Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
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 facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Course Assessment: •Students will be expected to complete all reading assignments and be prepared for discussion
•A-five hour volunteer project/Presentation to class.
•One (1) research paper, APA format
(Typed, double-spaced, 8 pages including cover page, reference page with at least four (4) references)
Grading: Class Participation/Attendance 10%
Volunteer project/Presentation 30%
Research Paper 30%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Any missed assignments/exams will not be allowed to be made up.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: All students will show appropriate class room courtesy to each othe and the instructor at all times.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus content and/or requirements of the course to accommodate the needs of the instructor and the class.
A volunteer project will be required where the student will spend five hours in service involving older adults. A 10-15 minute presentation will be given to the class on the 8th night of class where the experience will be shared. The project must be approved by the instructor and signed off by a supervisor or recipient. A form will be provided.
A mid-term quiz be given on week 4. Each quiz will include T & F, short answer, multi-choice questions & an essay question.
An 8-page research paper will be due on the 5th night of class. This paper will discuss a topic of interest to the student pertaining to older adults. The instructor must approve the topic. A cover page and reference page will be required. Four references for the paper must be from a professional journal. (Only 2 sources off the Internet will be allowed)
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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