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PS 221 Adolescent Psychology
Clarence, Deborah R.


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 221 Adolescent Psychology

Semester

S1RR 2006 MT

Faculty

Clarence, Deborah R.

Degrees/Certificates

Certified Rehabiliation Counselor
National Certified Counselor

Office Location

Mountain Home AFB

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

208/794-1610

E-Mail

Deborah Clarence @Park.edu

deborahclarence@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

10 January 2006- 5 March 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

5:00 - 7:40 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Santrock, J.W. (2001). Adolescence (10th edition). New York: McGraw-Hill.


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 facilitator will engage each learner in lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions in review of material presented in the textbook. The learner can expect activities in the form of open discussion with a variety of exercises to encourage the lively exploration of ideas.  Printed handouts, Internet, videos, web sites, will supplement text materials.

Class Assessment:
The course will be evaluated by student's successful completion of a Mid-Term and Final Examination, Term Paper, assignment and Presentation.

The Mid-Term is a take home examination in which you will be given one week to complete. The Final Examination and Mid-Term will, consisting of multiple choice, and short essay answers.

The Term Paper and Presentation requirements will be discussed in class and further information regarding this assignment will be given at that time.  

Grading:
Midterm examination- worth 25 points
Final exam- worth 25 points
Assignment- worth 15 points
Presentation- worth 10 points
Term paper- worth 25 points
Total of 100 Points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments are due on the date agreed upon. Late assignments will be dropped a letter grade with out a valid excuse for doing so. This must be discussed in advance with the instructor, if possible.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
COURSE SCHEDULE AND ASSIGNMENTS*
Date Topic(s) and Activities Assignment(s)
Jan 10 Introduction to adolescence; Historical and current status of adolescents; Exercise: "Remembering my adolescence..." Read ch.1
Jan 12 Theories of adolescence Read ch.2
Jan 17 Family & peer relations Read ch.5 (pp.146-166; ch.6 (pp.184-192)
Jan 19 Schools & Culture; Review for Exam #1 Read ch. 7 (pp.220-242); ch.8 (pp.258-280)

Jan 24 Debate: Boys are from mars, girls are from Venus." Review ch.1,2, & 5-8 and lecture notes, as guide
Jan 26 Exercise: "Are you a formal-operational thinker?" Read ch.4
Jan 31 self and identity development Read ch.9
Feb 2 Gender differences and sex-role development: Review ch.3, 4, & 9 and lecture notes
Feb 7 Moral development, values and religion Read ch.12
Feb 9 Adolescent problems Read ch.14
Feb 14 Student Presentations
Feb 16 Student Presentations; Papers due
Feb 21 Exercise: Racial identity attitudes survey Review lecture notes
Feb 23 Adolescent behavior and development Ch 3

Feb 28 ; Review for Final Exam Review previously assigned chapters and lecture notes,
Mar 2 Final Exam
* The above schedule is subject to minor revision if necessary.

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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