-13
7 REQUIRED SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT 4 MON WEEK 7 JUL 16
7 REQUIRED SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT 5 MON WEEK 7 JUL 16
7 REQUIRED REGULAR ASSIGNMENT 4 MON WEEK 7 JUL 16
7 SOAR PROJECT 4 THU WEEK 7 JUL 19
7 TED TALK PROJECT 4 THU WEEK 7 JUL 19
7 SPECIAL SOAR PROJECT FRI WEEK 7 JUL 20
8 COURSE EVALUATION SURVEY BONUS ENDS MON WEEK 8 JUL 23
7-8 REQUIRED SGQ 4/EXAM 4 FRI-TUE ,WEEK 7-8;CHAPTERS 13,14,15,16,17
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
DRAFT VERSION OF THIS SECTION WHICH MAY NOT BE VISIBLE IN THE PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
1 BONUS COURSE PRETEST THU WEEK 1-FRI WEEK 2
1 START HERE QUIZ BONUS QUIZ THU WEEK 1- FRI WEEK 2
1 Orientation Project FRI WEEK 1
1 Calendar Plan Project FRI WEEK 1
1 Humanitarian Project FRI WEEK 1
2 REQUIRED Special RQA Assignment 1 MON WEEK 2
2 REQUIRED Regular RQA Assignment 1 MON WEEK 2
2 TED 1 PROJECT THU WEEK 2
2 SOAR 1 PROJECT THU WEEK 2
2 A&P 1 Project FRI WEEK 2
2 START HERE QUIZ BONUS ENDS TODAY FRI WEEK 2
2 BONUS START HERE QUIZ ENDS TODAY FRI WEEK 2
2 REQUIRED SGQ1/EXAM 1 WED-FRI, WEEK 2,CHAPTERS 1,2,3,4
3 EMAIL PROJECT MON WEEK 3
3 DISCUSSION BOARD PROJECT MON WEEK 3
3 COURSE TREASURE HUNT BONUS QUIZ MON-FRI WEEK 3
3 CAMPUS PIPELINE PROJECT TUE WEEK 3
3 HOLIDAY STORY PROJECT WED WEEK 3
3 EXTRA CHAPTER PROJECT THU WEEK 3
3 LAST CHANCE PROJECT FRI WEEK 3
4 REQUIRED SPECIAL RQA ASSIGNMENT 2 MON
4 REQUIRED Regular RQA Assignment 2 MON WEEK 4
4 TED 2 PROJECT THU WEEK 4
4 SOAR 2 PROJECT THU WEEK 4
4 REQUIRED SGQ 2/EXAM 2 WED-FRI, WEEK 4,CHAPTERS 5,6,7,8
5 General Narrative or RQA Project MON WEEK 5
5 COURSE EVALUATION SURVEY BONUS MON -MON WEEK 5-8
5 REQUIRED COURSE GRADE CALCULATION ASSIGNMENT WED WEEK 5
6 REQUIRED Special RQA Assignment 3 MON WEEK 6
6 REQUIRED Regular RQA Assignment 3 MON WEEK 6
6 TED TALK PROJECT 3 THU WEEK 6
6 SOAR PROJECT 3 THU WEEK 6
6 REQUIRED SGQ 3/EXAM 3 WED-FRI,WEEK 6; CHAPTERS 9,10,11,12
7 REQUIRED SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT 4 MON WEEK 7
7 REQUIRED SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT 5 MON WEEK 7
7 REQUIRED REGULAR ASSIGNMENT 4 MON WEEK 7
7 SOAR PROJECT 4 THU WEEK 7
7 TED TALK PROJECT 4 THU WEEK 7
7 SPECIAL SOAR PROJECT FRI WEEK 7
8 COURSE EVALUATION SURVEY BONUS ENDS MON WEEK 8
8 REQUIRED SGQ 4/EXAM 4 FRI-TUE,WEEK 7-8;CHAPTERS 13,14,15,16,17
|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.
|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.|
THIS IS A DRAFT DOCUMENT - THE CONTENT MAY BE CHANGED AS NECESSARY DURING THE SEMESTER TO REDUCE UNCERTAINTY AND CONFUSION
Welcome to Psyc 2314-71 Lifespan Psychology! This course will be an 8 week course. Please consider this message your invitation to explore the Start Here section of this course once you have access to the course as well as a welcome to this course. The Start Here section has useful information for assisting you in being more successful in online courses in general and in this course specifically.
This course will involve the study of Life-Span Growth and Development. In this course we will explore social, emotional, cognitive and physical factors and influences on developing humans from conception to death.
In order to do your best in this course, you will need a basic level of skill in reading English.
This course is an online course. All assignments, projects, quizzes, exams and other course activities will be completed online. In order to complete this course you will need a reliable computer with a reliable connection to the internet in order to complete the course activities.
If you do not have a computer with reliable connection to the internet, you will need to arrange access to these resources. You should have basic computer-related skills as described in Step Five of the Start Here section of the course (Technical Requirements for the Course).
Because this course is a fully online course, you will need computer-related skills and a reliable connection to the internet.
There will be an orientation session during the first week of the semester. If you cannot attend the orientation session, please get in touch with me if you have questions about the course. During this orientation session, we discuss the syllabus for the course as well as course policies and procedures.
The orientation meeting will be held on THU June 7 at 3:00 pm in the afternoon in the open computer lab located in the campus library..
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including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
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