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ED 205 Child Psychology
Houseal, Willie H.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseED 205 Child Psychology
SemesterS1EE2005
FacultyHouseal, Willie H.
TitleAdjunct Professor of Management
Degrees/CertificatesEdD. Education Leadership, NOVA University, Ft. Lauderdale Fl.  Ed. Specialist , Education Admin. and Supervision, Valdosta State University, Valdosta Ga,
Masters of Education, Valdosta State University, Valdosta Ga
Masters, of Human Resource Management, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, Calif.
Office LocationMoody AFB , Ga(Valdosta)
Office HoursTuesday & Thursday  7:50-10:35
Daytime Phone229-245-7077  Home 229-244-4608
E-Mailmood@park.edu
wphouse@surfsouth.com
Web Pagehttp://www.mood@park.edu
Semester DatesJan 5, 2005- Mar. 1, 2005
Class Days--Tuesday & Thursday
Class Time7:50 - 10:35 PM
PerquisitesPS 101 3:0:3
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Berk, Laura E. (2002) Child Development, 5Th edition Allyn & Bacon, A Pearson Education Company.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Course Description:
A study of biological, cognitive, and socioculural development from the prenatal period through childhood. Attention will be given to theory and research, practical examples and policy implications.

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lecturs, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites, writings, and power point presentations. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. Understand the array of theories in the field of child development and some appreciation of the strengts and shortcomings of each.
2. Appreciate basic research strategies to investigate child development.
3. Gain knowledge of both the sequence of child development and the processes that underlie it.
4. Appreciate the impact of context and culture on child development.
5. Gain a sense of the interdependency of all aspects of development-physical, cognitive, emotional, and social.
6. Gain an appreciation of the interrelatedness of theory, research, and application.

Course Assessment:
Students are required to complete a research paper, pass a quiz, a mid-term, and final exam. Students must read assigned chapters prior to class meeting, present an oral overview of the research paper.

Grading:
Library Research Paper          20%
Assignment/Class participation  10%
Quiz                            20%
Mid-term                        20%
Final exam                      30%
Total                           100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will consider late assignments on an individual basis. Points on late assignments will be deducted accordingly.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
No food or beverages are allowed in the classroom. Students are expected to report to class on time.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Jan. 6,11: Introduction to course and topics by instructor, Ch. 1,2
Jan 13,18: Chapters 3,4,5
Jan 20,25: Chapters 6,7
Jan 27 Feb 1: Chapters8,9 Mid-term (chapters 1-8)
Feb 3,8: Chapters 10,11
Feb 10,15: Chapters 12,13
Feb 17,21: Chapters 14,15
Feb 24: Oral presentations and library research paper due, final exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101
"Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community.
Hense, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers, or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park."

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply.  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal.  It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply.  Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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