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PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
Black, Charles A.


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

S2QQ 2006 HI

Faculty

Black, Charles A.

Title

Senior Instructor/Adjunct Psychology Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Education. Educational Psychology, University of Utah
Bachelor of Science, Clinical Health, Fort Lewis College, Colorado

Office Location

Hill AFB, Utah

Office Hours

0800 - 1600 hours

Daytime Phone

(801)476-8964

Other Phone

(801)391-0759

E-Mail

cblack@park.edu

charles_black@comcast.net

Semester Dates

13 March 06 - 06 May 06

Class Days

-----F-

Class Time

4:30 - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Adult Development and Aging, Cavanaugh, John C., Blanchard-Fields, Fredda, 5th Edition, Wadsworth/Thompson Learning, Belmont, California, 2006.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Journal of Psychology and Aging
Journal of Adolescent Psychology
Journal of Child Psychology


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 lectures from the textbook, open dialogue, internet, CD's, and examinations.  The instructor will exact an understanding of the psychological aspects of aging.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core 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.


Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:
Grade will be based on examinations on each chapter.

Grading:
Examinations will total 150 total points.  Grading will be based on the following:
90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
Below 60% = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Missed exams must be coordinated with the instructor.  Make-up exams will be different exams from the one given on time in class.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will respect one another and the instructor.  Students are expected to be on time for class and are expected to have read the chapter to be able to participate in classroom discussions.

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Class Activities

Assignments

Tests

Meeting - 1

chapters 1 & 2

read chapters 1 & 2 in advance

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Meeting - 2

chapters 3 & 4

read chapters 3 & 4 in advance

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Meeting - 3

chapters 5 & 6

read chapters 5 & 6 in advance,

chapters 1 - 4

Meeting - 4

chapters 7 & 8

read chapters 7 & 8 in advance,

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Meeting - 5

chapters 9 - 10

read chapters 9 - 10 in advance,

chapters 5 - 8

Meeting - 6

chapters 11 - 12

read chapters 11 - 12 in advance

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Meeting - 7

chapters 13 - 14

read chapters 13 and 14 in advance

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Meeting - 8

Review all chapters

 

Chapter 9 - 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 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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