BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE College of Humanities and Social Sciences Human Development Life Span, Psychology 1100 (005, 010, 151) Spring Semester 2019 Class Information Instructor Semester Dates: 1/7/2019 to 5/02/2019 Dr. Cameron Hopkin Class Days: Tues/Thurs Behavioral Science Adjunct Faculty Class Time: 10 AM, 11:30 AM, 2:30 PM Email: [email protected] Class room: EE 111, CB 416, CB 307 Office hours by appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class covers an integrated approach to human development from conception and birth to middle age, old age and death. Students will examine their own growth and developmental patterns and learn to understand the characteristics of various developmental stages. The major physical, cognitive and psychosocial themes and issues of human development over the lifespan will be taught and discussed. REQUIRED TEXT: ): Berger, K. S. (2018). Invitation to the life span (4th ed.). New York: Worth Publishers. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Through the study and discussion of human development students will gain understanding and insights about their own lives and development within the three domains and insights into the lives of others. STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: Students who need accommodations because of a disability should contact the UVU Accessibility Services Department (ASD), located on the Orem Campus, in LC 312. To schedule an appointment, or speak with a counselor, call the ASD office at 801-863-8747, or for Deaf/Hard of Hearing individuals, use the video phone number, 886-760-1819. ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: This course upholds the Students’ Rights and Responsibilities Code, Section VII-D, “ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITES.” You are expected to do your own work on assignments and examinations unless they are designed as collaborative efforts. IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN ANY FORM OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY, YOU WILL RECEIVE A GRADE OF ZERO FOR THAT ASSIGNMENT OR EXAM AND YOU MAY BE REPORTED TO THE DEAN FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION. CLASS TIME: Class lecture time will be used to elaborate on the themes of chapters with supplemental or related information. The lectures are not intended to be a substitute for the readings nor will they revisit all of the content from the textbook. Students are expected to be prepared to participate in class lectures so that everyone can have a more rich and meaningful academic experience. ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION: Attendance is worth 15% of your grade. The research is very clear that class attendance = better grades and better mastery of the material. I will pass around an attendance sheet to check off in class. Please do not check in for anyone but yourself. LATE ASSIGNMENTS: Please be organized! Keep track of assignment due dates and turn things in on time. Since there are various ways of earning points in the class, due dates will be adhered to. If you miss a due date, refer to the late assignment grade deductions. CANVAS: We will be using the course management system Canvas throughout the semester. If you are unfamiliar with Canvas, then we will spend some time helping you get up to speed on it. Assignments will be submitted through Canvas and quizzes will be taken through Canvas. This also helps us to be more “green” as we use less paper in the process. GRADING SCALE: 93-100 = A 90-92 = A87-89 = B+ 83-86 = B 80-82 = B77-79 = C+ 73-76 = C 70-72 = C67-69 = D+ 63-66 = D 60-62 = D0-59 = E Your final grade in the course is based on five categories: Attendance 15% Online Quizzes (5) 25% Essays (2) 25% Midterm 20% Final 20% *Late assignments will be accepted up to 5 days late with a 20% reduction in score each day. Essays are to be turned in via Canvas. GRADING: We will be using Rubrics for essay grading and assessment throughout the semester. Points are assigned and used for grading and assessment. Feedback describes present skills and indicates areas of improvement. The following is an example of such a Rubric. Analytic Rubric for Grading Organization Below Expectations Satisfactory Exemplary No apparent organization. Carefully organized and provides convincing evidence to support conclusions. Evidence is not used to support assertions. (0-10) Has a focus and provides some evidence which supports conclusions. (10-20) (20-30) Content The content is inaccurate or overly general. Readers are unlikely to learn anything or may be misled. (0-20) The content is generally accurate, but incomplete. Readers may learn some isolated facts, but they are unlikely to gain new insights about the topic. The content is accurate and complete. Readers are likely to gain new insights about the topic. (30-40) (20-30) Style Does not respond to the assignment appropriately. Below college level content. Many grammatical errors. No clear style. (0-10) Total Score: Responds reasonably to the assignment. Mostly college level content. Style is fairly consistent throughout. Has some grammatical errors. Responds appropriately to the assignment. College level content. Clear, readable style. Uses correct grammatical mechanics. (10-20) (20-30) Score We will be using rubric grading on the essay assignments. You will be aware of the expectations and points available and will receive feedback with each assignment. EXAMS: Midterm and final exams will be administered in class. They are 50 questions each, Multiple choice, scantrons provided (you must supply the pencil). *Make up tests and quizzes will only be allowed in cases of emergencies WITH DOCUMENTATION: funerals of a family member, a hospitalization of yourself or an immediate family member, if you have a baby or if you get married, you can make up a test with documentation if you make arrangements for it as soon as possible. You CANNOT make up a test due to work or travel reasons, so make arrangements ahead of time for this class. Let me know in the beginning of the class if you will be requiring ADA accommodations. See the end of the syllabus for ADA guidelines. ONLINE QUIZZES There will be 5 online Quizzes, 10 multiple choice questions each. They will be administered through Canvas and will be available for 24 hours on the day they are due. You have one attempt to do the quiz, but your time is unlimited. You will have access to your results after midnight that day. Make up quizzes will be allowed only in the situations outlines under the EXAMS section. ESSAY ASSIGNMENTS: *If you are not familiar with writing essays in APA format, please address this on your own or by asking questions about APA style ahead of the Essay due date. We will go over what is generally expected of you when writing APA papers in this course during class time. *You will have to have the subject or his/her parent sign a CONSENT FORM ahead of time for each observation essay assignment saying that it is okay for them to be interviewed/observed for that assignment. I will provide the waiver forms. Infant/Early Childhood/Middle Childhood Observation Essay Assignment Observe (or interview) either a child under 2 years old, an individual in early childhood, or an individual in middle childhood. Take notes from your observation. Then write a 2 page paper in APA format about what stage of development you see that this individual is in, based on our readings and classes. Cite your textbook. One additional source is required in this paper (i.e. relevant news article, text, or scholarly journal article), and you must also cite that. Adolescence/Adulthood/Late Adulthood Essay Assignment Observe or interview either a person in adolescence, adulthood, or late adulthood. Take notes. Then write a 2 page paper in APA format about what stage of development this individual is in based on our textbook readings & classroom lectures. Cite your textbook. One additional scholarly journal article is required in this paper, and you must also cite that. CLASS SCHEDULE Date 8-Jan 10-Jan 15-Jan 17-Jan 22-Jan 24-Jan 29-Jan 31-Jan 5-Feb 7-Feb 12-Feb 14-Feb 19-Feb 21-Feb 26-Feb 28-Feb 5-Mar 7-Mar 12-Mar 14-Mar 19-Mar 21-Mar 26-Mar 28-Mar 2-Apr 4-Apr 9-Apr 11-Apr Day Tues Thurs Tues Thurs Tues Thurs Tues Thurs Tues Thurs Tues Thurs Tues Thurs Tues Thurs Tues Thurs Tues Thurs Tues Thurs Tues Thurs Tues Thurs Tues Thurs Topic Intro/Ch. 1 Ch. 1 Ch. 2 Ch. 2 Ch. 3 Ch. 4 Ch. 4 Ch. 5 Ch. 6 Ch. 6 Ch. 7 Ch. 7 Ch. 8 Ch. 8 Exam 1 Ch. 9 Ch. 9 Ch. 10 Ch. 10 Ch. 11 SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK Ch. 11 Ch. 12 Ch. 12 Ch. 13 Ch. 13 Ch. 14 Due Quiz 1 & 2 Quiz 3 Quiz 4 Quiz 5 Quiz 6 Quiz 7 Essay 1 Quiz 8 Quiz 9 Quiz 10 Quiz 11 Quiz 12 Quiz 13 Quiz 14 16-Apr 18-Apr 23-Apr 25-Apr Tues Thurs Tues Thurs Ch. 14 Ch. 15 Ch. 15 Exam 2 Quiz 15 Essay 2 NOTE: I reserve the right to make changes to any aspect of the syllabus. If changes occur, I will make every effort to provide timely, advanced notice.