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PS 221 Adolescent Psychology
Martin, Cynthia L.


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CoursePS 221 Adolescent Psychology
SemesterF2J2004
FacultyMartin, Cynthia L.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMA in Guidance and Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
Office HoursBy appointment.
Daytime Phone816-454-1027
Other Phone816-305-4621
E-Mailcynthia.martin@park.edu
Semester Dates10/25/2004 to 12/19/2004
Class Days----R--
Class Time5:30 - 9:50 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Adolescence, 10th Edition by John W. Santrock
ISBN: 0-07-290015-6

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

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:
FACILITATOR'S 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:
It is expected that upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
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: 6 at 100 points each  600
Major Paper with presentation       400

Total possible                    1,000

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 received late will be graded down.

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   Reading Assignment:     Chapters 1, 2, & 3
 
Week 2   Exam:                   Chapters 1, 2, & 3
        Reading Assignment:     Chapters 4 & 5

Week 3   Exam:                   Chapters 4 & 5
        Reading Assignment:     Chapters 6 & 7
       
Week 4   Exam:                   Chapters 6 & 7
        Reading Assignment:     Chapters 8 & 9

Week 5   Exam:                   Chapters 8 & 9
        Reading Assignment:     Chapters 10 & 11

Week 6   Exam:                   Chapters 10 & 11
        Reading Assignment:     Chapters 12 & 13

Week 7   Exam:                   Chapters 12 & 13
        Reading Assignment:     Chapter 14

Week 8   Exam:                   Chapter 14
        Major Paper Due
        Presentations of papers

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

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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