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PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
Sims, Yolanda


PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
Yolanda Sims, Ph.D., Instructor
2 January through 22 February, 2006
Monday and Wednesday, 1740 - 2210 hours
Phone (915) 564-5803, Mail Box # 32
Email Address: ysims@elp.rr.com
Fort Bliss, Texas



COURSE SYLLABUS

I. COURSE DESCRIPTION


This course focuses on the developmental tasks and psycho-social services during the adult years with special emphasis placed on the social psychology of aging.

II. GOALS OF THE COURSE

This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the concepts of Adult Development and Aging. It also will introduce the student to the text book interpretation and understanding of individual behavior during the aging processes, continuing to assess new perceptions of aging, techniques to enhance the power of awareness and steps to experiencing timelessness.

III. LEARNING OBJECTIVES

a. Describe the concepts of adult development and aging.
b. List the tasks faced by an adult, and the ones confronting the elderly.
c. Specify the social services available to adults and the aged.
d. Recall text concepts pertaining to decline of physical and mental abilities.
e. Become aware of the individual differences among human beings.
f. Explain the social and cultural influences on development.

IV. COURSE REQUIREMENTS

a. Students are responsible for reading the textbook.
b. Students are required to be present and punctualt all class meetings.
c. Students are required to take all examinations at scheduled times.

V. COURSE ARRANGEMENTS

Lectures, class discussions, demonstrations, class reviews of basic concepts.

VI. COURSE TEXT

Hoyer, W.J., & Rooden, P.A. (2003). Adult Development and Aging, 5th Ed. McGraw-Hill: Boston

VII. SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCES –

 

Students are encouraged to read from journals, books, articles and the Internet about intriguing topics.

VIII. CLASS MEETING AND EXAMINATION SCHEDULE


Weekly schedule:  MONDAY - WEDNESDAY

 

1/2RjJanuary 2   Review Syllabus. Chapter 1, Adult Development and Aging & Information regarding Presentations, Chapter 2: Cultural and Ethnic Diversity


1/9 Chapter 3: Physiological and Sensory Processes, Chapter 4: Coping and Adaptation


1/16 Chapter 5: Mental Health Interventions, Chapter 6: Physical Health and Aging


1/23 MIDTERM  EXAM


1/25 Chapter 7: Memory, Attention, and Learning

 

1/30 Chapter 8: Intelligence and Creativity,

 

2/1  Chapter 9: Cognition, Wisdom and Expertise (Presented by students)


1/30 (Presented by students) Chapter 10: Personality (Presented by students)


2/6 Chapter 11: Relationships (Presented by students), Chapter 12 Work, Leisure and Retirement

 

Chapter 13:  Approaching Death (Presented by students)

 

2/20   FINAL EXAM – February 20, 2006

 

2/22 Review of Final Exam [Last Day of School]

 
IX. CLASS POLICIES

Class participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade. Students are expected to come to all classes and be on time. Roll will be checked each class meeting. Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as illness, temporary duty, are excusable; however, the student must make up the missed work. The student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absence either prior to or immediately after the absence. Two un-excused absences are excessive and three un-excused absences will result in an involuntary withdrawal and a grade of “F” for the course.

X. ACADEMIC HONESTY


Submitting someone else’s work as your own will not be tolerated. If determined by the instructor that academic dishonesty has occurred in any part of the course, the student(s) involved will normally be given an immediate grade of F and dropped from the course. The second violation results in automatic expulsion from the school. The Assistant Vice President will be notified in writing of the action taken.

XI. GRADING POLICY

The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:

Mid-Term Exam & Final Exam

The following will be used to assign course letter grades:

90 - 100 A
80 - 89 B
70 - 79 C
60 - 69 D
Below 60 F (for three or more un-excused absences)