PSY-317-AUG11(4)

PSY-317-AUG11(4) - D irected I ndependent A dult L earning...

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Unformatted text preview: D irected I ndependent A dult L earning COURSE SYLLABUS WORLDS OF CHILDHOOD PSY-317-GS Course Syllabus WORLDS OF CHILDHOOD PSY-317-GS ©Thomas Edison State College August 2011 S-3 Course Essentials Worlds of Childhood looks at development in context, showing that the intersecting worlds of family, neighborhood, school, and culture are no less important than biology in understanding the growth of children. Objectives After completing Worlds of Childhood, you should be able to: Describe basic concepts, theories, and data about child and adolescent development. Analyze those concepts and theories. Evaluate carefully and thoughtfully data derived from research on children. Explain the importance and examine the difficulty of answering social policy questions about children’s welfare. For those of you who are not already parents, this course also has the goal of providing exposure to real live children. It is hoped that you may come away not only with a sense of their complexity but also with a feeling of fascination and pleasure in their company. Course Materials In addition to the Course Syllabus, you will need the following materials to do the work of the course. All of these materials are available from the textbook supplier, MBS Direct. Textbook The Developing Child, 12th ed., by Helen Bee and Denise Boyd (Boston: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2010). ISBN-13: 978-0-205-68593-6 S-4 Course Structure Worlds of Childhood is a 3-credit, 12-week course consisting of weekly reading assignments, ten (10) written assignments, and two (2) examinations. Weekly study assignments include textbook readings (see the "Course Calendar"). In the weeks in which you are not scheduled to take an examination, you will complete a written assignment and submit it to your mentor for correction and grading. The course requires you to take two examinations, a midterm and a final. Written Assignments The ten (10) written assignments in the course are built around associated lessons. Complete all parts of every question. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the "Written Assignments" section of the syllabus, and read through the assignment questions before you begin the reading. Your answers to the assignment questions should be well developed and convey your understanding of the course materials....
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