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Syllabus Spring 2010 - PSYC 2314 - Hybrid course


									                                    Syllabus - PSYC 2314 - T-TH & Online Hybrid Course
                                                   11:00AM - 12:20PM
                                                       Spring, 2011

 Raquel Henry, Ph.D.

Office: LIB 214a
Phone: 281.312.1611
Office hours: M: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM; T: 1:30 PM - 2:30 AM; W: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM; TH: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM or other dates and
times by appointment, please email at

PLEASE TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES WHILE IN CLASS. Failure to do so may lead to expulsion.
Course Information:
 Course Title:       Life, Growth and Development: Life-Span
 Course number:      PSYC 2314.2007 (Reg.# 10193) Hybrid Course; 3 Credit Hours
 Course discipline:  Psychology
                     CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A study of development from conception to death with emphasis on
 Course description: factors which influence growth and development. Consideration will be given to social, emotional,
                     cognitive, and physical growth and development at each period of the life-span.
                     General Psychology (PSYC. 2301).
                     Take the online Angel online college orientation if this is your first Angel course.
                     Monday, March 21, 2011 to Tuesday, May 10, 2011.
 Course Dates:
                     Students Must Attend Class on Tues. and Thurs. from 11 AM to 12:20 PM. This is not optional.

                          Invitation to the Life Span by Kathleen Stassen Berger; 1st. ed. (2010). Worth Publishers. ISBN:
 Required reading:
 Required reading:        Study Guide by Richard O. Straub; 1st. ed. (2010). Worth Publishers. ISBN: 10: 1-4292-1902-5.
 Purchase:                Lone Star-Kingwood College Bookstore, located in the SFA Bldg. on the Kingwood Campus.

Course Requirements:
                          There will be five tests, and a written assignment that will be the final exam (see attached for
                          information on the written assignment). There are no make-up tests. There will also be a
                          participation/homework grade. These 7 grades hold the same weight and will be averaged together to
                          give the final class grade. There is no extra credit given in this class.
                          Tests consist of material in the chapters covered, lecture material, handouts given in class, videos seen
                          in class and any outside material assigned. Tests may be in any of the following formats: multiple-
                          choice, true and false, short answer and essay. You will have from Tuesday at 1 PM till Thursday at 10
                          AM to take the test online, outside of class. Please look at the schedule below to see when the tests are
                          to be taken. The tests contain 25 questions and you are given 30 minutes in which to take them. The
                          tests must be taken within the time allotted. No extensions will be allowed. You may take the test
                          twice, with the highest grade counting. The second test will be over the same material but will not have
                          the same questions. You are responsible for your computer. I do not make provisions or exceptions for
                          you when your computer has technical difficulties. You are always able to use the computers free of
                          charge at any of the Lone Star campuses. If you have technical problems you may contact the
                          wonderfully patient folks at the help desk. Info on the help desk is located on the course homepage
                          among other places.
 Late Work:               Late work WILL NOT be accepted or graded. Work may be turned in early.
                          We live in a diverse community, state, country and world. Therefore, multiculturalism and cross-
                          cultural issues are incorporated into the lectures, assignments, videos and discussions of this course.
                          Students caught cheating will be expelled from class, receive an F for the class and reported to the
 Cheating Policy:         administration. Please see the Academic Integrity Policy for the System at
                          Over the years I have seen that most of my A and B students have had good classroom attendance.
                          Because of this I consider it an important issue. I will take attendance everyday at the beginning of
                          class. If you come in after I have done so it is YOUR responsibility to come up to me after class and let
                          me know you were late but in attendance. Failure to do so will result in your receiving an absence for
 Attendance Policy:       the day. At the end of the semester I award points to those close to the next grade who have had perfect
                          or near perfect attendance (no more than 1 absence). If you are going to be absent from class do NOT
                          call me or the secretary to notify us. There is nothing we can do with that information. I will mark you
                          absent when I call roll. Make sure you contact a fellow student to see what you have missed. This is
                          not an online class, you must attend class both at the Kingwood Campus and Online.
                            If you need to withdraw from this class, please contact the admissions/registration office at any of the
Withdrawing From
                            Lone Star campuses. The "W" date for this semester is Thursday, April 28, 2011. I will drop a student
                            who has been absent three classes in a row. I also do not give incompletes ("I" grade).
                            Grades will be assigned in accordance with Lone Star grading policy which is stated in the Lone Star
                            Catalog and below:
                            A: 90-100
                            B: 80-89
Grade Policy:               C: 70-79
                            D: 60-69
                            F: 59 and lower
                            I do not give grades over the phone, fax or email. You may see me in my office to get grades or look
                            it up on My Records at the end of the semester.

                   Introduction to Class.
 Tues. 22
                   Explanation of the requirements.
                   Chapters 1: The Science of Development
 Thurs. 24
                            Chapter 2:Genes and Prenatal development
Tues. 29
                            Test #1 must be taken between Tuesday, 3/29, 1:00 PM and Thursday, 3/31, 10:00 AM

Thurs. 31
                            Chapter 4: The First Two Years
Tues. 5                     Chapter 6: Early Childhood
                            Test #2 must be taken between Tuesday, 4/5, 1:00 PM and Thursday, 4/7, 10:00 AM
Thurs. 7                    Chapter 8: Middle Childhood
                            Chapter 10 Adolescence
Tues. 12
                            Test #3 must be taken between Thursday, 4/12, 1:00 M and Thursday, 4/14, 10:00 AM
Thurs. 14                   Chapter 11: Emerging Adulthood
Tues. 19                    Chapter 11: Emerging Adulthood
Thurs. 21                   Chapter 13: Adulthood
                            Chapter 13: Adulthood
Tues. 26
                            Test #4 must be taken between Tuesday, 4/26, 1:00 PM and Thursday, 4/28, 10:00 AM
Thurs. 28
                            Paper Work Day; “W” Date for this class

Mon. 6                      Paper due no later than 12 Noon
                            Chapter 15: Late Adulthood
                            Epilogue: death and Dying
Tues. 3
                            Test #5 must be taken between Thursday, 5/5 , 1:00 PM and Monday, 5/9, 12 Noon
Thurs. 5

                            You must go to the online section of this class and post at least four times a week.

Discussion Board            The discussion board will be labeled with different topics that are covered in class. Failure to post at
                            least four times a week will constitute an absence that will be added to your classroom attendance
                            record and participation grade.

There is one paper due in this class. It is to be turned in online by Monday, May 6 at 12 Noon at the latest. No late papers will
be accepted.

The paper will be at least 8 pages long, not including the work cited (at least 5 references) and cover page. It will be 12 point font
and double spaced.

Topic -
          Select two of the following developmental stages. For each one compare and contrast the cognitive, biosocial and
          psychosocial aspects of that stage. Back up your information with research.

      The First Two years            Middle Childhood                Emerging Adulthood             Late Adulthood

  DUE: The paper is due no later than Monday, May 6 at 12 Noon at the latest. Papers coming in after the above date and time will
  NOT be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS. You may send the paper early.
  The paper must be sent to me via email at my ANGEL mail account. Do not send files to me at my school ( account.

  Do not wait till the end to send the paper for if it isn’t sent correctly, the document does not attach or the instructor cannot
  open it you may not get another chance to send it if it is past the turn in time. It is best to turn it in a few days before it is due
  just in case there are problems with it that can be corrected in time.

  Naming: You should include your name in the title of the paper. Your name should come first in the title such as: "DeeDee
  Ramone, My Life on 53rd and 3rd.doc". You may call your paper whatever you like after your name.

  Computer Files: You can save your paper as either a Microsoft Word (.doc) file or a Text (.txt or .rtf) file. Documents saved to any
  other format will have to be resubmitted in one of these formats. If the correct format is not submitted before the deadline, the
  student will receive a "0" (zero) for the paper. Do not send files saved in "Word Perfect" format. I will not be able to open them.

  The paper will be graded on content and correct use of English.

  What Students Have Said About This Course or How To Study For This Course:
    Self-discipline is KEY. Do not leave things to the end. Have a calendar where you plot out the days you study, takes tests, etc.
    Do not wait till the last day to turn in the paper. If you send it in incorrectly (i.e. as a .wps document) it will not be on time and
    the teacher does not accept late papers.
    Definitely go to the publisher's website and use the study materials. Also good to use the practice quizzes,it helped me get
    better grades on the "real" tests.
    Check the discussion boards and email frequently. The teacher may post things that can help she checks it often so it is a good
    way to communicate with her.
    Use the discussion board to hook up with other students. I got into a study group at the beginning of the semester. Anyone can
    post a message on the discussion board. This helped me with the class and made me feel less lonely. I also made some friends
    this way!

  2010 - 2011 Learning Outcomes for PSYC 2314
     Identify and describe the stages of the developing person at different periods of the life span from birth to death.
     Identify and evaluate the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that affect the development process of the individual.
     Understand and describe the importance of responsible personal behavior with regard to issues such as sexual activity,
     substance abuse, marriage, and parenting.
     Understand and describe the biosocial, cognitive, and psychological influences throughout the lifespan as an ongoing set of
     processes, involving both continuity and change.
     Analyze and describe the different developmental perspectives of the major theories of development, i.e., cognitive, learning,
     humanistic, and psychodynamic.
     Develop and describe the major theoretical developmental concepts to demonstrate life transitions through research, individual
     study, and developmental journals.
     Develop insight into and appreciation for cultural, ethnic differences that influence development throughout the lifespan.
     Demonstrate critical thinking and cognitive processing abilities by careful reading, clear written expression, and clear oral
     communication through written assignments, class interaction, and oral presentations.
     Examine and describe the various causes or reasons for disturbances in the developmental process.

  Department Contacts:
  Nora Diaz Chair, Social Science - - phone 281-312-1627
  Elizabeth Chapman, Dean, BTSS Division - - phone 281-312-1670
  Sharon Kennemore Counselor BTSS Division - phone 281-312-1574

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academic access through the implementation of reasonable accommodations as required by the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
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 If you require reasonable accommodations because of a physical, mental, or learning disability, please contact the Counseling Office to
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possible and preferably before the end of the first two weeks of class to arrange for reasonable accommodations.

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