PS 121 Human Growth & Develop:Honors
FA 2012 HO
Cowley, Brian J.
Professor of Psychology
B.S. - Psychology - Utah State UniversityM.S. - Behavior Analsysi & Therapy - Southern Illinois University at CarbondalePh.D. - Developmental & Child Psychology - University of Kansas
M W – 10:00-11:00 AM & 12:00-1:00 PM; T H – 9:00-10:00 AM & 2:30-3:30 PM
August 20, 2012 to December 14, 2012
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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.
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.
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Reference List and Graphics
Presentation to Class (Including Two Forms of Media)
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:
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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 95-96I 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 95When 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.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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