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PS 121 Human Growth & Development
Solis, Ricardo


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 121 Human Growth & Development

Semester

F2B 2007 BL

Faculty

Solis, Ricardo

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Criminal Justice Univ. of Texas at El Paso.
M.A. Webster Univ. Ft.Bliss, Texas.
Ph.d  Redding Univ.  Twin Falls, ID

Office Location

Ft. Bliss, Texas

Office Hours

Before and after class

Daytime Phone

(915)626-8246

E-Mail

ricardo.solis@park.edu

Web Page

http://www.ricksolis.pageout.net

Semester Dates

10/15/07- 12/09/07

Class Days

------S

Class Time

8:00 - 1:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
The Developing Person through  the Life Span 6th edition Berger, K.S. IBN: 07-7167-5706-0

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
A discussion of the physical, social, and physiological changes occurring during the life of the individual from conception to death. Emphasis is placed on the similarities and differences of the various age groups and the specialized needs of each. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
For each student to reach their full potential by exploring, examining, and engaging in the study of human development. This is done through each student's interaction with the instructor and using the resource's given in the classroom literature and website.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate competence in the vocabulary used in human development
  2. To examine their effectiveness in applying their communication skills to interpersonal communication..
  3. To become culturally sensitive to the different clients backgrounds and experiences.
  4. To learn Erickson's Eight stages of development.
Class Assessment:
 
Oct. 20th read chapters 1-3. Provide 3 newspaper articles or internet articles about current events in people's lives. Lecture chapters 1-3. Select topics for individual paper and group presentation.Erickson's eight stages of development.
Oct. 27th read chapters 4-7. Continue with 3 newpaper/internet articles. Lecture chapters 4-7. Presentations on indivdual topics. Freud's psychosexual stages.
Nov. 3rd read chapters 7-10. Newpaper/internet articles. Lecture chapters 7-10. Presentations on individual topics.
Nov. 10th Midterm exam chapters 1-10. Read chapters 11-14. Newpaper/ Internet articles. Lecture chapters 11-14.Presentations on individual and group topics. Exam taken in class.
Nov. 17th read chapters 15-18. Newspaper/internet articles. Lecture chapters 15-18th. Individual and group topics.
Nov. 24th read chapters 19-22. Newpaper/internet articles. Lecture chapters 19-22. Complete any presentations.
Dec. 1st Final exam. read chapters 22-25.  Final on chapters11-25. Newpaper/Internet articles. Notebooks due. All work Due by midnight. Individual papers emailed. Exam taken in  class.Lecture on chapters 22-25.
Dec. 8th. Individual note books reviewed with students for final grade. Film.

Grading:

Midterm 15%
Final  15%
Core-assessment 20%
individual paper and class presentation on topic of choice from book. 10%
Group presentation 10%
Attendance 10%
Participation 10%
Video Collage 10%
A=90-100
B= 89-80
C=79-70
D=69-60
F= 59 - below

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late submission of Homework(all work due) will be lowered 5% for each class that it is not turned in.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Please treat each colleague in the classroom with the same respect and dignity that each one deserves.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Oct. 20th read chapters 1-3. Provide 3 newspaper articles or internet articles about current events in people's lives. Lecture chapters 1-3. Select topics for individual paper and group presentation. Erickson's eight stages of development.
 
Oct. 27th read chapters 4-7. Continue with 3 newpaper/internet articles. Lecture chapters 4-7. Presentations on indivdual topics. Freud's psychosexual stages of development.
 
Nov. 3rd read chapters 7-10. Newpaper/internet articles. Lecture chapters 7-10. Presentations on individual topics.
 
Nov. 10th Midterm exam chapters 1-10. Read chapters 11-14. Newpaper/ Internet articles. Lecture chapters 11-14.Presentations on individual and group topics. Exam taken in class.
 
Nov. 17th read chapters 15-18. Newspaper/internet articles. Lecture chapters 15-18th. Individual and group topics
.
Nov. 24th read chapters 19-22. Newpaper/internet articles. Lecture chapters 19-22. Complete any presentations.
 
Dec. 1st Final exam. read chapters 22-25.  Final on chapters11-25. Newpaper/Internet articles. Notebooks due. All work Due by midnight. Individual papers emailed. Exam taken in  class.Lecture on chapters 22-25.
 
Dec. 8th. Individual note books reviewed with students for final grade. Film.

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
All work that is submitted in this course should be your own.Violation of Park University rules against plagiarism or collusion will cause you to receive a failing grade for the course.

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Plagiarism is appropriating, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means anothers work and the acknowledged submission or incorporation of it as one's own work. Collusion is unauthorized collaboration with another person or person's in preparing written work for fullment of course work.

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
Attendance will be taken at every class meeting. Students who miss more than one class for any reason or are habitually tardy will be asked to withdraw from the course.
Each class missed will result in 5% grade reduction.

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. 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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Last Updated:9/17/2007 12:27:25 AM