Summer Sessions 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: PSYC-2314- Section: 71
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.|
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||
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.
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.
The required textbook for this course is Essentials of Lifespan Development, 6th Edition by John W. Santrock.
You may also review course lecture notes for required quiz and exam question content.. 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:
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: :
Essentials of Lifespan Development, 6E; John W. Santrock; 2020; McGraw-Hill; ISBN FOR TEXTBOOK ALONE: 978-1-260-529-890
DRAFT CONTENT AS OF MAY 27, 2021 MAY BE REVISED AS NECESSARY AND RELEVANT TO COURSE
COURSE LECTURE TOPICS OUTLINE
PSYC 2314-71 SUMMER SESSION 3 2021
SUGGESTED READING AND REVIEW GUIDELINES
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 2 Read and Review ch 2 Biological Beginnings; Read and Review ch 3 Physical and Cognitive
Week 2 Read and Review ch 3 Physical and Cognitive Development -Infancy; Read and Review ch 4
Socioemotional Development - Infancy
Week 3 Read and Review ch 4 Socioemotional Development - Infancy; Read and Review ch 5 Physical
and Cognitive Development-Preschool;
Week 4 Read and Review ch 5 Physical and Cognitive development - Preschool; Read and Review 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 5 Read and Review ch 7 Physical and Cognitive Development - Elementary School; Read and
Review ch 8 Socioemotional Development - Elementary School;
Week 6 Read and Review ch 9 Physical and Cognitive Development - Adolescence;
Week 6 Read and Review ch 9 Physical and Cognitive Development - Adolescence; Read and Review ch
10 Socioemotional Development - Adolescence;
Week 7 Read and Review ch 10 Socioemotional Development - Adolescence; Read and Review ch 11
Physical and Cognitive Development - Early Adulthood;
Week 7 Read and Review ch 11 Physical and Cognitive Development - Early Adulthood;
Week 8 Read and review ch 12 Socioemotional Development - Early Adulthood; Read and Review ch 13
Physical and Cognitive Development - Middle Adulthood;
Week 8 Read and Review 13 Physical and Cognitive Development - Middle Adulthood;
Week 9 Read and Review ch 13 Physical and Cognitive Development - Middle Adulthood; Read and Review
ch 14 Socioemotional Development - Middle Adulthood;
Week 9 Read and Review ch 14 Socioemotional Development - Middle Adulthood; Read and Review ch 15
Physical and Cognitive Development - Late Adulthood;
Week 10 Read and Review ch 15 Physical and Cognitive Development - Late Adulthood; Read and Review
ch 16 Socioemotional Development - Late Adulthood
Week 11 Read and review ch 16 Socioemotional Development - Late Adulthood; Read and Review ch 17
Death, Dying and Grieving
WEEK 1 OPTIONAL COURSE ORIENTATION MEETING - 2:00-3:30 PM - COURSE COLLABORATE ULTRA ROOM THU JUN 10
WEEK 2 OPTIONAL BONUS START HERE QUIZ FRI WEEK 2 JUN 18
WEEK 2 OPTIONAL COURSE PRETEST BONUS FRI WEEK 2 JUN 18
WEEK 2 REQUIRED ATTENDANCE ASSIGNMENT 1 FRI JUN 18
WEEK 2 REQUIRED ATTENDANCE ASSIGNMENT 2 FRI JUN 18
WEEK 3 REQUIRED SPECIAL RQA ASSIGNMENT 1 MON JUN 21
WEEK 3 REQUIRED REGULAR RQA ASSIGNMENT 1 MON JUN 21
WEEK 3 OPTIONAL PRACTICE GRADE CALCULATION ASSIGNMENT 1 MON JUN 21
WEEK 3 REQUIRED DRAFT 1 PSYCHOLOGY CORE ASSIGNMENT WED JUN 23
WEEK 3 REQUIRED TED TALK 1 ASSIGNMENT THU JUN 24
WEEK 3 REQUIRED SOAR ASSIGNMENT 1 THU JUN 24
WEEK 3-4 REQUIRED QUIZ 1/EXAM 1 CHAPTERS 1,2,3,4 MON JUN 28
WEEK 4 OPTIONAL COURSE EVALUATION SURVEY BEGINS THU JUL 1
WEEK 4 OPTIONAL PRACTICE GRADE CALCULATION ASSIGNMENT 2 TUE JUN 29
WEEK 4 REQUIRED ATTENDANCE ASSIGNMENT 3 FRI JUL 2
WEEK 4 REQUIRED ATTENDANCE ASSIGNMENT 4 FRI JUL 2
WEEK 5 REQUIRED SPECIAL RQA ASSIGNMENT 2 TUE JUL 6
WEEK 5 REQUIRED REGULAR RQA ASSIGNMENT 2 TUE JUL 6
WEEK 5 REQUIRED TED TALK ASSIGNMENT 2 WED JUL 7
WEEK 5 REQUIRED SOAR ASSIGNMENT 2 WED JUL 7
WEEK 5 COURSE TREASURE HUNT SYLLABUS QUIZ FRI JUL 9
WEEK 5 REQUIRED PSYCHOLOGY CORE ASSIGNMENT DRAFT 2 FRI JUL 9
WEEK 6-7 REQUIRED QUIZ 2/EXAM 2 CHAPTERS 5,6,7,8 MON JUL12
WEEK 6 REQUIRED TED TALK ASSIGNMENT 3 WED JUL 14
WEEK 6 REQUIRED SOAR ASSIGNMENT 3 WED JUL 14
WEEK 6 REQUIRED ATTENDANCE ASSIGNMENT 5 THU JUL 15
WEEK 6 REQUIRED ATTENDANCE ASSIGNMENT 6 THU JUL 15
WEEK 7 REQUIRED SPECIAL RQA ASSIGNMENT 3 WED JUL 21
WEEK 7 REQUIRED REGULAR RQA ASSIGNMENT 3 WED JUL 21
WEEK 7 REQUIRED QUIZ 3/EXAM 3 FRI-MON,; CHAPTERS 9,10,11,12 WED-FRI JUL 21-23
WEEK 7 REQUIRED DRAFT 3 PSYCHOLOGY CORE ASSIGNMENT FRI JUL 23
WEEK 8 OPTIONAL COURSE EVALUATION SURVEY BONUS ENDS MON JUL 30
WEEK 8 REQUIRED COMBINED GRADE CALCULATION ASSIGNMENT FRI JUL 30
WEEK 9 OPTIONAL COURSE EVALUATION SURVEY BONUS FRI JUL 30
WEEK 9 OPTIONAL COMBINE AA 567 BONUS ASSIGNMENT MON AUG 2
WEEK 9 COMBINED REQUIRED SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT 4 WED AUG 4
WEEK 9 REQUIRED REGULAR ASSIGNMENT 4 WED AUG 4
WEEK 9 REQUIRED ATTENDANCE ASSIGNMENT 7 THU AUG 5
WEEK 9 REQUIRED COMBINED SOAR ASSIGNMENT 4 THU AUG 5
WEEK 9 REQUIRED COMBINED TED TALK ASSIGNMENT 4 THU AUG 5
WEEK 10 REQUIRED FINAL VERSION PSYCHOLOGY CORE ASSIGNMENT MON AUG 9
WEEK 10 OPTIONAL DIRECTIONS BONUS TUE AUG 10
WEEK 10 REQUIRED QUIZ 4/EXAM 4; CHAPTERS 13,14,15, 16, 17 WED-FRI AUG 11-13
|Final Exam Date||August 11, 2021 - 12:0 AM Through August 13, 2021 - 11:59 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
Your course letter grade will be based on an approximate percentage of 1000 total possible 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
REQUIRED EXAMS X 4 = 400 POINTS = 40%
REQUIRED QUIZZES X 4 = 100 POINTS = 10%
REQUIRED REGULAR RQA ASSIGNMENTS X 4 = 100 POINTS = 10%
REQUIRED SPECIAL RQA ASSIGNMENTS X 4 = 50 POINTS = 5%
REQUIRED GRADE CALCULATION ASSIGNMENT X 1 = 20 POINTS = 2%
REQUIRED SOAR READING SKILL TRAINING ASSIGNMENTS X 5 = 50 POINTS = 5%
REQUIRED TED TALK ASSIGNMENTS X 5 = 50 POINTS = 5%
REQUIRED PSYCHOLOGY COMMON ASSIGNMENT POSTER DOCUMENT X 1 = 130 POINTS = 13%
REQUIRED DRAFT PSYCHOLOGY COMMON ASSIGNMENT POSTER DOCUMENT X 3 = 30 POINTS = 3%
REQUIRED ATTENDANCE ASSIGNMENTS X 7 = 70 POINTS = 7%
TOTAL POINTS = 1000 = 100%
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<\b> divide your current total by 1000 or use the grade chart on page one of this syllabus.
THIS IS A DRAFT DOCUMENT - THE CONTENT MAY BE CHANGED AS NECESSARY DURING THE SEMESTER TO REDUCE UNCERTAINTY AND CONFUSION
1. Welcome to Psyc 2314 Lifespan Psychology! This course will be an 11 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.
2. 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.
3. In order to do your best in this course, you will need a basic level of skill in reading English.
4. 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.
5. 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).
6. Because this course is a fully online course, you will need computer-related skills and a reliable connection to the internet.
7. 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.
8. The orientation meeting will be held on FRI June 7 at 2:00 pm in the afternoon in the open computer lab located in the campus library..
9. *For further details about assignments, see additional information available by accessing your course in the "My Courses" area of my.lamarpa.edu
10. *I will not discuss your grades over the phone. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person. I will send a grade summary during the semester using email.
11. *For help with logging on to www.lamarpa.edu, my.lamarpa.edu or your course website, or assistance with changing your my.lamarpa.edu password, get in touch with:
Lamar State College - Port Arthur Help Desk
Phone: 409-984-6150 or 1 800 477-5872, ext. 6150
12. *I will not discuss your grades over the phone. I will send a grade summary on request during the semester using email. If you want to discuss your grades in detail, we can meet using my virtual office.
PERSONAL TEACHING WEBSITE: http://www.teachercb.com/play_summer_index
Use the above teaching website for lecture notes links only. Links to syllabus are examples only.
13. GRIEVANCES, COMPLAINTS, AND CONCERNS REGARDING THIS COURSE:
If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that cannot be resolved through discussion with the instructor, please consult Michelle Davis, Ed.D.., GEDS Department Chair ( Office: EDUC 131; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 409-984-6341)
14. YOU CAN FIND FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COURSE BY ACCESSING THE "MY COURSES" AREA AFTER LOGGING IN TO THIS COURSE USING my.lamarpa.edu. AFTER YOU HAVE LOGGED INTO THE COURSE, CHECK THE COURSE MENU LINK FOR ADDITIONAL USEFUL INFORMATION.
15. A GOOD PLACE TO START WOULD BE THE START HERE SECTION OF THE COURSE MENU, ENDING WITH THE START HERE BONUS QUIZ. OTHER GOOD PLACES TO CHECK WOULD BE THE COURSE LECTURE NOTES SECTION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SECTIONS OF THE COURSE MENU.
ALL ASSIGNMENTS AND BONUS WORK WILL BE GRADED AS SUBMITTED. THERE WILL BE NO RE-SUBMISSIONS OR CORRECTIONS OF COURSE WORK ACCEPTED.
16. 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.
17. LATE WORK APPROVAL APPLIES ONLY TO REQUIRED WORK AND DOES NOT APPLY TO BONUS OR EXTRA CREDIT WORK.
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.
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