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PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
Johnson, Shirley


COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: PS 222

COURSE DESCRIPTOR: The psychology of adult aging and development.


COURSE TITLE: Adult Development and Aging

SEMESTER/TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: S1E05

NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: Shirley A. Johnson

TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Adjunct Professor Social Psychology

FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION: Conf Bldg 1341

FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: 4:30 – 4:45

FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER:(951) 657-2171 x-3102

FACULTY PARK EMAIL ADDRESS: sjohnson@park.edu

OTHER FACULTY EMAIL ADDRESS: hallpass55@netzero.net or sjohnson@puhsd.org

FACULTY WEB PAGE ADDRESS:


DATES OF THE SEMESTER/TERM: January 10-March 03, 2005

CLASS SESSIONS DAYS: Thursday

CLASS SESSION TIME: 4:45-10:00 p.m.

PREREQUISITE(S): None

CREDIT HOURS: 3


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 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.




FACULTY’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, personal disclosures, journal readings and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as open dialogue to encourage the participation of all students.




COURSE OBJECTIVES: The student will begin to develop an understanding in three substantial areas:
1. Social changes related to the demographic revolution.
2. Gerontology as a growing field of study.
3. Historical, social, cultural and economic factors affecting aging.




COURSE TEXTBOOK(S): James A. Thorson., Aging In A Changing Society, Wadsworth Publishing Company 1995 (2nd ed.)




ACADEMIC HONESTY: “Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.”


PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”


ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”. An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.


LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: The instructor will not accept late assignments. Assignments not submitted on the due date will not receive percentage points.


COURSE ASSESSMENT: Students preparing for this course should read assigned readings prior to each class session and come to class prepared to discuss the material. At the end of each chapter the student will be required to review the glossary and complete the questions for discussion. A short (1) page essay will be required at the end of each chapter. The essay will be presented in class for discussion. The student’s class participation grade will be based on the essay discussion.




CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT: Class participation is expected and will form part of the final grade. Students are expected to come to all classes on time. Roll will be checked each session before and after break. Classes missed for legitimate reasons, i.e. illness or Temporary Assignment of Duty (TAD), are excusable; however the student must make up any quizzes, projects or assignments missed. TAD orders should be burned in to the school office.




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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students 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: www.park.edu/disability.

COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:

January 13 Chapter 1-2
January 20 Chapter 3-5
January 27 Chapter 5-6 (mid-term review)
February 3 Chapter 7/mid-term exam
February 10 Chapter 8-9
February 17 Chapter 10-11
February 24 Chapter 12-13/ final exam review
March 03 Final Exam

GRADING PLAN:
Mid-term exam = 25% 90-100 = A
Class participation = 25% 80-89 = B
Written assignments = 25% 70-79 = C
Final exam = 25% 65-69 = D
Below 65 or three or more unexcused absences (F)