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Revision Date: 07-Jun-24
 

Fall 2024 | PSY-1050-VU01 - Human Growth & Development


In Person Class

Standard courses meet in person at CCV centers, typically once each week for the duration of the semester.

Location: Winooski
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Monday, 06:00P - 08:45P
Semester Dates: 09-09-2024 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 07-24-24 8:05 PM)
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Faculty

Brendan Finn
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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-VU01 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.


Artificial Intelligence(AI) Policy Statement

CCV recognizes that artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI tools are widely available and becoming embedded in many online writing and creative applications.

Prohibited: The use of generative AI is not allowed in this course, with the exception of spellcheck, grammar check and similar tools. This course rests in the value of students engaging in the learning process without relying on AI-generated content. Students will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills independently, owning their learning journey from start to finish. If you use these tools, your actions would be considered academically dishonest and a violation of CCV's Academic Integrity Policy.


Methods

A variety of instructional methods will be employed including lecture, discussion, and video presentation.


Evaluation Criteria

Students will be evaluated through exams, attendance/participation, and a short written paper. Evaluation will be through the earning of points. There will be five exams worth 40 points each (total 200 points). Exams may be multiple choice, fill in the blank, short answer, and essay. They may be traditional, in-class(individually or in groups), take-home, or open book at times. Review of material will occur before each exam and students will be apprised of key information.

Students will be expected to attend each class and be participating. Active participation means listening and being involved in discussions and group work. Each class will be worth 8 points (total 120 points). A short paper of three to four pages in length and at least two references will be required for a total of 40 points. The topic must be related to human growth and development. Topics are due for approval on Oct. 22nd. The paper will be due on Dec. 2nd.


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

Study of Human Development

  

Introduction, Chapter 1

  
 

2

Theory and Research

  

Chapter 2

  
 

3

Forming a New Life

  

Chapter 3, Review for Exam 1

  
 

4

Development Age 0-3 Years

  

Exam 1 Chapters 1-3, Chapter 4

  
 

5

Development Age 0-3 Years

  

Chapters 5-6

  
 

6

Early Childhood Development

  

Chapters 7-8, Review for Exam 2

  
 

7

Development Middle Childhood

  

Exam 2: Chapters 4-8, Chapter 9

  
 

8

Development Middle Chilhood and Adolescence

  

Chapter 10-11, Topic for Paper Due

  
 

9

Development Young Adulthood

  

Chapter 12-13, Review Exam 3

  
 

10

Development Yound Adults

  

Exam 3: Chapters 9-13, Chapter 14

  
 

11

Development Middle Adulthood

  

Chapter 15-16

  
 

12

Development Late Adulthood

  

Chapter 17, Paper Due, Review Exam 4

  
 

13

Development Late Adulthood

  

Exam 4: Chapters 15-17, Chapter 18

  
 

14

Death and Bereavement

  

Chapter 19

  
 

15

Final Exam/Adjournment

  

Exam 5: Chapters 18-19

  
 

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.

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.