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.
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 101Plagiarism—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.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergradute
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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