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PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
Christ, Susann T.


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.
CoursePS 222 Adult Development and Aging SC
SemesterF1R2005
FacultyChrist, Susann T.
TitleSenior Professor
Office LocationScott AFB, IL
Office Hours8-5 PM Mon-Thu 8-12 PM Fri
Daytime Phone(618) 744-1555
Other Phone(618) 398 - 7581
E-MailSusann.Christ@pirate.park.edu
bhutch@accessus.net
Semester DatesAug 22 - Oct 16, 2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time7:45 - 10:15 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Social Forces and Aging, Atchley, 10th ed Wadsworth ISBN; 0-534-53694-8

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
See Park University Web Site


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

Learning Outcomes:

The student will be able to:
- evaluate the scope of social gerontology                                                                        
-    interpret the demography of aging.
-  outline the history of aging in America.
- evaluate the physical aspects of aging.
- Synthesize the social aspects of aging.
- Compare personal adaptations to aging.
- Synthesize the relationships with family and friends
- Evaluate employment and retirement.
- Synthesize religion and spirituality.
- Evaluate income and housing.
- Interpret factors affecting health care and long term care.
- Outline and evaluate community social services.
- Outline and evaluate aging in American culture.
- Interpret social inequality.
- Evaluate the economy and government.
- Compare aging now and in the future.

Course Assessment:
There will be a weekly quiz or minute paper covering information from the weekly assigned chapters.  There will be a mid -term and final examination.  All these tests will be designed to coincide with the learning outcomes.  There will be a term paper, APA format (15-20 pages), 8-10 references, one inch margins  on a topic chosen by the student in consultation with the instructor.

Grading:
GRADING PLAN
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 25 %
Term paper - 25%
Quizzes - 20%
Class Participation:  5%
NOTE;  Students must have a grade in each of the above areas in order to receive a final course grade.
Grades will have the following numerical values:
Grade      Numerical Value
 A         90% or higher
 B         80 - 89%
 C         70 - 79%
 D         60 - 69%
 F         59% or below

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
1           Aug 22-24     Ch 1 and 2
 2           Aug 29-31     Ch 3 and 4
 3           Sep 5 and 7    Ch 5, 6 and 7
 4           Sep 12 - 14     Ch 8 and Review
 5           Sep 19 - 21     Ch 9 and Mid Term Examination
 6           Sep 26 - 28     Ch 10, 11, 12 and 13
 7           Oct 3 - 5          Ch 14, 15 and 16
 8            Oct 10 - 12      Ch 17 and Final Examination


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.
NOTE: An attendance report of ā€œPā€ (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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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