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EDF Syllabus Spring 2008 - EDF 3110 Section 1573-Human...

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EDF 3110 – Section 1573 -Human Growth and Development Course Syllabus, Spring 2008 Instructor: Ana Carolina Useche Office: Room 352 Norman Hall Phone: 352-392-0726 ext.272 e-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: Mondays 2 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. http://lss.at.ufl.edu/ Textbook Berger, K. S. (2005). The developing person through the life span (6th ed.). New York: Worth. Course Objectives and Goals This course will examine human growth and development across the lifespan, focusing on the biological, cognitive, and socioemotional processes that shape development. This course will also explore important issues and conflicts in life-span developmental theory and research. Further, this course is designed to help students consider the potential impact this information may have on their personal and professional lives. The goals of this course are to provide experiences that will enable students to acquire a working knowledge of contemporary theories and principles of human development. gain familiarity with key concepts and terms employed by specialists in the field. understand the ways in which knowledge of human development is produced, evaluated, and applied by scientists and practitioners. apply concepts from developmental psychology and build interpersonal skills by volunteering at a local human service agency demonstrate mastery of the requirements for Indicator 7.1 and 5.1 of the Educator Assessment System (assessed through performance on Exam II and documented on the university’s EAS records). Basis for Grades 1 Exam 40 points 2 EAS Exam 45 points 3 Exam 45 points Volunteer Project 50 points Attendance/Participation 25 points Research Requirement Completed Grading Scale = A (90%) = C (70%) = B+ (85%) = D+ (65%) = B (80%) = D (60%) = C+ (75%) = E
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Grading Policies : To be fair to all students in this class, all assignments are due on time at the beginning of class. Late papers (that is, the Volunteer Project paper) will lose one letter grade for each day late (e.g., a B+ project will become a C+ project if it is turned in a day late). No exams will be given early. Make-up exams will only be given in case of emergency IF a student notifies me BEFORE the exam is given and provides appropriate supporting documentation for the absence. Otherwise, the student will receive a zero for the missed exam. Caps and hats should not be worn during exams, and cell phones must be turned off and out of sight during exams. Course Requirements (a) Attendance/Class Participation Policy: Active engagement in class is required, which includes (a) coming to class prepared. Students are expected to complete all assigned readings and activities prior to each class. Class participation and discussions are a major component of this course and require adequate preparation outside of the classroom. You are responsible for all content whether you are present or not (e.g., schedule changes, readings, assignment instructions).
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