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PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
Black, Charles A.


COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: PS 222
COURSE DESCRIPTOR: MGE
COURSE TITLE: Adult Development and Aging
SEMESTER/TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: Fall II
NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: Mr. Charles Black
TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Senior Instructor
FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION: Building 383, Room 112
FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER: (801)777-9992
FACULTY PARK EMAIL ADDRESS: cblack@park.edu
OTHER FACULTY EMAIL ADDRESS: blackfam.1@netzero.com
FACULTY WEB PAGE ADDRESS: cblack@captain.park.edu
DATES OF THE SEMESTER/TERM: 25 Oct – 19 Dec 2004
CLASS SESSIONS DAYS: Fridays and Saturdays
CLASS SESSION TIME: Fridays: 4:30 – 9:30 PM, Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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: Focuses on the developmental tasks and psycho-social circles during the adult years with a special emphasis placed on the social psychology of aging.
FACULTY’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: This instructor’s philosophy is one of interactive exchange with students by presenting the course material in a way that is clearly understood by each student to the extent that they can see how this learning applies to people they encounter on a daily basis. This will be based on lectures of course material from the textbook for which the student will be tested and expected to complete homework for each chapter. The instructor will also employ readings, videos and internet as sources of information.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: On completion of this course, the students will understand the physical and psychological affects of aging on different people and how aging changes how people function in their social world

COURSE TEXTBOOK: Cavanaugh, John C. and Blanchard-Fields, Fredda. Adult Development and Aging. Fourth Edition. Belmont, California, 2002.



ACADEMIC HONESTY: “Academic Honesty is required of all members 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.”

PLAGARISM: “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 instructor.”

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: Tests must be taken per the schedule on the syllabus unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor. Homework will be scored after completion of each chapter.
COURSE ASSESSMENT: Learning will be assessed through examinations and scored homework.
CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT: Students will be expected to treat others with respect and to be familiar with each chapter prior to discussion.
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:
Chapter Chapter
DATE Lecture Homework Exam (chapters)
26 Nov 2004 1 1
27 Nov 2 - 4 2 - 4
03 Dec 5 5 1 - 4
04 Dec 6 - 8 6 - 8
10 Dec 9 9 5 - 8
11 Dec 10 – 11 10 - 11
17 Dec 12 12 9 - 11
18 Dec 13 13 12 - 13

GRADING PLAN: Four multiple choice and essay examinations. Students will be graded as follows: 90 – 100% = A, 80 – 89% = B, 70 – 79% = C, 60 – 69% = D, below 60 = F.