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PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
Fagan, Gary L.


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.
CoursePS 222 Adult Development and Aging
SemesterF1DD2004
FacultyFagan, Gary L.
TitleAdjunct Instructor
Office LocationBldg. 11, Section 9
Office Hours9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Daytime Phone(614) 692-6020
E-Mailgary.fagan@pirate.park.edu; gary.fagan@dla.mil
Web Pagehttp://www.park.edu
SemesterF1DD2004
Class Days-M-----
Class Time5:00 - 10:00 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Hillier, Susan, and Barrow, Georgia M., Aging, the Individual, and Society, 7th Edition, Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1998.

Course Description:
Focuses on the developmental tasks and psycho-social services during the adult years with special emphasis placed on the social psychology of aging.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's philosophy involves group interaction, discussion, and practice. The instructor will ensure that every student fully participates in interactive activity such as exchange of philosophy, ideals, and concepts.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will be given practical exercises and experiences that will assist in developing an empathy for our elderly citizens, and will leave the course with a clear understanding of both the biological and psychological aspects of development and aging. Students will understand the real meaning of aging and the fact that longevity can be considered good fortune, as well as a social problem.

Course Assessment:
Examinations (Midterm and Final) (70%), and Class Participation/Journals (30%)

Grading:
Midterm Exam – 35% Final Exam - 35% Class Participation/Journals- 30%

Late:
The instructor may accept late assignments, but not without penalty. In every case, an assignment must not be more than one day late. If an assignment is more than one day late, it will not be accepted, and the student will receive a grade of zero for that assignment.

Conduct:
Students are expected to participate in classroom discussion and to always demonstrate respect for their peers.

 Class Activities
Meeting - 1
August 16
Chapters 1 and 16
Meeting - 2
August 23
Chapters 2 and 3
Meeting - 3
August 30
Chapters 4 and 5
Meeting - 4
September 6
Chapters 6 and 7
Meeting - 5
September 13
Chapters 8 and 9; Midterm Examination
Meeting - 6
September 20
Chapters 10, 11, and 12
Meeting - 7
September 27
Chapters 13, 14, and 15
Meeting - 8
October 4
Chapter 17; Final Examination; Course Critique

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 Undergradute Catalog
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Academic honesty is a requirement of all members of a learning community. Park University will not tolerate cheating in any form relative to this class. Students who engage in dishonesty will be given failing grades or expelled from the university.

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
Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.

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.

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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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