PS 121 Human Growth & Development
F1B 2011 BL
Marquez, Maria R.
B. S. Social PsychologyM.A. Counseling
Park University, Fort Bliss, Texas
By appointment only
17 October to 11 December 2011
--Monday & Wednesday--
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Berger, K.S. (2012). The developing person through the lifespan (8th Ed.). New York, NY: Worth:
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PS 121 Human Growth and Development: 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
My educational philosophy is based on using a variety of methods in learning with a focus on application. Lectures, readings, tests, group work, class discussion, vocabulary examinations, writing, and the use of reference systems are significant components of this learning process. Each student will be required to analyze, criticize, and synthesize presented information. Each student will be required to demonstrate these skills through the written work.
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:
1. Midterm Exam
3. Research Paper
5. Five Quizzes
Item / Assignment
Quizzes (5 x 30)
Total Points Possible
59.9% and Less
599 or less pts.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Each week's work must be completed by the end of the week. No credit will be received for work turned in after the week it was due, unless you have contacted me before the due date and explained any special circumstances. I will then decide whether the "special" circumstances are sufficient for late work. Late work is to be the exception and not a persistent pattern. There is no extra credit in this class, so it is important to complete the work during the time frame expected.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students must be respectful of other's opinions during class at all times.
Laptop computers are welcomed in the classroom if they are used for note taking or presentations. No email, game playing, or non PS121 Human Growth & Development activities on the laptop will be tolerated during the scheduled class time. Please do not bring food or beverages into the classroom. Bottled water is okay.
If you bring a cell phone to class, the ringer must be set to silent mode and you may not answer the phone, nor text during class. If you must answer the phone, please quietly do so outside the classroom.
I will not tolerate side bar conversation during my lectures. Common respect and courtesy will be expected at all times.
Students who leave after the class break without notifying the instructor will be reported as an unexcused absence. Regardless of the circumstances you must notify the instructor.
It is the student's responsibility to notify instructor when not reporting to class due to illness or other unavoidable reason. If a student misses three class sessions they will lose a letter grade. More than six class sessions missed will result in a failure of the course. Two unexcused absences will be reported to the Center Administrator.
Week 1: Class introduction, review of syllabus, select date for core assessment interview project, lectures on chapters 1-2
Class lectures: Read Chapters 3-4/Quiz #1 (Chapters1-4)
Week 2: Class lectures: Read Chapters 5-6
Class lectures: Read Chapter 7/Quiz #2 (Chapters 5-7)
Week 3: Class lectures: Read Chapters 8-9
Class lectures: Read Chapter 10/Quiz #3 (Chapters 8-10)
Week 4: Class lectures: Read Chapters11-13; Review for Midterm
Midterm Exam (Chapters 1-13)
Week 5: Class lectures: Read Chapters 14-15
Class lectures: Read Chapter 16/Quiz #4 (Chapters 14-16)
Week 6: Class lectures: Read Chapters 17-18
Class lectures: Read Chapter 19/Quiz #5 (Chapters 17-19)
Week 7: Class lectures: Read Chapters 20-22/ Core Assessment Observation Presentation
Core Assessment Observation Presentation/Submit research paper
Week 8: Class lectures: Read Chapters 23-25, Epilogue “Death and Dying”; Review for final
Final Exam (Chapters 14-25; Epilogue “Death and Dying”)
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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