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Essential Objectives

Course Syllabus


Revision Date: 05-Jun-24
 

Fall 2024 | PSY-1050-VO01 - Human Growth & Development


Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-03-2024 to 12-16-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-16-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2024 - Refund Policy
This section is waitlisted (0). Please contact your nearest center for availability.

Faculty

Abby Gelfer
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Kate Hughes

General Education Requirements


This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
VSCS Social Sciences
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

This course is a survey of human growth and development throughout the life cycle including physical, cognitive, linguistic, ethical, and psychosocial dimensions.


Essential Objectives

1. Compare and contrast two major theories of developmental psychology.
2. Identify and discuss issues in human growth and development arising from differences in gender, race, and socioeconomic status.
3. Select one theory and discuss the major aspects of each stage of growth according to physical, cognitive, language, and social dimensions.
4. Explain how both environmental and genetic factors influence growth and development.
5. Apply the main concepts and principles of one developmental theory to the development of an individual.
6. Describe the process of empirical and ethical research (both cross-sectional and longitudinal) as it is commonly practiced and applied in the field of developmental psychology, including how that research informs contemporary issues.
7. Distinguish between fact and opinion, recognize unstated assumptions, and evaluate arguments according to the quality of supporting evidence in the literature.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources

This course uses one or more textbooks/books/simulations.

Fall 2024 textbook details will be available on 2024-05-20. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be specific to this class. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks/books.

PSY-1050-VO01 Link to Textbooks for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid Advance to purchase textbooks/books is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.


Methods

Weekly forum discussions

Student presentations

Films and videos

Case studies


Evaluation Criteria

30% class participation

10% Theories paper

10% Piaget interview

20% Autobiography

10% "Up" series paper

20% Research paper and presentation


Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Weekly Schedule


Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments
 

1

INTRODUCTIONS/GOALS/RESEARCH DESIGN

  

read posted articles

  

Introduction forum and discussion forum

 

2

THEORIES OF DEVELOPMENT

  

ESSENTIALS OF LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT by Santrock, chapter 1

  

open forum discussion

THEORIES PAPER due

 

3

BIOLOGICAL BEGINNINGS

  

ESSENTIALS OF LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT by Santrock, chapter 2

  

open forum discussion

chapter summary: YouTube review

 

4

INFANCY

  

ESSENTIALS OF LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT by Santrock, chapters 3 & 4

  

Advice to New Parents forum

open forum discussion

 

5

EARLY CHILDHOOD

  

ESSENTIALS OF LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT by Santrock, chapters 5 & 6

  

open forum discussion

chapter review: "YouTube Review"

 

6

MIDDLE CHILDHOOD

  

ESSENTIALS OF LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT by Santrock, chapters 7 & 8

  

Watch film: 7 UP

open forum discussion

PIAGET INTERVIEW due

chapter review: Haiku Review

 

7

ADOLESCENCE

  

ESSENTIALS OF LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENTby Santrock, chapters 9 & 10

  

watch film: 7&7

open forum discussion

 

8

EARLY ADULTHOOD

  

ESSENTIALS OF LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENTby Santrock, chapters 11 & 12

  

excerpts from 21 UP

open forum discussion

AUTOBIOGRAPHY due

 

9

THE "30s TRANSITION"

  

assignment readings

  

excerpts from 28 UP and 35 UP

open forum discussion

 

10

MIDDLE ADULTHOOD

  

ESSENTIALS OF LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENTby Santrock, chapters 13 & 14

  

excerpts from 56 UP

open forum discussion

chapter review: Haiku Review

 

11

LATE ADULTHOOD

  

ESSENTIALS OF LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENTby Santrock, chapters 15

  

open forum discussion

"1 UP" PAPER due

 

12

LATE ADULTHOOD

  

ESSENTIALS OF LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENTby Santrock, chapter 16

  

open forum discussion

 

13

DYING AND SPIRITUALITY

  

ESSENTIALS OF LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENTby Santrock, chapter 17

  

open forum discussion

chapter review: Haiku Review

 

14

RESEARCH PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

    

RESEARCH PAPER due

 

15

SUMMING UP

  

assigned articles

  

RESEARCH PRESENTATION DUE

open forum discussion

 

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.


Participation Expectations

To earn full participation points for the week, students should:

  • Read the assigned material and demonstrate an understanding of those resources in your assignments and posts.
  • Post an original response to the weekly prompt(s) before Friday at midnight (11:59 PM) and a minimum of two responses to peers before Monday at NOON. You are welcome to post early and/or more frequently, as your schedule allows, but you will not receive full credit if you do not meet these minimum requirements and/or deadlines.
  • Posts should be substantive and demonstrate college-level writing. A substantive post references the reading or another appropriate source.


Missing & Late Work Policy

Late papers are accepted with a 10 point late penalty per week late. However, late weekly posts are not accepted.


Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


Academic Integrity


CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.