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									      Sample Syllabus for Feldman, Child Development, 6e + MyDevelopmentLab

Child Development
Fall 2012

Course Day, Time & Room: ____________________________________
Instructor: _________________________________
Email: _____________________ Phone: __________________
Office: _______________________________
Office Hours: _______________________________________

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
The Child Development course addresses human development from conception through
adolescence with emphasis on theories, research, and the application of that research. Topics
include cognitive, social, emotional and personality development of individuals within social,
historical, and cultural contexts.

REQUIRED TEXT AND COURSE MATERIALS:
1- Child Development, 6th edition by Robert S. Feldman
2- MyDevelopmentLab access code

PURCHASING OPTIONS:
The course materials listed above are required, but how you access them is up to you. You
may choose to purchase a MyDevelopmentLab access code packaged with the book from the
bookstore or online at www.MyPearsonStore.com.

You can access the full MyDevelopmentLab eText on a computer or iPad. If you are
comfortable reading online or if you own and iPad you have the option of purchasing ONLY the
MyDevelopmentLab with eText access code from the bookstore or at www.pearsonmylab.com.

To compare pricing options visit www.MyPearsonStore.com and search by author, title, and
edition. Be sure you are only comparing purchasing options that include MyDevelopmentLab.

If you decide to purchase a used book either in the bookstore or online you will need to
purchase an additional access code so please consider the total price of the book +
MyDevelopmentLab before making your purchase.

MyDevelopmentLab will be a required component of our course. It includes a full eText and
audio text, chapter study plans, flashcards, videos, and a number of other resources to help
you better understand the material and succeed in this course. MyVirtualChild is an
interactive simulation included within MyDevelopmentLab that allows you to raise a virtual
child from birth through age 18 and monitor the effects of your parenting decisions over time.
For a brief overview of how the MyVirtualChild program works you can visit
www.YouTube.com/HSSPearson and click on the 3 minute MyVirtualChild video. All students
are expected to work through the entire MyVirtualChild program during the course of the
semester. See course outline below for details.

You will need 2 course IDs which I will provide to you on the first day of class. One course ID
for MyDevelopmentLab and one for MyVirtualChild. (NOTE: You do NOT need to purchase two
access codes. The same MyDevelopmentLab access code will work for BOTH
MyDevelopmentLab and MyVirtualChild.)

See First Day of Class Document for details on how to get started with MyDevelopmentLab and
MyVirtualChild.

ASSIGNMENTS:
Please check your MyDevelopmentLab assignment calendar regularly to stay up to date with all
required assignments.
Brief MyVirtualChild writing assignments will be included within the MyVirtualChild program.
Remember that you can not go back within the program to change your answers.

COURSE GRADES:
Grade Computation:
      (50 points) Exam 1 (Chapters 1 - 7)
      (50 points) Exam 2 (Chapters 8 - 13)
      (50 points) Exam 3 (ALL Chapters)
      (50 points) MyDevelopmentLab Chapter Study Plans and Media Assignments
      (40 points) MyVirtualChild Assignments (Submit within MyVirtualChild program)

       240 points    POTENTIAL GRAND TOTAL

Grading Scale:       A       90% & above           216 points and above
                     B       80 - 89%              192 – 215 points
                     C       70 - 79%              168 – 191 points
                     D       60 - 69%              144 – 167 points
                     F       below 60%             below 144



COURSE OUTLINE:
**Please note that this is a tentative schedule that is subject to change

WEEK        CHAPTER                      ASSIGNMENTS / EXAMS
1           Course Overview / Ch 1:      Register for MyDevelopmentLab at www.PearsonMyLab.com.
            An Introduction to Child     Remember to enter your MyDevelopmentLab course ID.
            Development
                                         Within MyDevelopmentLab, click on MyVirtualChild on the left
                                         side of the home page. After choosing your gender and your
                                         partner’s gender, enter your MyVirtualChild class ID and click
                                         Submit.

                                         MyVirtualChild takes approximately 8 hours to complete. You
                                         will need to raise your virtual child through age 18 by the end
                                         of the course.

                                         Read Chapter 1

                                         Login to MyDevelopmentLab at www.PearsonMyLab.com and
                                         click on your MyDevelopmentLab Assignment Calendar:
                                         -Complete Chapter 1 Study Plan as well as any assigned
                                         Media Assignments.

2           Ch 2: Theoretical            Read Chapter 2
            Perspectives and
            Research                     Login to MyDevelopmentLab at www.PearsonMyLab.com and
                                         click on your MyDevelopmentLab Assignment Calendar:
                                         -Complete Chapter 2 Study Plan as well as any assigned
                                         Media Assignments.

3           Ch 3: The Start of Life:     Read Chapter 3
                                                                                                2
     Genetics and Prenatal
     Development               Login to MyDevelopmentLab at www.PearsonMyLab.com and
                               click on your MyDevelopmentLab Assignment Calendar:
                               -Complete Chapter 3 Study Plan as well as any assigned
                               Media Assignments.

4    Ch 4: Birth and the       Read Chapter 4
     Newborn Infant
                               Login to MyDevelopmentLab at www.PearsonMyLab.com and
                               click on your MyDevelopmentLab Assignment Calendar:
                               -Complete Chapter 4 Study Plan as well as any assigned
                               Media Assignments.
                               -By now you should have started the MyVirtualChild program
                               and named your virtual child.

5    Ch 5: Physical            Read Chapter 5
     Development in Infancy
                               Login to MyDevelopmentLab at www.PearsonMyLab.com and
                               click on your MyDevelopmentLab Assignment Calendar:
                               -Complete Chapter 5 Study Plan as well as any assigned
                               Media Assignments.
                               -Continue raising your virtual child.

6    Ch 6: Cognitive           Read Chapter 6
     Development in Infancy
                               Login to MyDevelopmentLab at www.PearsonMyLab.com and
                               click on your MyDevelopmentLab Assignment Calendar:
                               -Complete Chapter 6 Study Plan as well as any assigned
                               Media Assignments.
                               -Continue raising your virtual child.

7    Chapter 7: Social and     Read Chapter 7
     Personality Development
     in Infancy                Login to MyDevelopmentLab at www.PearsonMyLab.com and
                               click on your MyDevelopmentLab Assignment Calendar:
                               -Complete Chapter 7 Study Plan as well as any assigned
                               Media Assignments.
                               -Continue raising your virtual child.

8                              Exam 1 (Chapters 1–7)

9    Ch 8: Physical            Read Chapters 8 and 9
     Development in the
     Preschool Years           Login to MyDevelopmentLab at www.PearsonMyLab.com and
                               click on your MyDevelopmentLab Assignment Calendar:
     Ch 9: Cognitive           -Complete Chapter 8 and 9 Study Plans as well as any
     Development in the        assigned Media Assignments.
     Preschool Years           -Continue raising your virtual child.

10   Ch 10: Social and         Read Chapter 10
     Personality Development
     in the Preschool Years    Login to MyDevelopmentLab at www.PearsonMyLab.com and
                               click on your MyDevelopmentLab Assignment Calendar:
                               -Complete Chapter 10 Study Plan as well as any assigned
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                               Media Assignments.
                               -Continue raising your virtual child.

11   Ch 11: Physical           Read Chapters 11 and 12
     Development in Middle
     Childhood                 Login to MyDevelopmentLab at www.PearsonMyLab.com and
                               click on your MyDevelopmentLab Assignment Calendar:
     Ch 12: Cognitive          -Complete Chapter 11 and 12 Study Plans as well as any
     Development in Middle     assigned Media Assignments.
     Childhood                 -Continue raising your virtual child.

12   Ch 13: Social and         Read Chapter 13
     Personality Development
     in Middle Childhood       Login to MyDevelopmentLab at www.PearsonMyLab.com and
                               click on your MyDevelopmentLab Assignment Calendar:
                               -Complete Chapter 13 Study Plan as well as any assigned
                               Media Assignments.
                               -Continue raising your virtual child.

13                             Exam 2 (Chapters 8–13)

14   Ch 14: Physical           Read Chapters 14 and 15
     Development in
     Adolescence               Login to MyDevelopmentLab at www.PearsonMyLab.com and
                               click on your MyDevelopmentLab Assignment Calendar:
     Ch 15: Cognitive          -Complete Chapter 14 and 15 Study Plans as well as any
     Development in            assigned Media Assignments.
     Adolescence               -Continue raising your virtual child.

15   Chapter 16: Social and    Read Chapter 16
     Personality Development
     in Adolescence            Login to MyDevelopmentLab at www.PearsonMyLab.com and
                               click on your MyDevelopmentLab Assignment Calendar:
                               -Complete Chapter 16 Study Plan as well as any assigned
                               Media Assignments.
                               -Finish raising your virtual child to age 18.

16                             Exam 3 (ALL Chapters)




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