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PS 221 Adolescent Psychology
Brewster, Franklin R.


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 221 Adolescent Psychology DA
SemesterU1D2005
FacultyBrewster, Franklin R.
TitleSenior Instructor, Adjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesM.A. in Counseling from Chapman University
B.S. in Social Psychology from Park College
Office LocationPark University, DM Campus
Office HoursWednesdays, 5:30pm- 6:30pm
Daytime Phone(520) 241- 2959  (cell)
E-MailFrank.Brewster@park.edu
Fmbrew8@cs.com
Semester DatesMay 30th- July 24th
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time7:30 - 10:10 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Santrock, John W. (2004). Adolescence, 10th edition, New York: McGraw-Hill.

Additional Resources:
Jensen, Larry. (1985). Adolescence, Minnesota: West Publishing.
Leman, Kevin & Bell, Kathy. (2004). A Chicken's Guide to Talking Turkey With Your Kids About Sex, Zondervan: Grand Rapids, Michigan.

http://unm.edu/~hrinfo/civilrights/step2_2htm
http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/adolescent/teen_quiz_results.php
http://www.mith2.umd.edu/women'sstudies

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 in the "transformational" view of learning where students interact in their community as part of the learning process.  The student ia an active participant, not a passive learner.  I believe in challenging students to consider new and different views.  The classroom is an excellent setting to challenge current paradigms by being introduced to new concepts and different ideas in a safe environment.  I challenge students to evaluate information being presented and to reach their own conclusions.

Learning Outcomes:
1.  Gain knowledge of the field of Adolescent Psychology;
2.  Identify social factors that influence decisions, such as family and peers;
3.  Demonstrate knowledge of the developmental aspects during adolescence;
4.  Identify the different theories of adolescent psychology;
5.  Relate the course material to everyday life;
6.  Identify one's own values and beliefs about adolescnce;
7.  Recognize diversity among adolescents;
8.  Recognize how culture plays a factor in gaining individual identity;
9.  Comprehend the cognitive, biological, and social factors which influence adolescents;
10. Comprehend gender related issues as they relate to adolescence;
11. Identity ways to influence issues in adolescence in your community.

Course Assessment:
Exams, DVD's, essay, presentation, class discussions, journal, lecture, reviews.

Grading:
Exam I              100 points   (25%)
Exam II             200 points   (25%)
Journal             100 points   (25%)
Essay/Presentation   60 points   (15%)
Class Participation  40 points   (10%)

Course Specific Requirements:
Students are expected to read all assigned materials prior to class and be prepared to discuss the material.

Students will be required to complete two exams covering assigned materials to include lectures and handouts.

Students will be required to complete a journal with at least 10 entries.  Each entry must a minimum of 120 words and is worth 10 points per entry.  You will receive zero points for any entry that is less than 120 words.

Students will complete a 10 page essay on a pre-approved topic and will give a 10 minute presentation.  60 points possible: Content= 30pts; Format= 5pts; Grammar= 5pts; References= 5pts;Presentation= 15pts.  Students may receive a 5 point bonus when using an electronic format to present their paper to the class.  
Papers must be in APA format.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will be marked down 40 points for each class period they are late and a failing grade of zero points, if not submitted prior to taking the final.  Students should plan ahead so as not to be late with assignments due to equipment malfunctions.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students must be respectful to all points of view, especially those which are different from their own.  Respect and courtesy must prevail in the classroom.  Students are responsible to ensure all work is submitted timely.

 Class ActivitiesAssignments Due
5/30/05 Unit 1
Chapter 1- Introduction
Review syllabus and class policies
Lecture on Chapter 1
Review Journal requirements
 
6/01/05 Unit 1
Chapter 2- Science of Adolescent Development
Lecture on Chapter 2 
6/06/05 Unit 2
Chapter 3- Puberty, Health and Biological Foundations
Lecture on Chapter 3 
6/08/05 Unit 2
Chapter 4- Cognitive Development
Lecture and Power Point on Chapter 4 
6/13/05 Unit 3
Chapter 5- The Self, Identity, Emotions, and Personality
Lecture and Power Point on Chapter 5 
6/15/05 Unit 3
Chapter 6- Gender
Lecture and Power Point on Chapter 6 
6/20/05 Unit 4
Chapter 7- Sexuality
Lecture and Power Point on Chapter 7,
Review for mid-term exam (chapters 1-7)
 
6/22/05 Unit 4
Mid-term Exam
Take Mid-term exam (chapters 1-7)Submit 4 journal entries for review during class
6/27/05 Unit 5
Chapter 8- Moral Development, Values, and Religion
Review Mid-term Exam
Lecture and Power Point of Chapter 8
 
6/29/05 Unit 5
Chapter 9- Families
Lecture and Power Point on Chapter 9 
7/04/05 Unit 6
Chapter 10- Peers
Lecture and Power Point on Chapter 10 
7/06/05 Unit 6
Chapter 11- Schools
Lecture and Power Point on Chapter 11 
7/11/05 Unit 7
Chapter 12- Achievement, Work, and Careers
lecture and Power Point on Chapter 12 
7/13/05 Unit 7
Chapter 13- Culture,
Student Presentations, if needed
Lecture and Power Point on Chapter 13Essays Due
7/18/05 Unit 8
Chapter 14- Adolescent Problems
Student Presentations
Lecture and Power Point on Chapter 14,
Student Presentations,
Review for final exam (chapters 8-14)
Journals Due
7/20/05 Unit 8
Final Exam II
Chapters 8-14 
   

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 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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> 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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