HDFS 2113 Syllabus Fall 2011 072911

HDFS 2113 Syllabus Fall 2011 072911 - HDFS 2113 Lifespan...

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HDFS 2113 – Lifespan Human Development Fall 2011 – 3 Credits Instructor: Dr. Michael Criss Office: HES 322 Phone: 744-4325 E-mail: hdfs2113@gmail.com Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00-1:00 (or by appointment) Teaching Assistants: TBA Textbook (required) : Santrock, J. W. (2010) A topical approach to life-span development (5th Edition) . New York City: McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 9780073370934 Course Description : This course is designed to be an overview of theoretical and research-based understandings of human development across the life course. Principles of development as well as dynamics of human behavior and relationships – especially family relationships – will be explored. A topical approach is taken to allow students to see how broad concepts of development apply to different stages of life. A global, multicultural approach is taken to foster student appreciation for development as it takes place in diverse cultures across the world. Course Objectives : 1. Understand the physical, cognitive, and socioemotional processes of development across the lifespan. 2. Recognize the interrelatedness of the developing individual and the social contexts of family, peer, and work. 3. Explore the diversity of human development through the consideration of cultural differences. Course Requirements : Interview Paper (IP; 40 points): For this 5-page paper, you will interview two people and discuss whether their lives are consistent or not consistent with each other and with your initial expectations. Each IP component must be submitted using the dropbox function on D2L. None of the components will be accepted in person or via e-mail. Each IP component must be completed individually and must be your own work. Any evidence of collaboration (e.g., copying), outside assistance,
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plagiarism or any forms of academic dishonesty will result in an “F!” for the course and will be reported to university officials. Please refer to the IP Handout for further details and deadlines. Exams (40 points each): There will be three non-cumulative (i.e., non-comprehensive) exams that will be given this semester. The exams will cover all assigned readings, lecture material, handouts, and videos. Each exam will consist of True or False and Multiple Choice. The final exam will not be comprehensive but will cover the last portion of the course material. All exams will be machine-scored. If an exam is returned for hand scoring, 5 points will be deducted from that exam score. For each exam, you must bring a #2 pencil and a photo ID (scantron sheets will be provided). Your exam will NOT be scored unless you show a photo ID. Any evidence of cheating on the exams will result in an “F!” in the course. 2
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Grading Summary : Interview Paper Exam #1 Exam #2 Exam #3 Total 40 points 40 points 40 points 40 points 160 points Grading Scale : A = 144 and above B = 128-143 C = 112-127 D = 96-111 F = 95 and below
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Course Policies : Attendance is not a requirement but is strongly recommended and is typically related to final course grade.
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