PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
S2L 2006 WT
Bachelor of Science in EducationMaster of Science in Education
Whiteman AFB Education Center
20 March through 14 May 2006
7:40 - 10:20 PM
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
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:
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.
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 .