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_2htmhttp://www.keepkidshealthy.com/adolescent/teen_quiz_results.phphttp://www.mith2.umd.edu/women'sstudiesCourse 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.
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
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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