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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
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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-2314-006 Lifespan Growth & Development
Life-Span Growth and Development is a study of social, emotional, cognitive and physical factors and influences of a developing human from conception to death.
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Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:
Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:
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(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)
On Campus Course
Textbook: Lifespan Development: Lives in Context 2nd edition Tara L. Kuther
Supplies: pencil, pens, spiral notebook, and access to a computer. If you do not have your own computer, you will need to use AC computers located on the 4th floor of the Ware Student Commons or the Underground. . Exams and an assignment will be online.
1. Learn and gain mastery over the basic facts and research findings, terminology, principles, and theories important in the various areas of lifespan developmental psychology.
2. Develop understanding, skills, and techniques for analyzing human behavior using a scientific approach.
3. Gain a basic understanding of the interaction between genetic and environmental influences on human development.
4. Gain a basic understanding of physical, cognitive, emotional and social development across the lifespan.
5. Gain a basic understanding of family, school and work achievement, and death and dying as they apply to lifespan development.
6. Analyze current issues and controversies in the field of developmental psychology.
7. Practice and develop critical thinking skills, and written communications skills.
8. Find ways to apply psychological findings to everyday life.
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I expect you all to attend class, participate in class, be prepared for class, and respect everyone else who is the classroom. You need to check online Every Day to check for assignments and announcements regarding the class. Turn the ringer on your cell phones off. If you are waiting on an important call just let me know. If you need to leave the classroom to answer the phone please do. If they call again, I suggest you get your stuff and leave because obviously it is super important and you need to take care of your life. If you leave and come back, you have interrupted my class twice and that is kind of rude. NO texting, selfies or snap chat please! I like you to have access to your phone, you can look important things up on your phone and I think that is wonderful, just be respectful. If you do miss class it is your responsibility to get the material you missed. I will be giving assignments during class that will be due the next class so if you miss you will miss that assignment unless you contact me or someone else in the class. It is your responsibility!! I do not take make-up work or allow make-up exams. Each student is expected to engage in academic honesty and refrain from cheating and/or plagiarism. Having someone help you on your online exams is cheating!! All students are expected to be tolerant and respectful of other students. 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 950 possible points for the semester. I do not plan on changing the amount of points possible, but please check your points often and check online often in case there is a change. If the amount of points possible changes the amount of points needed to earn a certain grade will also change. You will be able to check your grade on AC Online. To calculate your grade you will divide the number of points you have earned (usually the smaller number) by the number of possible points that you could have earned in the class (the larger number). Grading will be on the standard grade scale:
100-90% = 950- 855 points and above A
89-80% = 854-760 points B
79-70% = 759-665 points C
69-60% = 664-570 points D
Below 60% = below 570 points F
The points will be earned:
500 points for exams (5 100 points exams and you get to replace your lowest exam with your highest exam score)
150 points social responsibility learning project
300 points for attendance and in class assignments throughout the 8 weeks.
Total points possible: 950 points
It is college, but it is an 8 week course, so you cannot skip. You will need to show up to pass the class. I will take attendance and we will do some assignments during our class and you will receive points. I understand that things come up, but please try you best to be in class and be on time!!! This class moves really quickly and if you miss once sometimes you feel very behind. Just come to class and everything will be easier. If something does come up please notify me immediately so we can work something out. Contacting me after the fact leaves me little room to work with you. I do not take late work and no make-up exams.
The instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus and/or calendar if needed.
Date Lesson/Lecture/ Assignments
Monday March 21st Welcome/ Introduction to developmental psychology
Tuesday March 22nd Chapter 1 Introduction
Wednesday March 23rd Finish chapter 1 and start chapter 2: Theories of development
Thursday March 24th Assignment on Theories of development
Monday March 28th Chapter 3 and chapter 4: Prenatal development, Birth and Infancy.
Tuesday March 29th Birth defect assignment
Wednesday March 30th Chapter 5 Infancy: Cognitive and Language development
Thursday March 31st Exam 1 in class. It will cover chapter 1-5. You will need a pencil. Once you finish the exam you will be able to leave
Monday April 4th Chapter 6: Infancy Emotional and Social development
Abuse vs. discipline assignment
Tuesday April 5th Chapter 7: Early childhood-Physical and cognitive development
Wednesday April 6th Chapter 8: Early childhood- Emotional and social development
Thursday April 8th Exam 2 in class. It will cover chapter 6-8. You will need a pencil. Once you finish the exam you will be able to leave
Monday April 11th Chapter 9: Middle Childhood- physical and cognitive development
Tuesday April 12th Chapter 10: Middle Childhood-Emotional and social development
Wednesday April 13th Debate topics over middle childhood
Thursday April 14th Debate topics over middle childhood
Monday April 18th Chapter 11: Adolescence- Physical and cognitive development
Tuesday April 19th Chapter 12: Adolescence- emotional and social development
Wednesday April 20th Adolescents and Suicide assignment
Thursday April 21st Exam 3 in class. It will cover chapter 9-12. You will need a pencil. Once you finish the exam you will be able to leave
Monday April 25th Chapter 13: Early adulthood- physical and cognitive development
Tuesday April 26th Chapter 14: Early adulthood- emotional and social development
Wednesday April 27th Middle Adulthood myth and reality chapter 15 and chapter 16
Social Learning Project is due Wednesday April 27th. This includes the 4 hours of community service and the essay portion all turned in online by 11:59 pm.
Thursday April 28th Exam 4 in class. It will cover chapter 13-16. You will need a pencil. Once you finish the exam you will be able to leave
Monday May 2nd Chapter 17: Late adulthood-physical and cognitive development
Tuesday May 3rd Chapter 18: Late adulthood- emotional and social development
Wednesday May 4th Chapter 19: Death and Dying
Your own development and life in review
Thursday May 5th Finish Your own development and life in review
Monday May 9th Exam 5 in class. It will cover chapter 17-19. This is your final. You will need a pencil. Once you finish the exam you will be able to leave
Good luck on your finals. Have a safe summer break!
I Hold office hour Monday-Thursday 8:00-8:50 am
The best way to reach me is my e-mail: email@example.com
IF you email me from within the class when I respond it will go to your gmail account. If you do not check your gmail account please email from the email you check. Just make sure you tell me what class you are in and your name as it appears in the class.
We can always try to set-up an appointment that will work for both of us. Email first and if I do not respond you can call (806)371-5192. When I am not in class I will be in my office willing to meet with you. Please just email and we can set up an official appointment to make sure we can get everything handled.
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