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PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
Bauste, Robert L.


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

S2G 2006 GR

Faculty

Bauste, Robert L.

Title

Senior Adjunct Instructor

Office Location

Grand Forks Air Force Base

Office Hours

anytime via voice mail

Daytime Phone

1-218-874-8215 or 1-218-689-0446 voice mail

Other Phone

1-701-746-1108 or 1-701-740 -4068 voice mail

E-Mail

Robert Bauste@park.edu

rlbauste@gra.midco.net

Semester Dates

March 20 to May 14, 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

4:45 - 7:25 PM

Prerequisites

PS 101, 401 or 315 if Junior/Senior Standing

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Hoyer, J.W. & Roodin, P.A. (2003) ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING. 5th Edition. McGraw Hill, Boston, Mass.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


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 interactiveness based upon lectures, readings, real life experiences, examinations and nursing home visitation. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas and issues in the aging process.

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:
Each learner will appreciate and recognize the dilemma of the aging process through the identity, comprehension and application of knowledge. This will be attained through three examinations and class presentation of their visitation to a local nursing home.

Grading:
Examination #1--100 points    A = 93% to 100%
Examination #2--100 points    B = 86% to 92%
Examination #3--100 points    C = 79% to 85%
Presentation----100 points    D = 72% to 78%
                             F = anything below 72%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
This instructor will not accept assignments late unless a given student is TDY. If any given student is not TDY, a letter grade of "F" will be presented.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
No computers nor visual/auditory recording devices will be permitted in this class. If a student plans to be absent from any class period, prior notice shall be provided to this instructor via e-mail and/or phone connection. All cell phones will be turned off during the duration of any class period.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
WEEK 1--------Aging and the 9 myths aging.
WEEK 2--------Cultural-Ethnic diversity and the
             Physiological/senory applications of aging.
WEEK 3--------Coping adaption and Mental Health
WEEK 4--------Physical Health
             EXAMINATION  # 1
WEEK 5--------Memory-Attetnion-Learning-Intelligence
WEEK 6--------Personal Relationships
             Start of Presentations of their visitation
Week 7-------Work-Leisure
            EXAMINATION  # 2
WEEK 8-------Approaching Death
            EXAMINATION  # 3

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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