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PS 221 Adolescent Psychology
Fagan, Gary 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.
CoursePS 221 Adolescent Psychology DC
SemesterF1DD2005
FacultyFagan, Gary L.
TitleAdjunct Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesMEd., Guidance and Counseling, Ohio University
Office LocationDSCC, Bldg. 11, Section 9
Office HoursMonday - Friday, 7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Daytime Phone(717) 770-4043
Other PhoneHome  (717) 938-3700
E-Mailgary.fagan@pirate.park.edu
gary.fagan@dla.mil
gfagan@ptd.net
Web Pagehttp://NA
Semester DatesAugust 22, 2005 - October 16, 2005
Class DaysFriday, Saturday and Sunday
Class Time8:00 - 5:00 PM Sat. and Sun.  5:00 P.M -10-30 P.M. Fri.
PerquisitesPS 101
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Santrock, John W., Adolescence, 9th Edition, McGraw Hill Companies, Inc. 2003

Additional Resources:
Lewis, R., Human Genetics.  New York: McGraw-Hill

Schunk, D. H., Learning Theories, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentiss Hall, 1996


Course Description:
Developmental factors and problems common to the period from puberty to adulthood.  Topics include:  self-identity, sexuality, life-styles, parent-adolescent relationships, and conditions leading to optimal development.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's philosophy involves group interaction, discussion, and practice. The instructor will ensure that every student fully participates in interactive activity such as exchange of philosophy, ideals, and concepts.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to discuss and to demonstrate a sound understanding of the impact of biology, family, peers, schools, and society as they relate to human development.  In addition, students will understand the problems encountered by adolescents in terms of sexuality and development of morals and values.  Finally, students will learn about achievement, careers, and work as they impact the lives of adolescents.

Course Assessment:
Examinations (Midterm and Final), Essay Projects, and Class Participation.

Grading:
Midterm Exam - 30%
Final Exam   - 30%
Essay Projects-20%
Class Participation - 20%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor may accept late assignments, but not without penalty. In every case, an assignment must not be more than one day late. If an assignment is more than one day late, it will not be excepted, and the student will receive a grade of zero for that assignment.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to participate in classroom discussion and to always demonstrate respect for their peers.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Meeting 1 - August 26 - Course Induction and Activities
                     - Chapter 1

Meeting 2 - August 27 - Class Activities and Exercises
                       Chapters 2, 3, and 4.  

Meeting 3 - August 28 - Class Activities and Exercises
                       Chapters 5, 6, and 7
                       Midterm Exam, Chapters 1 - 7

Meeting 4 - September 30 -Class Activities and Exercises
                         Chapters 8 and 9

Meeting 5 - October    1 -Class Activities and Exercises
                         Chapters 10, 11, and 12

Meeting 6 - October    2 -Class Activities and Exercises
                         Chapters 13 and 14
                         Course Critique and Summary
                         Final Exam, Chapters 9 - 14

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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