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Essential Objectives

Course Syllabus


Revision Date: 25-Jun-24
 

Fall 2024 | PSY-1050-VO04 - 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
Open Seats: 5 (as of 07-19-24 8:05 PM)
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Faculty

Christian Berry
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Gilberto Diaz Santos

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-VO04 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

§ Assigned readings

§ Discussion Forum Participation

§ Response Journal Assignments*

§ Mid-Semester Paper*

§ Final Research Paper*

§ Weekly Quiz


Evaluation Criteria

Your gradewill be comprised of these parts:

Class Participation / Discussion = 40 percent

Response Journal Assignments = 10 percent

Mid-Semester Paper =20 percent

Final Research Paper = 20 percent

Weekly Quizzes = 10 percent


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

Week 1: Getting Started – The Beginnings: The Science of Human Development

  

Read Chapter 1

  

Participate in class discussion (as a reminder, attendance is not the same as participation)

Take Week One Quiz

 

2

The Beginnings: From Conception to Birth

  

Review Chapter 2 prior to class

  

Participate in class discussion/activities

Take Week Two Quiz

 

3

The First Two Years: Body and Mind

  

Review Chapter 3 prior to class

  

Write response paper 1

Participate in class discussion/activities

Take Week Three Quiz

 

4

The First Two Years: The Social World

  

Review Chapter 4 prior to class

  

Participate in class discussion / activities

Take Week Four Quiz

 

5

Early Childhood: Body and Mind

  

Review Chapter 5 prior to class

  

Write response paper 2

Participate in class discussion / activities

Take Week Five Quiz

 

6

Early Childhood: The Social World

  

Review Chapter 6 prior to class

  

Participate in class discussion / activities

Take Week Six Quiz

 

7

Middle Childhood: Body and Mind

  

Review Chapter 7 prior to class

  

Participate in class discussion / activities

Take Week Seven Quiz

 

8

Middle Childhood: The Social World

  

Review Chapter 8 prior to class

  

Participate in class discussion / activities

Take Week Eight Quiz

Mid-Term Presentations

 

9

Adolescence: Body and Mind

  

Review Chapter 9 prior to class

  

Participate in class discussion / activities

Take Week Nine Quiz

Mid-Term Presentations

 

10

Adolescence: The Social World

  

Review Chapter 10 prior to class

  

Participate in class discussion / activities

Take Week Ten Quiz

 

11

Adulthood: Emerging Adulthood

  

Review Chapter 11 prior to class

  

Participate in class discussion / activities

Take Week Eleven Quiz

 

12

Adulthood: Body and Mind

Adulthood: The Social World

  

Review Chapters 12 and 13 prior to class

  

Participate in class discussion / activities

Take Week Twelve & Week Thirteen Quiz

Write response paper 3

 

13

Late Adulthood: Body and Mind

  

Review Chapter 14 prior to class

  

Participate in class discussion / activities

Take Week Fourteen Quiz

 

14

Late Adulthood: The Social World & Epilogue: Death & Dying

  

Review Chapter 15 and Epilogue prior to class

  

Submit Final Research Paper

Participate in class discussion / activities

Review Chapter 15 and Epilogue prior to class

Take Week Fifteen Quiz

After class: Please check grades and written evaluations and leave feedback on my performance. Thank you for your participation!

 

15

Week 15: Late Adulthood: The Social World & Epilogue: Death & Dying

    

SubmitFinal Research Paper

Participatein class discussion / activities

ReviewChapter 15 and Epilogue prior to class

TakeWeek Fifteen Quiz

Checkfor announcements periodically throughout the week

After class: Please check grades and written evaluations and leave feedback on my

performance.Thank youfor your participation!

 

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

Participation vs. Attendance

Full participation requires active and thoughtful engagement in class each week. The following habits and skills are important. You'll have the opportunity to self-assess and receive instructor feedback on each of these areas at the mid-point and the end of the semester. In order to receive the maximum of 3 discussion points, you must meet the areas noted below. Logging into class but not participating in the discussions, activities, etc. will result in a non-passing grade.

  • Complete all of the week's reading and assignments before the due date noted in the syllabus.
  • Respond to others via the discussion board attentively and with an open mind. Your initial posts and responses must be substantive in order to receive full credit for the discussion.
  • Positively contribute to class discussions and activities.
  • Ask questions and seek help when you need it.
  • Challenge yourself to do your best work.


Missing & Late Work Policy

Late Assignments

· Assignments (quizzes and response journals) are due by the deadline noted on the syllabus, even when you need to be absent from class. Your work should be submitted via Canvas by the deadline noted on the syllabus.

· Please note, if you miss class, you will not be able to make-up the weekly discussion. In this instance we may discuss an alternate assignment for partial credit.

· Late work is not accepted, except in emergency situations. In case of an extenuating circumstance, please communicate with me as early as you can about the need to miss class and/or assignments.


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.