PSY 220 Syllabus

PSY 220 Syllabus - PSY 220 Child Development Spring 2008...

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PSY 220 – Child Development Spring 2008 Wednesdays 6:00-8:30pm Instructor: Meghan Smith Office: Wilkins 137 Email: msmith11@su.edu Office Hours: Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm By Appointment Only Required Textbook Berk, L.E. (2006). Child Development (7 th Edition). New York: Allyn and Bacon This course is a study of the stages and processes of child development from conception through adolescence. It seeks to promote critical thinking in students, as well as a greater understanding of the concepts and theories of social, physical, and cognitive development. Although the focus of this course is on normal development, developmental issues related to various developmental disabilities and issues will also be discussed throughout the semester. For example, issues like substance abuse, child abuse, mental retardation, attention deficit disorders, and family disruptions are discussed where appropriate throughout the semester. Because writing is also an important part element of your education, this course includes written assignments and essays as evaluative tools. For a list of Virginia State Licensure competencies for teacher education covered by this course, see the final page of this syllabus. The course format will consist of lectures, class discussions, videos, and in class activities. Assignments and Exams You will have three non-comprehensive exams, each of which will consist of multiple choice, short answer, and “fill in the blank” style questions. All three exams will be taken from material covered in class, in class activities, and material in the text. Each exam is worth 100 points. You will have one-5 page paper for this course, due 4/16/2008. More information will be discussed in class and posted on Blackboard. The topic of this paper will be on applying Child Development theories into everyday practice. You will be asked to turn in your topic via email by 1/30/2008. This paper is worth 100 points. You will have 10 in-class activities throughout the semester. Note that dates with an asterisk on
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at Shenandoah.

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PSY 220 Syllabus - PSY 220 Child Development Spring 2008...

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