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PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
Tillman, Charles


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

S1FF 2006 FA

Faculty

Tillman, Charles

Title

Senior Professor of Psychology

Degrees/Certificates

M.A.

Office Location

Classroom

Office Hours

M 16:00-17:00

Daytime Phone

(509) 467-2468

Other Phone

(509) 244-2020

E-Mail

charles.tillman@park.edu

ctillman@icehouse.net

Semester Dates

9 Jan 06 - 5 Mar 06

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:00 - 7:40 PM

Perquisites

PS101

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Hoyer, W.J., & Rodin, P.A. (2003) Adult Development and Aging. 5th Ed. McGraw-Hill: Boston ISBN 0-07-256488-1


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:
No academic discipline is inherently difficult.  Difficulty is generally the result of inppropriate teaching methods.  Teaching should be student centered with timely feedback.  The instruction must be at a level of difficulty that requires the student to exert effort and need guidance for successful completion.

Class Assessment:
Student exercises will be used to develop a measure of awareness and understanding of various psychological principles and theories.  Examinations will tests knowledge levels of basic concepts and their application.  A required student paper will address the student's ability to express their knowledge and values in writing (see rubric).

Grading:
Each quiz is worth 10% of the course points.  Mid-Ter and Final Exam are each worth 25%.  The course paper is worth 30%.  Course grade will be determined by a cumulative curve.  

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will be accepted by prior permission only.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class decorum will be guided by the reasonable person rule.  No academic topic is exempt from discussion so long as it is on topic and any personal bias may be entertained so long as it is presented with mutual respect for all.  Disruptions of the learning environment however, will not be allowed.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
    DATE                   ASSIGNMENT
   Jan 9              Course Introduction
   Jan 11             Social & Cultural Factors
   Jan 16             Biological Factors
   Jan 18             Neurophysiology
   Jan 23             Quiz#1/Intelligence
   Jan 25             Creativity & Aging
   Jan 30             Information Procession
   Feb 1              Mid-Term Exam
   Feb 6              Cognition & Stage Theories
   Feb 8              Social relationships
   Feb 13             Work, Leisure & Retirement
   Feb 15             Quiz#2/Personality
   Feb 20             Coping with Aging
   Feb 22             Research Ppaers
   Feb 27             Death & Dying
   Mar 1              Final Exam    

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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