PS 121 Human Growth & Development
U1B 2010 BLA
Nieto, Naomi Y.
BA Psychology 2006MA Counseling 2008
Before and After Class
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Textbook: Berger, Kathleen. The Developing Person: Through The Lifespan, 7th Edition © 2008. – Worth Publishers. ISBN-10: 0495602302 or ISBN-13: 9780716760726.
American Psychology Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th Edition. Copyright 2010. www.apa.org
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Each student will write one research paper. Each student will conduct seven 1 hour observations with children, adolescents, and adults in various stages of their development. The following table will show what stages will be required:
Minimum Duration of Observation/Interview
The First Two Years
The Play Years
The School Years
These observations can occur in any setting where people can be found. Each student will be required to write a paper that will be an analysis of their observations. Each paper will need to have the observation sheets and interview questions and their responses attached as appendixes. The 1 hour used for the observation and interview need to be recorded in your appendix. Each paper will need to be double spaced. Each paper will need to use APA style when citing references and will need an APA style references list. Each paper will need to have 3 references including the textbook. The student will need to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate these observations and the literature that they have cited. The paper will be worth up to 300 points. To see what is required and how the points will be distributed, see the Core Assessment Rubric at the end.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
· The class assessment will be based on examinations, case studies, comprehensive paper, student presentations and class attendance/participation.
· The grading plan will consist of the following:
1. Midterm Exam: 45 points
2. Final Exam: 45 points
3. Research Paper : 100 points
4. Presentation: 30 points
5. 6 Quizzes (30 points each) 180 points
6. Total Points = 400
· The course is conducted primarily in English, which requires the student to be proficient in reading and writing the English language at the college level.
· Term Paper Topic and Instructions:
Grading: The following will be used to assigned course letter grades (400 points):
91 to 100 = A
81 to 90 = B
71 to 80 = C
61 to 70 = D
60 to 0 = F
All final exams will be closed book and closed notes. No cell phones or electronic devices allowed during tests or quizzes. Turn phone off or put on vibrate mode. If there is an emergency, please let your instructor know.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Work missed because of absences or work turned in late will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to meet deadlines and turn in work when it's due. Military students can make alternative arrangements with the instructor because of deployments or other unforeseen military duties that often arise. Park University specializes in serving military students and accommodations will be made to help the soldier, marine, airman, or sailor complete the course successfully.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to read the assigned textbook chapters and to be familiar with their chapter content before each class session. Plagiarism and unauthorized collaboration on class work, or cheating is considered a serious violation by Park University and is not tolerated. Students may be dismissed or given a failing grade if found cheating or plagiarizing. Absences should be kept to a minimum. If an absence is necessary then students will receive a letter grade deduction from the final score whether the absence is excused or unexcused. Leveling work for absences may include detailed written summaries of chapters or completion of review questions or definitions at the end of chapters, or any other class-related assigned task as determined by the instructor. Late class work will not be accepted. Tardiness over thirty minutes, or failure to attend the entire class will be considered an absence. Two unexcused absences will be reported immediately to the Park University administrative office for appropriate action.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1: June 1 and 3
Week 2: June 8 and 10
o Chapter 5: The First Two Years: Biosocial Development
o Chapter 6: The First Two Years: Cognitive Development
o Chapter 7: The First Two Years: Psychosocial Development
Week 3: June 15 and 17
Week 4: June 22 and 24
Week 5: June 29 and July 1
Week 6: July 6 and 8
Week 7: July 13 and 15
Week 8: July 20 and 22
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
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