Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Handouts will be given in class.
Course Description: Developmental factors and problems common to the period from puberty to adulthood. Topics include: self-identity, sexuality, life-styles, parent-adolescent relationships, and conditions leading to optimal development. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: I believe that education requires open communication and questioning. I expect the class room experience to be based on dialogues rather than monologues and utilize multiple learning methods.
Learning Outcomes:1.Demonstrate knowledge of the historical perspective of adolescence.
2.Explain the developmental theories addressed in the text.
3.Display an understanding of biological development of adolescents.
4.Describe changes in social cognition of adolescents.
5.Explain the nature of family processes.
6.Discuss parent-adolescent relationships.
7.Describe the effects of divorce, stepfamilies, and working parents.
8.Discuss peer conformity, peer statuses, and other dimensions of peer relations.
9.Evaluate adolescent groups.
10.Explain romantic love and its construction.
11.Explain identity and intimacy.
12.Explain biological, social, and cognitive influences on gender.
13.Evaluate sexual knowledge and sex education.
14.Explain and be able to discuss moral thought and behavior.
15.Explain why adolescence is a critical juncture in achievement.
16.Evaluate juvenile delinquency.
17.Describe depression and suicide.
18.Discuss the interrelation of problems and prevention/intervention.
Course Assessment: Examinations, quizzes, presentations, projects, papers, etc.
Grading: Examinations: 1 at 100 points 100
1 at 116 points 116
Major Paper(100) with presentation(100) 200
Final Exam 200
Total possible 616
Final grades will be based on:
90%-100% = A
80%-89% = B
70%-79% = C
60%-69% = D
Below 60% = F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments submitted past the due date will be penalized 5 points PER DAY (not per class session).
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to arrive on time so as not to disturb the rest of the class. Please turn off all cell phones, beepers or any other device that would disrupt the class. All participants will treat each other with respect.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 Be prepared for exam on: Chapters 1, 2, & 3
Have read for 1st class: Chapters 4, 5, & 6
Week 2 Have read for 2nd class: Chapters 7 & 8
Week 3 Have read for 3rd class: Chapters 9 & 10
Week 4 Be prepared for exam on: MID-TERM
Chapters 1 - 10
Project assignment for next week.
Week 5 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - NO CLASS
Complete the project assignment given during
last class session.
Week 6 Have read for 6th class: Chapters 11 & 12
Week 7 Have read for 7th class: Chapters 13 & 14
Major Paper Due
Presentation of Major paper
Week 8 FINAL EXAM: Chapters 11, 12, 13 & 14
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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