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: I believe that the best approach to helping adults learn is to alternate between content and application to the student's own experience. I will take advantage of the diversity and life learning of the students through discussion andexercises. Use of current events, presentations, research and quizzes the student will be able to integrate course content. Students will be expected to actively engage in learning from one another in group activities and discussions.
Learning Outcomes:1. Explain the diferent domains of adult development including biological, congitive, social and emotional.
2. Idetnify and apply theories of adult development.
3. Understand current controveries, including aging roles, physical changes, mental changes, and other important issues.
4. Appreciate the importance of odler adults, as part of the social structure.
5. Appreciate the cultural diversities of adults.
6. Apply theories to understanding personal life experiences.
Course Assessment: 1. Weekly reports: Current application of concepts and review previous week's chapters. Beginning with Week 2 the students will present a brief oral report related to the previous week's content. This will include a one page report.
2. Term Paper. This is a scholarly paper on a topic of your choice that is associated with aging. The paper shoulds be a review of research and/or policies addressing the issue of aging. You must include at least 3 references from professional journals or tests. The paper must be at least five (5) pages in length, doulbe spaces using Times New Roman font, 12 pitch, 2.0 line spacing. Use the APA format for the paper. (APA format is specificed on the Park University Website in the Academic Support portion of the Student Information Section.)
Grading: 1. Weekly Reports - Five reports worth 5 points each for a total of 25 points.
2. Term Paper - 100 points.
3. Two Examinations - 100 points each.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Academic penalty of 5 points will be levied on late submissions of weekly reports. Further, a penalty of one grade will be assessed for missing of examinations, if student was not given prior excuse.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to have read the weekly material prior to coming to class and be ready to discuss and ask questions.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Class One: Introduction and Chapter 1 and 2
Class Two: Chapter 3 and 4, disucssion of previous chapters and turn in paper.
Class Three: Chapter 5 and 6, discussion of previous chapters and turn in paper.
Class Four: Mid- Term Examination covering chapters 1 through 6. Dissussion of Chapter 7 and 8, discussion of previous chapters and turn in paper.
Class Five: Chapter 8 and 9, discussion of previous chapters and turn in paper.
Class Six: Chapter 10 and 11, discussion of previous chapters and turn in paper.
Class Seven: Turn in the Term Paper; dissuss Chapter 12 and 13, discussion of previous chapters.
Class Eight: Final Examination covering chapters 7 through 13.
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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