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PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
Moore, Dana


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

S2L 2006 WT

Faculty

Moore, Dana

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Science in Education
Master of Science in Education

Office Location

Whiteman AFB Education Center

Office Hours

By Arrangement

Daytime Phone

660-747-8777

Other Phone

660-864-5111

E-Mail

dmoore@park.edu

djmoore@iland.net

Semester Dates

20 March through 14 May 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

7:40 - 10:20 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Adult Development and Aging.  John C. Cavanaugh and Fredda Blanchard-Fields.  Fifth Edition, 2006.  ISBN 0-534-52066-9

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Periodicals, newspapers, videos, magazines, and internet searches that relate to aging will be most beneficial in understanding the topics presented in this class.


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 facilitator's educational philosophy is one of the interactiveness based upon lectures, readings, examinations, dialogues, internet work, videos, web sites and writings.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. 1.  Demonstrate a basic level of competence in the use of the vocabulary of adult development.
  2. 2.  Identify and critique factors and problems common to the adult years.
  3. 3.  Evaluate the research methods used to study adult development.
  4. 4.  Gather, evaluate, and communicate information effectively about adult development.
  5. 5.  Identify and explain the social psychological application of aging.
Class Assessment:
The grade fro this course will come from the two scheduled examinations, any quizzes given during the course, the project and presentation and kparticipation in class.

Grading:
Exam One       80 points
Exam Two       80 points
Project       100 points
Participation  30 points

The following percentages will be used to assign course grades:

A  90-100%
B  80-89%
C  70-79%
D  60-69%
F  Below 60% or more than 2 unexcused absences

There will be no curve used in the grading nor will extra work be accepted for credit except to make up course work missed due to excused absences.  Students are expected to consult with the instructor before undertaking any work for extra credit.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments are due on the date announced.  An assignment will be devalued one letter grade per class period that it is late unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend class every night and strictly follow the rules established by Park University and the Base Education Office.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
March 21  Introduction and Chapter 1, pp. 1-33
March 23  Chapter 2, pp. 34-73
March 28  Chapter 3, pp. 74-113
March 30  Chapter 4, pp. 114-153
April 4   Chapter 5, pp. 154-185
April 6   Chapter 6, pp. 186-217
April 11  Chapter 7, pp. 218-261
April 13  Exam One
April 18  Chapter 8, pp. 262-307
April 20  Chapter 9, pp. 308-339
April 25  Chapter 10, pp. 340-380
April 27  Chapter 11, pp. 382-424
May 2     Chapter 12, pp. 426-468  Project Due
May 4     Chapter 13, pp. 470-501
May 9     Final Exam/Presentations
May 11    Critique of class

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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