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Revision Date: 01-May-20

PSY-1050-VU01 - Human Growth & Development


Online Class


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


Synonym: 185077

Location: Winooski - Meets Online

Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 05-26-2020 to 08-17-2020
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-14-2020 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Dianne Coffey | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Human Behavior
    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 page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

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Course Description:

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 class.
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 research (both cross-sectional and longitudinal) as it is commonly practiced by the developmental psychologist.
7. Distinguish between fact and opinion, recognize unstated assumptions, and evaluate arguments according to the quality of supporting evidence in the literature.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

Required Textbook:

Berger, K. S. (2019). Invitation to the life span (4th ed.). New York: Worth Publishers.

This textbook is available in a variety of print and digital formats; choose the one that works best for you.

Make sure you buy the 4th edition.

Methods:

Methods of learning may include:

  • textbook & other readings;
  • PowerPoint "lectures";
  • class discussions;
  • application assignments;
  • online and library research;
  • short presentations; and
  • films/videos and literature.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • active participation in discussions;
  • chapter quizzes;
  • midterm and final exams;
  • a presentation to the class; and
  • application assignments.

Grading Criteria:

Grades are based on the following point system:

93 – 100 A

90 – 92 A-

87 – 89 B+

84 – 86 B

80 – 83 B-

77 – 79 C+

74 – 76 C

70 – 73 C-

67 – 69 D+

64 – 66 D

60 – 63 D-

< 60 F

Textbooks:

Summer 2020 textbook data will be available on April 6. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

PSY-1050-VU01 Textbooks.

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

Contact Faculty:

Email: Dianne Coffey
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Gilberto Diaz Santos

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 Honesty: 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.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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