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PS 121H Human Growth & Develop:Honors
Cowley, Brian J.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

PS 121 Human Growth & Develop:Honors

Semester

FA 2012 HO

Faculty

Cowley, Brian J.

Title

Professor of Psychology

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. - Psychology - Utah State University
M.S. - Behavior Analsysi & Therapy - Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Ph.D. - Developmental & Child Psychology - University of Kansas

Office Location

MA225B

Office Hours

M W – 10:00-11:00 AM & 12:00-1:00 PM; T H – 9:00-10:00 AM & 2:30-3:30 PM

Daytime Phone

816-584-6501

Other Phone

None

E-Mail

brian.cowley@park.edu

None

Web Page

None

Semester Dates

August 20, 2012 to December 14, 2012

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

1


Textbook:
None

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:
PS121H- This special course project is designed by Honors Program students in consultation with the course instructor and is completed in addition to all required course work. 1:0:1

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is based on bringing the student to the table for critical thinking. A variety of teaching methods are employed according to the learning objectives and the available environmental setting. Students will be required to engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate topics about human development.

Class Assessment:
 

Honors Section. Additional material for honors students in PS121H

The student will be responsible for writing an additional paper for this class on a different topic to the Core Assessment. It will be a 9 page paper that endeavors to answer a question developed by the student and approved by the instructor. There will need to be a minimum of 9 references from refereed journals. The student will first select a topic area. The will then read some of the literature in this area and start to develop a question. Once the question is developed and approved, the student will then write and introduction of the topic and question. Next the student will write an analysis that answers the question. Next the student will write the conclusion including some ideas of future lines of study. Finally the student will develop the references list and any graphics they need to make their point. The student will be expected to use Times New Roman – Font 12. They will need to double space the document. They will be required to use APA formatting in their citations and in the references list. The student will also be required to present their findings to the class using two forms of media. This assignment will be worth 100 points.

Grading:
 

Assignments

Points Possible

% for Grade

Grade

Topic Area

5

90-100 %

A

Question

5

80-89%

B

Introduction

10

70-79%

C

Analysis

10

60-69%

D

Conclusion

10

1-59%

F

Reference List and Graphics

10

Final Paper

25

Presentation to Class (Including Two Forms of Media)

25

Total

100

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Any assignment turned in after the date it is due can be given up to half credit for that assignment. No course materials will be accepted after the last class meeting.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
 

  • Attend class and be prompt. Roll will be checked during each class period. It is your responsibility to make up anything missed in class and that your scheduled assignments are submitted on time.
  • Be prepared for class. This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them. This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, service learning, lecture, and outside of class experiences. You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work. Also, assigned readings will not always be reviewed in class, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions.
  • Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to a CD, a hard drive, or flash drive and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
  • The student is expected to have a copy of all written assignments on computer disk, flash drive, or in a hard copy form. You will also be expected to retain all graded and returned assignments and examinations.
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E-Mail Procedures: General e-mail: When sending an e-mail, you must identify yourself by:

PS 121H

Purpose of the e-mail

Full Name

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

Date

Assignments

Unit 1

Weeks 1 & 2

8-20-12

Through

9-2-12

Topic Area

Unit 2

Weeks 3 & 4

9-3-12

Through

9-16-12

Labor Day

9-3-12

Question

Unit 3

Weeks 5 & 6

9-17-12

Through

9-30-12

Introduction

Unit 4

Weeks 7 & 8

10-1-12

Through

10-14-12

Analysis

Unit 5

Weeks 9 & 10

10-15-12

Through

10-28-12

Fall Recess

10-14-12 Through

10-21-12

Conclusion

Unit 6

Weeks 11 & 12

10-29-12

Through

11-11-12

Reference List and Graphics

Unit 7

Weeks 13 & 14

11-12-12

Through

11-25-12

Veteran’s Day

11-12-12

Thanksgiving

11-22-12

11-23-12

Final Paper

Unit 8

Weeks 15 & 16

11-26-12

Through

12-9-12

Presentation to Class

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 95-96
I take academic honesty seriously.  I will actively monitor student work to assure that it is indeed the student's work.  If I discover any academic dishonesty, at the very least the assignment in question will be given no credit.  If it appears that the academic dishonesty in question is part of a larger pattern of dishonesty, I will pursue more severe measures that include the possibility of expulsion from class and from the university.  I welcome any discussion or question about academic dishonesty.

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 95
When a student comes to me with questions about plagiarism before an assignment is turned in it will not be dishonest.  If I discover plagiarism and then the student asks questions about it, the student will still have engaged in plagiarism which is one form of academic dishonesty.  If this occurs, I will proceed as I would in any case of academic dishonesty.

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, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. 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".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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:8/21/2012 2:25:57 AM