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PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
Enloe, Joseph Mark


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.

Course

PS 222 Adult Development and Aging

Semester

S1AA 2006 LC

Faculty

Enloe, Joseph Mark

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BSOE in Occupational Education
M.S. in School Psychology
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Office Location

Classroom

Office Hours

15 minutes after class.

Daytime Phone

289-7343

E-Mail

Joseph.Enloe@park.edu

Jenloe3@satx.rr.com

Semester Dates

1/9/06 thru 3/6/06

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

7:30 - 10:10 PM

Perquisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Adult Development & Aging (5th Ed.), Hoyer

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
The internet


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 instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, special projects, and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in critical thinking situations to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a basic level of competence in the use of the vocabulary of adult development.
  2. Identify and critique factors and problems common to the adult years.
  3. Evaluate the research methods used to study adult development.
  4. Gather, evaluate, and communicate information effectively about adult development.
  5. Identify and explain the social psychological application of aging.
  6. Enhance the critical thinking abilities through discussions about development and aging.
Class Assessment:
1. Midterm Exam; February 2nd (4th week) – Chapters 1-6 and class lecture.
   Final Exam:  March 2nd (8th week) - Chapters 7-13 and class lecture.
Both exams may be all of one of the following or a combination of each: multiple choice, matching, and essay questions. Each test will count as 25% of your grade (50% total).
2. Research Paper: Due February 28th Worth 50% of your grade

Each student will conduct 3 observations/interviews with adults in various stages of their development. The following table will show what stages you may choose from:
Topic Area         Data Collection  Minimum Duration
Early  Adulthood Observation/Interview 1 Hour
Middle Adulthood Observation/Interview 1 Hour
Late Adulthood        Observation/Interview 1 Hour
Elderly                Observation/Interview 1 Hour

These observations can occur in any setting where adults can be found.  When interviewing, be sure to have your questions developed before the interview.  Each student will be required to write a paper that will be an analysis of their observations.  Each paper will need to have the observation sheets and interview questions and their responses attached as appendixes.  The hours used for the observation and interview need to be recorded.  Each paper will need to be double spaced.  Each paper will need to use APA style when citing references and will need an APA style references list.  Each paper will need to have 7 references including the textbook.  3 of the 7 references will need to be empirically based research reports from a refereed professional journal.  The student will need to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate these observations and the literature that they have cited.  Each student will need to identify a research question based on their observations and literature search.  

3. Attendance: You will loose 2 points per class missed after the first absence (I free absence allowed). This will be deducted off your final total and will be subtracted whether it is an excused or unexcused absence.

Grading:
Possible maximum score/points:
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements.
100-90 A (4.0 honor points)
89-80 B (3.0 honor points) Research Paper 50%
79-70 C (2.0 honor points) Midterm Exam 25%
69-60 D (1.0 honor point) Final Exam 25%
Below 60 F (no honor points) Minus Absences

There is no rounding up of your grade; you get what you earn!

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Make-up and/or late submission of exams and assignments must be coordinated with the instructor. Make-ups are given only for excused absences only.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Regular attendance with on time arrival. Courtesy to listen to and respect others points of view. Demonstrate a desire to take an active part in the learning process by coming to class prepared to discuss material, ask questions, and share insights with the class. Students are expected to complete all assignments by the due dates and appear for scheduled examinations. It is the student's responsibility to inquire when something is unclear in the texts or lectures. Do Not expect the instructor to present all the assigned reading in class.  Reading is the student's responsibility: The instructor's responsibility is to clarify, emphasize, give examples, put the topics into context, lead class discussions, and bring in additional related material to support and supplement the assigned reading. Tests may include questions over material from the assigned reading that was not covered in class. A student who does not read and study the assigned readings will not be able to get a good grade in this class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Date           Topics/Chapter              
January 10 Introductions

January 12 Chapter 1

January 17            Chapter 2

January 19 Chapter 3

January 24 Chapter 4

January 26 Chapter 5

January 31 Chapter 6

February 2 Mid-Term Exam (Chapters 1-6)

February 7 Review of Mid-Term
Chapter 7
 
February 9 Chapter 8

February 14 Chapter 9  

February 16 Chapter 10

February 21 Chapter 11

February 23 Chapter 12

February 28 Chapter 13   Research Paper Due

March 2 FINAL EXAM over Chapters 7-13

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.

  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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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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