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STANDARDIZED SYLLABUS DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY SPRING 2013

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Instructor

Patrick J Walsh, Ph.D., N.C.C., L.C.

Phone

570-961-7870

Office

Academic Building Room240

E-mail

walshp@lackawanna.edu

Office Hours

MWF 9 to 11

 

 

 

Text: Santrock, J. W. (2012). Essentials of life span development (2ed).  New York : McGraw Hill.

Description:

Tis course explores life span development including changes in intellectual, emotional, motor, and social behavior from infancy to adulthood. Special attention will be given to the influences of

heredity, physiology, education, and social differences regarding  the emotional and intellectual growth of the individual.

THE PREREQUISITE FOR THIS COURSE IS PSY 105 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

  Objectives:

1)Examine the early stages of development including intelligence, motor and physical,and relationships with parents siblings and peers with emphasis on the nature versus nurture debate.

2)Research the various perspectives of human development, including the psychodynamic, cognitive , behavioral and cultural perspectives.

3)Explore the stages of adolescence and adulthood including the influence of sociological, cognitive, physical and cultural change on the development of the individual.

Requirements:

3 TESTS

1 WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT

ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION

Evaluation:

3 TESTS= 75 POINTS(25 PTS PER TEST)

1 WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT = 15 POINTS( TO BE EXPLAINED IN CLASS)

ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION = 10 POINTS ( ATTENDACE IS EXPECTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SCHOOL RULES. SEE POLICY BELOW)

 

Attendance Policy:

 

Students enrolled in credit-bearing courses at Lackawanna College will fail any course(s) in which they accumulate absences beyond the maximum number allowed. This pertains to online classes as well. Attendance is tracked by instructors, so be sure to log on and adhere to the following scale:

 

# of Times Class Meets

Maximum # of Absences Allowed

3 times a week

6

2 times a week 4

4

1 time a week 2

2

Developmental Classes

DE 010, DE 020, DE 030

3

 

Withdrawal Policy:

A student has the privilege of withdrawing from any courses or from the College itself without academic penalty up to and including the final date for withdrawal indicated on the College calendar.

 

To withdraw officially from a course or from the College, a student must obtain the proper withdrawal form from the Student Affairs Office or from your Center Director, complete this form and submit it to the Registrar's Office before the final day for withdrawal without academic penalty as indicated on the College calendar. If a student should stop attending or never attend an enrolled class or classes without officially withdrawing prior to the last day to withdraw without academic penalty, the student will receive a grade of F* (Failure) in these courses. No exceptions will be made.

 

Students who violate the College's Academic Integrity Policy and fail a course in consequence may not exercise the withdrawal privilege in that particular course.

 

Financial obligations to the College will be determined according to the Refund Policy.

 

Instructor Policies

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ATTENDANCE POLICY

Attendance is expected regularly. A student will be allowed four cuts after the fourth cut the student will be dropped from the class. Lack of participation will adversely affect the student’s final grade.

CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR POLICY

Any student disrupting this class will be warned about their behavior once. If a second incident occurs they will be dismissed from the class. Any student dismissed from the class will not be able to return under any circumstances.

EXTRA CREDIT POLICY

There will be NO extra credit in this class.This includes but is not limited to extra credit writing assignments, extra credit tests, and work done outside of the academic arena. If you feel you are in jeopardy of failing you should consult with the instructor. You may want to withdraw from the class before failing it. Also, please be aware that the last day to withdraw from the class without academic penalty is Monday November, 10 2012.

Please DO NOT ask about extra credit. Your grade will be based solely on the evaluation process described in this syllabus.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND PLAGIARISM POLICY

                Students are expected to follow College policy with regard to issues of academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism) and proper conduct in the classroom. Please see the Lackawanna College Student Handbook concerning Classroom Guidelines and academic integrity. Academic dishonesty will result in a grade of 0 for the test or assignment. Violations of college policy may result in permanent dismissal from the classroom and a failing grade for the course.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE POLICY

Students are not allowed to bring any type of food or beverages into the classroom. Failure to comply with this policy will lead to dismissal from the classroom.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY

Students will not be allowed to bring any electronic devices into the classroom. This includes cell phones and ipods, Failure to comply with this policy will lead to dismissal from the classroom.

N.B. and conditions of this syllabus may be changed without notice by the instructor.

 

Grading:

[Add your course assignments and grade designations along with LackawannaCollege’s grading scale here. Also, add your rubrics here.]

 

Letter Grade

Numeric Range

Quality Points

A

96 – 100

4.0

A-

90 – 95

3.67

B+

87 – 89

3.33

B

83 – 86

3.0

B-

80 – 82

2.67

C+

77 – 79

2.33

C

73 – 76

2.0

C-

70 – 72

1.67

D+

67 – 69

1.33

D

60 – 66

1.0

F

0 – 59

0

 

 

Due Dates and Late Penalties:

[Add your own due date and late penalty policy here. Included is a suggestion.]

o     The grace period for late assignments is as follows:

§   1 day late-10% deduction off of the assignment grade

§   2 days late-20% off of the assignment grade

§   3 days late-the assignment will receive a grade of 0%

o     There will be no “extra credit.”

 

Academic Integrity

 Academic dishonesty in any form, such as plagiarism and cheating, will not be tolerated. Sanctions will include an automatic F for plagiarism, but the severity or frequency of the violation may result in dismissal from the College as well. Please see the Student Handbook for a complete explanation.

 

The following are among the forms of dishonesty for which sanctions may be applied:

·          Using books, notes or other materials during an examination, unless expressly permitted;

·          Using purchased essays, term papers or preparatory research for such papers;

·          Copying others' work or engaging in unauthorized cooperation during an assignment or examination;

·          Allowing another student to copy from an examination or other assignment intended to be performed independently;

·          Borrowing from published works, whether material is taken verbatim or with minor alterations, without proper and/or sufficient acknowledgment;

·          Submitting as one’s own work originally done by someone else;

·          Submitting the same written report in more than one course without prior approval from the instructor(s) involved;

·          Stealing examinations or assignments;

·          Supplying or selling examinations or assignments;

·          Misrepresenting statements concerning work submitted;

·          Falsifying or fabricating experimental data or results;

·          Falsifying or fabricating the need for extensions on papers or make-up examinations.

 

(Please see student handbook for more information)

 

Disability Statement

 

§   Lackawanna College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution.  Students with disabilities and other needs should feel free to contact the instructor privately if there are services and adaptations which can be made to accommodate specific needs.  Students who are having difficulties with class material are strongly advised to seek assistance in the reading and writing lab.  If you feel that

                you have a disability that has not been formally documented, you may meet with Ms.

 Deborah Hartzell in the academic development office to discuss your options.

 

Equal Opportunity Statement:

 

§   Lackawanna College will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with State law, including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and with Federal law, including Titles VI and

               the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503

               and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the

               Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Inquiries should be directed to Anita Cola,

Affirmative Action Officer, at (570) 961-7815 or colaa@lackawanna.edu OR Dan LaMagna, Affirmative Action Officer, at (570) 504-1579 or lamagnad@lackawanna.edu .

 

Portfolio and Coursework

 

Lackawanna College will empower you to experience learning by inspiring your critical thinking,

accessing your talents and skills, motivating you toward a career choice, and encouraging you to make a difference. In evidence of this learning, the College requires a graduation portfolio containing Career Documents, including a résumé, two letters of recommendation, and a career exploration; Core Coursework, including a research paper from College Writing; three sample papers or projects from Major Coursework; and a Lackawanna College Reflection Paper.

Course Schedule:

 

 

Week

Topic

Reading/Assignments

WEEK 1

INTRODUCTION

READ CHAPTER 1

WEEK 2

BIOLOGICAL BEGINNINGS

READ CHAPTR 2

WEEK 3

PHYSICALAND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY

READ CHAPTER 3

WEEK 4

SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IINFANCY

READ CHAPTER 4

WEEK 5

PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE  DEVELOPMENT IN EARLYCHILDHOOD

READ HAPTER 5

WEEK 6

SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

READ CHAPTE 6

WEEK 7

SPRING BREAK

SPRING BREAK

WEEK 8

PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT INMDDLE AND LATE CHILDHOOD

READ CHAPTER 7

WEEK 9

SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE AND LATE CHILDHOOD

READ CHAPTER 8

WEEK 10

PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN ADOLESCENCE

READ CHAPTER 9

WEEK 11

SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ADOLESCENCE

READ CHAPTER 10

WEEK 12

DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY ADULTHOOD

READ CHAPTES 11 & 12

WEEK 13

DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE AULTHOOD

READ CHAPTERS 13 & 14

WEEK 14

DEVELOPMENT IN LATE ADULTHOOD

READ CHAPTERS 15 & 16

WEEK 15

DEATH, DYING, AND GRIEVING

READ CHAPTER 17

WEEK 16

FINAL EXAMS

 

 

Examinations:

All exams will be in the classrooms