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As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance or reduce a student's ability to participate in daily activities. Amarillo College offers services to assist you with addressing these and other concerns you may be experiencing. If you or someone you know are suffering from any of the aforementioned conditions, you can learn more about the broad range of confidential mental health services available on campus by calling the AC Counseling Center at 806-371-5900. The AC Counseling Center website is https://www.actx.edu/counseling/ . Also, if you are in need of social services (affordable housing, utilities, transportation, food, clothing, childcare, medical/dental/vision, legal), please call the AC Advocacy & Resource Center at 806-371-5439. The AC Advocacy & Resource Center website is https://www.actx.edu/arc
The Tutoring for Success policy applies to any student whose grade or performance in the course falls below a departmentally determined minimum threshold. In either of those cases, the instructor will direct the student to the appropriate tutoring service, which may be faculty-led, discipline-specific, and/or general. Under this policy, the instructor will follow specific departmental guidelines governing the use, duration, and grade component of the tutoring need.
Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.
NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.
PSYC-2308-001 Child Psychology
This course will address psychological development from conception through middle childhood with references to physical, cognitive, social and personality changes. Students will examine the interplay of biological factors, human interaction, social structures and cultural forces in development.
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(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)
Child Psychology, 8th edition. Feldman ISBN 978-0-13-464129-4
Supplies: pencil, pens, spiral notebook, and access to a computer. If you do not have your own computer, or if you do not have access to a computer at some other facility, you will need to use AC computers located on the 4th floor or the Underground in the Ware Student Commons. All exams, notes and assignments will be given on-line.
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I expect you all to attend class, check-up online, participate in class, be prepared for class discussion and exams, and respect everyone else who is the class. . I expect you to contact me before assignments are due if you are not going to complete the assignment on time. I DO NOT TAKE LATE WORK OR MAKE-UP WORK. Each student is expected to engage in academic honesty and refrain from cheating and/or plagiarism. This means that although that some of this class is online you should be doing your own work. I whole heartedly expect you to use your notes and books on all assignments and exams, you just may not use your friend or classmates. All students are expected to be tolerant and respectful of other students’ responses within class. There will be zero tolerance for any type of harassment!! I want this to be an environment everyone can learn and feels safe!!
There will be a total of 1050 possible points for the semester. You will be able to check your grade on AC connect. Grading will be on the standard grade scale:
100-90% 1050-945= A
89-80% 944-840= B
79-70% 839-735= C
69-60% 734-630= D
Below 50% Below 525= F
The points will be earned: 1050
600 points for exams (6 100 points for each exam)
190 points for chapter quizzes
110 points for class assignments
150 Social learning Assignment
Total points possible: 900 points
You will need to check online every day for updates and assignments. If you miss assignment and exam due dates, then that will negatively impact your grade. It is extremely important to come to class. If you miss a class in the 8 week format you get behind very quickly. Your work online illustrates your participation and attendance. If you have a problem with something contact me right away. After the fact makes it hard to work with you on a solution before it’s too late. I do not make up work or late work.
The instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus and/or calendar if needed. Some chapter titles have changed and will be updated.
All chapter quizzes are open now and will close the day the corresponding exam opens for those chapters.
Monday June 6th Chapter 1 Introduction to Child Development
Tuesday June 7th Feral Child assignment due Wednesday June 8th
Wednesday June 8th Chapter 2- Theoretical Perspectives and Research
Thursday June 9th Chapter 1 & 2 practice quiz due Thursday June 9th at 11:59 pm
Exam 1 covers chapter 1 and 2. It opens Thursday June9th and will close Sunday June 12th at 11:59 pm. Please do not wait until 10:00pm Sunday evening because I will not be as likely to help you if you run into issues before the exam closes.
Monday June 13th Chapter 3 The Start of Life: Genetics and Prenatal Development
Tuesday June 14th Teratogen Assignment Due Wednesday June 15th at 11:59 pm
Wednesday June 15th Chapter 4 Birth and the Newborn Infant
Thursday June 16th Chapter 3 & 4 quiz is open and available until Thursday June 16th at 11:59 pm
Exam 2 covers chapters 3 and 4. It will open Thursday June 16th and will close Sunday June 19th at 11:59 pm. Please do not wait until 10:00pm Sunday evening because I will not be as likely to help you if you run into issues before the exam closes.
Monday June 20th Chapter 5 Physical Development in Infancy
Tuesday June 21st Chapter 6 Cognitive Development in Infancy
Wednesday June 22nd Social Learning project is due Thursday June 23rd by 11:59 pm. It is located in the common assessment tab. Make sure to get everything in by 11:59 pm.
Thursday June 23rd Social Learning project is due Thursday June 23rd by 11:59 pm. It is located in the common assessment tab. Make sure to get everything in by 11:59 pm.
Monday June 27th Chapter 7 Social and Personality Development in Infancy
Tuesday June 28th Finish Chapter 7
Wednesday June 29th Chapter 5-7 quiz is open and available until Thursday June 30th by 11:59 pm
Thursday June 30th
Exam 3 covers chapter 5-7. It opens Thursday June 30th and will close Sunday July 3rd at 11:59 pm. Please do not wait until 10:00pm Sunday evening because I will not be as likely to help you if you run into issues before the exam closes.
Monday July 4th HAPPY 4TH!!
Tuesday July 5th Chapter 8 Physical Development In Preschoolers
Chapter 9 Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years
Preschool assignment Due Wednesday July 6th at 11:59 pm.
Wednesday July 6th Chapter 10 Social and Personality Development in the Preschool Years
Thursday July 7th Chapter 8-10 quiz is open and available until Thursday July 7th
Exam 4 covers chapters 8-10. It will open July 7th and will closes Sunday July 10th at 11:59 pm. Please do not wait until 10:00pm Sunday evening because I will not be as likely to help you if you run into issues before the exam closes.
Monday July 11th Chapter 11 Physical Development in Middle Childhood
Tuesday July 12th Chapter 12 Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
Wednesday July 13th Middle childhood assignment due Wednesday July 14th
Thursday July 14th Chapter 13 Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood
Chapter 11-13 quiz is open and available until Thursday July 14th
Exam 5 covers chapters 11-13. It will open Thursday July 14th and will close Sunday 17th at 11:59 pm. Please do not wait until 10:00pm Sunday evening because I will not be as likely to help you if you run into issues before the exam closes.
Monday July 18th Chapter 14 Physical Development in Adolescence
Tuesday July 19th Chapter 15 Cognitive Development in Adolescence
Wednesday July 20tht Adolescence Assignment due Wednesday July 20th
Thursday July 21st Chapter 16 Social and Personality Development in Adolescence
Chapter 14-16 quiz is open and available until Thursday July 21st
Exam 6 covers chapters 14-16. It will open Thursday July 21st and will close Monday July 25th at 11:59 pm. Please do not wait until 10:00 pm Monday evening because I will not be as likely to help you if you run into issues before the exam closes.
Good luck on all your finals!! Have a great rest of your summer.
I do not hold office hours during the summer. Please email me with any and all questions. If we need to set up and meeting we can.
The best way to reach me is my e-mail: email@example.com
If you email me within the AC connect class then when I reply it will go to your gmail account that is connected with this course. If you do not check your gmail then make sure to email me from the email you use most with your section number so I know what class you are enrolled in.
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU CHECK YOUR EMAIL EVERY SINGLE DAY
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