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PS 221 Adolescent Psychology
Davis, Bryant C.


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CoursePS 221 Adolescent Psychology BR
SemesterS1O2005
FacultyDavis, Bryant C.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesBA, Psychology, Eastern Ill, Unv.
Med, boston Univ
Office LocationMCLB Barstow, CA
Office Hours8AM to 2 PM
Daytime Phone760-252-1849
E-Mailp287396@pirate.park.edu
Semester Dates15 Jan 05 to 5 March 05
Class Days------S
Class Time8:00 - 2:00 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Adolescence 10th edition, by John W. Santrock


Course Description:
Developmental factors and problems common to the period from puberty to adulthood.  Topics include:  self-identity, sexuality, life-styles, parent-adolescent relationships, and conditions leading to optimal development.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings.  The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will engage in a searching review of the latest information related to adolescent behavior in the past 200 years and especially as it relates to adolescents in the 21st century.  

Course Assessment:
Examinations, quizzes, presentations, projects, papers etc.

Grading:
Weekly attendance and behavior 8 @ 20 points for 160 points
Weekly assigned homework, provided by instructor 7 weeks @ 25 points each for 175 points
research paper  300 points
presentation of research paper  65 points
TOTAL 700

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Any period missed can be made up by presenting to the instructor a 10 page summation of the missed material.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will be in class, on time and will behave with dignity and respect at all times to the instructor, the facility and each other.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
week# 1  Introduction, class assessment and grading policies and syllabus discussion and discussion and presentation on chapters 1 and 2 of the book

week # 2  chapters 2 & 3 for presentation and discussion

week # 3  chapters 4 & 5 for presentation and discussion

week # 4  chapters 6 & 7 for presentation and discussion

week # 5   chapters 8 & 9 for presentation and discussion

week # 6  chapters 10 & 11 for presentation and discussion

week # 7 chapters 12 & 13 for presentation and discussion

week # 8  presentation of research papers, final thoughts.

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

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 "WH".
  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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 learners 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:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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