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STANDARDIZED SYLLABUS DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY ONLINE SPRING 2014

Standardized Syllabus

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

ONLINE

3 CREDITS

[Include meeting days and times and number of credits]

                                           

Instructor

Patricj J Walsh

Phone

570-961-7870

Office

Academic Building Room 240

E-mail

walshp@lackawanna.edu

Office Hours

By Appointment

   
 

Text

 

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

 

 

Description

This 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.

 

 

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

Answers to essay questions for 14 chapters

Daily active participation in classroom discussion for 14 chapters

 

10 PAGE RESEARCH PAPER

 

 

Evaluation

800 Points- answers to chapter questions plus active participation in classroom discussion

100 POINTS PER ESSAY  ASSIGNMENTS. STUDENTS WILL LOSE SIGNIFICANT POINTS FOR LACK OF PARTICIPATION IN CLASSROOM DISCUSSION. ANSWERS IN LENGTH. STUDENTS WILL LOSE SIGNIFICANT POINTS FOR ANSWERS THAT ARE LESS THAN 400 WORDS. THE LONGER THE ANSWER THE HIGHER THE GRADE RANGE. GRADES WITHIN A PARTICULAR RANGE WILL BE DETERMINED BY CONTENT. 

200 Points- 10  page  paper. TOPIC CAN BE ANYTHING THAT CAN BE FOUND IN THE BOOK. PAPERS CAN BE MORE TAN 10  PAGES BUT NOT LESS THAN 10 PAGES IN LENGTH. PAPERS MUST BE WRITTEN IN APA STYLE. STUDENTS WILL LOSE SIGNIFICANT POINS FOR APA MISTAKES. STUDENDENTS CAN FIND THE OWL LINK UNDER HANDOUTS AND LINKS TO HELP THEM WITH APA FORM

 

DISCUSSION  RUBRIC FOR ONLINE CLASS:

# of Days Required for Discussion in an Online Course

Maximum # of Weeks Allowed without Discussion

Twice on any four days in a week (8 total)

0

 

  • You are required to engage in discussion at least TWICE on FOUR days throughout the week for a total of EIGHT posts in all, minimum.
  • You should respond to the initial DQs posted AND respond to your classmates.
  • Responses MUST be substantive. See the document Good Discussions in Handouts and Links.
  • Responses that do not move the conversation forward by providing information to which others can respond and build upon will NOT be counted toward your weekly score.
  • An online course week runs seven days per week, from Monday through Sunday.
  • Students who miss one week of engagement will be DROPPED from the course.
  • Students who do not log on to the course within the drop/add period for the course will be DROPPED from the course. 

Online Course 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 courses as well.

 

Attendance is defined by participating in an academic activity within the online classroom, which includes posting in a graded discussion forum or submitting a written assignment. Postings not related to the aforementioned activities will not count for attendance purposes.

 

# of Days Required for Discussion in an Online Course

Maximum # of Weeks Allowed without Discussion 

 

Twice on any four days in a week (8 total)

 

0

 

·         You are required to engage in discussion at least TWICE on FOUR days throughout the week for a total of EIGHT posts in all, minimum.

·         You should respond to the initial DQs posted AND respond to your classmates.

·         Responses MUST be substantive. See the document titled Good Discussions in your Handouts and Links.

·         Responses that do not move the conversation forward by providing information to which others can respond and build upon will NOT be counted toward your weekly score.

·         Students who miss one week of discussion will be DROPPED from the course.

·         Students who do not log on to the course within the drop/add period for the course will be DROPPED from the course.  

 

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 stops attending a course for which he/she is registered after the published census date (end of drop/add) without having officially withdrawn from the course, the student will be assigned an AW (penalty-grade failure) for the class. 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

1 QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED FOR CREDIT ARE FOUND IN THE FIRST THREAD OF THE CHAPTER QUESTIONS FORUM FORUM FOR EACH CHAPTER COVERED THROUGHOUT THE COURSE

2)ONLY FALCON EMAIL IS ACCEPTABLE

3)ANSWERS TO CHAPTER QUESTIONS MUST BE POSTED ON THE APPROPRIATE FORUM BY THE DUE DATES LISTED UNDER COURSE WORK. ANSWERS TO CHAPTER QUESTIONS PLUS DAILY CLASSROOM PARTICIPATION ARE WORTH 100 POINTS PER ASSIGNMENT(SEE ASSIGNMENTS SECTION).

4) THE PAPER MUST BE EMAILED TO THE INSTRUCTOR BY THE DUE DATE LISTED UNDER ASSIGNMENTS.

5)BE SURE TO READ THE ONLINE STUDENT MANUAL

6)LOG ON TO YOUR COURSE DAILY. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO LOG QN AND PARTICIPATE IN CLASSROOM DISCUSSION AT LEAST FOUR(4) TIMES PER WEEK. STUDENTS WILL LOSE 20 POINTS FROM THEIR ANSWERS TO CHAPTER QUESTIONS GRADE FOR EACH TIME THEY FAIL TO MEET THIS REQUIREMENT.

7)CHECK YOUR EMAIL

8)KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR PROFESSOR AND CLASSMATES

9)PAY ATTENTION TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE COURSE

10)CONTACT YOUR PROFESSOR IF YOU NEED HELP WITH COURSE ASSIGNMENTS

11)CONTACT THE PORTAL MANAGER IF YOU ARE HAVING TECHNOLOGICAL PROBLEMS. BRIAN REIDMILLER AT: 570-504-1584

12)YOUR ANSWERS TO ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE POSTED DIRECTLY ON THE FORUMS FOR EACH CHAPTER. THESE FORUMS CAN BE FOUND UNDER DISCUSSION ON THE PORTAL.

13)ANSWERS TO CHAPTER QUESTIONS MUST BE BETWEEN 400 AND 600 WORDS IN LENGTH. ANSWERS CAN BE LONGER THAN 1000 WORDS BUT NOT LESS THAN 800 WORDS. (WHEN I SAY 800 WORDS I MEAN 800 WORDS, NOT 799 WORDS) STUDENTS WILL LOSE SIGNIFICANT POINTS FOR ANSWERS THAT DO NOT MEET THIS REQUIREMENT.

14)ONCE AGAIN FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CONTACT BRIAN RIEDMILLER IN THE IT DEPARTMENT AT 570-504-1584. Other rules:     

Here are some Etiquette Rules for this online course that everyone needs to read and abide by:

 

1. Golden Rule: Treat others as you would like to be treated (this applies to online conversations).

2. No “Flaming”: Flaming is a form of verbal abuse when you intentionally attack or disrespect somebody for whatever reason. Maybe you didn’t agree with something they said, but there’s a nice way to share a different point of view without name calling or attacking someone.

3. Respect Others’ Copyrights: These things have copyrights and licenses. Copying the works of someone else without permission or saying it is your own will not only ruin your online reputation, but could cost you a lawsuit.

4. DON’T TYPE IN ALL CAPS: It makes someone think that you are shouting at them.

5. Don’t Spam: This is an on-line course so let’s keep it educational.

6. Be Honest: Faking website statistics, pretending to be someone else, or trying to cheat people online will not only hurt your reputation, but will cause you a lot of trouble.

7. Use Proper Grammar and Spelling: Spelling isn’t always easy and typos and basic spelling mistakes will occur, but it can be distracting from your work and can be annoying.

8. Keep it PG-13: It can come back to haunt you if you write something that is not appropriate and you can be penalized for swearing.

9. Research Your Facts and Cite Sources: Before posting something, forwarding e-mails, make sure it is factual and cite sources where needed.

10. Remember Your Place: A web-based classroom is still a classroom, and comments that would be inappropriate in a classroom are likely to be inappropriate in a web-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grading

[Add your course assignments and grade designations along with Lackawanna College’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.]

  • 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%
  • 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, in a classroom of any type, 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.

·         Misrepresenting identity in an online course

 

(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 Mrs. Christine Kiehart in the academic development office to discuss your options. Please note that disability services do not include exemption from participation requirements in courses considered part of the School of Distance Education, including online and hybrid courses.

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

Instructions:

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Week

Topic

Course Objective Met

Related Assignment, Assessment, or Learning Activity

1

Childhood Development, Physical, Cognitive, Social, Moral

1,2

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professorand classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos, group discussions and projects

2

Childhood Development, Physical, Cognitive, Social, Moral

1,2

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professorand classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos, group discussions and projects

3

Childhood Development, Physical, Cognitive, Social, Moral

1,2

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professorand classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos, group discussions and projects

4

Childhood Development, Physical, Cognitive, Social, Moral

1,2

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professorand classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos, group discussions and projects

5

Childhood Development, Physical, Cognitive, Social, Moral

1.2

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professorand classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos, group discussions and projects

6

Adolescent Development, Physical, Cognitive, Social, Moral

2,3

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professorand classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos, group discussions and projects

7

Adolescent Development, Physical, Cognitive, Social, Moral

2,3

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professorand classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos, group discussions and projects

8

Adolescent Development, Physical, Cognitive, Social, Moral

2,3

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professorand classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos, group discussions and projects

9

Adolescent Development, Physical, Cognitive, Social, Moral

2,3

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professorand classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos, group discussions and projects

10

Adolescent Development, Physical, Cognitive, Social, Moral

2,3

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professorand classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos, group discussions and projects

11

Early Adult Development, Physical, Cognitive, Social, Moral

2,3

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professorand classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos, group discussions and projects

12

Early Adult Development, Physical, Cognitive, Social, Moral

2,3

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professorand classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos, group discussions and projects

13

Middle Adult Development, Physical, Cognitive, Social, Moral

2,3

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professorand classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos, group discussions and projects

14

Early Adult Development, Physical, Cognitive, Social, Moral

2,3

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professorand classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos, group discussions and projects

15

Late Adult Development, Physical, Cognitive, Social, Moral

2,3

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professorand classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos, group discussions and projects

16

Death

3

Reading assignments, answering essay questions, taking part in classroom discussion with professorand classmates,viewing and commenting on relevant videos, group discussions and projects

 

Examinations

N/A