Human Growth and Development - Cloud County Community College

Fall 2010 Syllabus
HE141 / SS105
Human Growth and Development
3 Credit Hours
Lifespan Development
By Boyd and Bee
Division of Social Science
Instructor: Marty Doyle
The learning outcomes and competencies detailed in this syllabus meet, or exceed, the learning
outcomes and competencies specified by the Kansas Core Outcomes Project for this course, as
sanctioned by the Kansas Board of Regents.
Human Growth and Development
Fall 2010
Course Number: SS 105/HE 141
Time & Day: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-11 / 12-1:30
Location: Room 221
Instructor: Marty Doyle
Phone: 785-243-1986 ---- Cell: 785-275-1186
E-mail: [email protected]
Office hours: By arrangement
Course Description: Presents research and theories regarding human growth and change across the life span. Topics
include: developmental theories; infant perception, attachment, language development, theory of the mind, memory
development, peer relations, schools and the family; identity and the adolescent transition, young adulthood and
relationships, and middle and late adulthood. (ACT reading level 19 suggested.) (Dual listing with Home Economics.)
Method of Evaluation/Grading:
1. Students will be tested on their knowledge of the material with quizzes given throughout the semester. (50%)
2. A midterm examination will be given at the middle of the semester. (9%)
3. A final examination will be given at the end of the semester to determine students’ knowledge and comprehension of
material. (9%)
4. Assigned homework, reports, and response papers will be submitted throughout the semester. A user name and
password will be assigned at the beginning of the semester as most of the assigned homework, reports and response
papers will be submitted via “blackboard”. (22%)
5. A paper will be completed focusing on an interview of an individual at any point in his/her lifespan with a
comparison to various theories on human growth and development. The opportunity to share this paper may be made
available via a chat room and or classroom experience. (10%)
6. Attendance is an integral part of each student’s grade. If no more than 2 unexcused class absences occur (prior
notification not received), 1 point will be added to the final grade.
Grading Scale:
100% - 90% A
89% - 80% B
79& - 70% C
69% - 60% D
59% and below F
Teaching Methods: Lecture, discussion, and interactive exercises
Assignment Policy: Assignments will only be accepted on the date due unless prior arrangements have been made. If
for some unforeseen reason, a quiz/exam is missed, it must be made up within a two week period or a grade of zero will
be recorded. This policy also applies to any homework and /or reports.
Academic Integrity
It is imperative that each student does his/her work. The following policy will apply to all students in class.
Infractions of academic integrity (honesty) shall include:
* Using another student’s work without giving the student credit for the work. In other words, taking someone’s
else’s file and placing your name and claiming it is yours, using another student’s quiz, or help on a quiz/exam.
* Giving another student your file(s) knowing that he/she intends to turn it in as his/her own creation, giving another
Student your quiz, or help on a quiz/exam.
It is not an infraction of the policy to help another student understand how to do an assignment if he/she does the work
himself/herself with your assistance.
“Cheating means getting unauthorized help on an assignment, quiz, or examination.”
1. You must not receive from any other students or give to any other students any information, answers, or help during
an exam.
2. You must not use unauthorized sources for answers during an exam. You must not take notes or books to the exam
when such aids are forbidden, and you must not refer to any book or notes while you are taking the exam unless the
instructor indicates it is an “open book” exam.
3. You must not obtain exam questions illegally before an exam or tamper with an exam after it has been corrected.
Materials taken from “Academic Dishonesty in Our Classrooms.” Instructional Exchange. 1990, 2 (2), 1-4
(Newsletter available from the Office of University Assessment and Intellectual Skills Program, Western Michigan
“Plagiarism” means submitting work as your own that is someone else’s. For example, copying material from a book the
Internet, or another source without acknowledging that the words or ideas are someone else’s and not your own is
plagiarism. If you copy an author’s words exactly, treat the passage as a direct quotation and supply the appropriate
citation. If you use someone else’s ideas, even if you paraphrase the wording, appropriate credit should be given. You
have committed plagiarism if you purchase a term paper or submit a paper as your own that you did not write.
Penalties for Infractions:
Consequences for academic dishonesty will result in the student receiving no credit for the examination, quiz,
assignment, or research paper.
Attendance Policy: Attendance is an integral part of each student’s grade. (2%) If more than 2 unexcused absences
occur, the 2% grade is a zero.
Respect for the other students in the classroom and for the instructor will be expected. Respect includes not speaking
while the instructor or a student is discussing the current topics during lecture or class discussions. Students will also
refrain from talking during time in class that is devoted to written assignments. A student’s cell phone and iPod are not
to be used during class time. Cell phones need to be turned off during class time.
Examination Policy:
Make-up examinations and quizzes can be taken in the LSC. Students needing a make-up quiz will need to confirm
their intent with the instructor and the LSC.
Instructor Assistance:
Office hours are listed on the syllabus. Additional office times can be set up for student meetings upon appointment.
Tutor Assistance:
Tutors are available in the Learning Skills Center. Contact the Learning Skills Center for more information.
Incomplete Policy:
Students will not be given an incomplete grade in the course without sound reason and documented as described in the
Student Handbook. The incomplete must be made up with the instructor assigning the incomplete and must be
completed the semester following the semester in which the class was taken. Refer to the student handbook for a
complete explanation.
Academic Complaints:
Cloud County Community College has an Academic Due Process Policy to address any student academic complaints.
For any unresolved complaints, the policy can be obtained from the Academic Affairs Office.
Department Goals :
Goal 1: Knowledge Base of the Field of Human Growth and Development.
Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, and theoretical perspectives in the field of human growth and
1.1 Characterize the theories of development: Piaget, Erickson, Kohlberg, and
behavioral and social learning.
1.2 Be able to describe the major stages of human growth and development.
1.3 Be able to describe appropriate behavioral expectations and developmental tasks
associated with each major stage of development.
1.4 Be able to discuss (pro and con) the basic issues of the nature/nurture controversies.
Assessment will include objective tests, essay questions, and written products.
Course Goal 2: Critical Thinking in Education
Respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and when possible, the scientific method
to solve problems related to the educating of students.
2.1 Use critical thinking effectively.
2.2 Engage in creative thinking.
2.3 Use reasoning to recognize, develop, defend, and criticize arguments and other persuasive ideas.
Assessment will include objective tests, essay questions, and written products.
Course Goal 3: Application of Human Growth and Development
Understand and apply human growth and development principles and philosophy to every day life.
3.1 Identify concept, theories, and philosophies in every day life.
Assessment will include objective tests, essay questions, reports, and written products.
Course Goal 4: Research Methods Used in Human Growth and Development
Demonstrate familiarity of research methods used in human growth and development
4.1 Be able to differentiate and define cross-sectional, longitudinal, and sequential designs.
Assessment will include objective tests, essay questions, and written products.
Course Goal 5: Sociocultural Awareness
Demonstrate a knowledge of cultural experiences and expressions by exhibiting knowledge of the
variability of human behavior.
5.1 Identify different cultural responses to environmental demands.
5.2 Demonstrate an understanding of cultural factors that contribute to varying responses to
environmental demands.
5.3 Analyze and evaluate a variety of ways in which different cultures express their beliefs.
Assessment will include objective tests, essay questions, and written products.
Assessment Rubric for Human Growth and Development Outcomes
Objective Tests
Unable to identify
most items, less
than 60% score
Able to
identify 75%
or more of
identification of
Written Products
about main
idea no supporting
thesis, but few
supporting facts
Clearly stated
thesis, supported
by effective,
relevant facts
Essay Tests
Personal Reflections
Unable to clearly
answer questions,
confused about
Able to answer
some questions,
somewhat unclear
about terms
Excellent answers
to questions with
clear definitions
of terms
COURSE GOALS (Student Learning Outcomes):
1. Discuss the major theories of development.
2. Understand developmental tasks associated with the stages of development.
3. Be able to contrast major theories with an individual that is studied over the course of the semester.
Assessment of Course Goals:
The assessment of course goals will be with quizzes, examinations, homework assignments, reaction papers, a
presentation, and a research paper.
Accommodation for disability:
If you need academic adjustments for any type of disability, see your instructor during office hours or make an
appointment. Students also may contact the Director of Advisement and Counseling, located in the Advisement Center.
In case of extremely severe weather, the college may close. The following radio and TV stations will be notified:
1390 AM
92.1 FM
1190 AM
Chan. 13
Chan. 10
100.9 FM Clay Center
89.5 FM Hutchison
1150 AM Salina
Chan. 12 Wichita
Notification will also be placed on the internet at A text message will also be sent out on the
Emergency Text Messaging System for the students who have signed up for it.
Students should call the switchboard at 800-729-5101 or 785-243-2435 if they are unable to attend class due to
hazardous conditions. Night class and off campus class cancellations are left to the discretion of the instructor.
When alarms are sounded or crisis conditions arise, you will be instructed to move to a designated safe area or to remain
in the classroom until the crisis has passed. If you are informed to leave the room, take as many of your personal
belongings as time permits. Cell phones and other electronic devices are only to be used once you arrive in the safe area
outside the building. Students requiring special assistance will be the responsibility of the instructor or staff person.
Systems of alert for tornado or bomb threat: PA system, phone, or staff interruption of class. In case of fire, the alarm
will sound.
If directed to leave the building, evacuate to the soccer field unless an alternate safe location has been designated.