PSYCHOLOGY 2314
Life Span Growth and Development
Campus/ITV

Western Texas College
Department of Social Sciences

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description - Life-Span Growth and Development is a study of social, emotional, cognitive and physical factors and influences of a developing human from conception to death. (Rd, Wtg)
    2. Prerequisites – Student should be TSI complete in reading and writing.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. (Communication Skills) Student will describe the stages of the developing person at different period of the life span from birth to death.
    2. (Critical Thinking Skills) Student will explain the biosocial, cognitive, and psychological influences throughout the life span as an ongoing set of processes, involving continuity and change.
    3. (Social Responsibility) Student will discuss the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that affect the development process of the individual.
    4. (Personal Responsibility) Student will identify factors of responsible personal behavior with regards to issues such as sexual activity, substance abuse, marriage and parenting.
    5. (Empirical and Quantitative Skills) Identify examples of some of the cultural and ethnic differences that influence development throughout the lifespan.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Exams – There will be at least four (4) examinations, including the final examinations.Additionally there will reading quizzes for each chapter of the chosen textbook. These exams will be primarily multiple choice, in nature.
    2. There could be formative assessments throughout the course, some graded and some not.
    3. Writing Assignments - There will be multiple written assignments uploaded to the Moodle course management system. 
  4. Textbook Information
    1. The textbook can be acquired through various sources including the local campus bookstore.
      Essentials of Life-Span Development, 2nd Edition
      John  W Santrock, UNIV OF TEXAS AT DALLAS ©2012, ISBN-13 9780077468736
      MHID 0077468732
  5. Other Policies:  Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final Examination schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal Information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Students with disabilities
  6. Course Organization & Tentative Schedule
    Each semester syllabi will have specific deadline dates for the assignments, quizzes and examinations.

Semester
Time Periods

Content

Important Dates

Part One

 

Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – Biological Beginnings

Reading Quizzes 1&2 due 10:00 PM following each chapter and/or the end of the allotted time period.

Exam #1 – covering Chapters 1-2

Part Two

 

 

Chapter 3 – Physical and Cognitive Development in Infancy
Chapter 4 – Socioemotional Development in Infancy
Chapter 5 – Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
Chapter 6 – Socioemotional Development in Early Childhood
Chapter 7 - Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle and Late Childhood
Chapter 8 - Socioemotional Development in Middle and Late Childhood

 

Assignment #1 and Reading Quizzes 3-8 due by 10:00 PM following each chapter and/or the end of the allotted time period.

Exam #2 – covering Chapters 3-8
This is to be considered the midterm exam

Part Three

 

 

Chapter 9 – Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence
Chapter 10 – Socioemotional Development in Adolescence
Chapter 11 – Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood
Chapter 12 – Socioemotional Development in Early Adulthood

Assignment #2 and Reading Quizzes due by 10:00 PM following each chapter and/or the end of the allotted time period.

Exam #3 – covering Chapters 9-12

 

Part Four

Chapter 13 – Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood
Chapter 14 – Socioemotional Development in Middle Adulthood
Chapter 15 – Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood
Chapter 16 – Socioemotional Development in Late Adulthood
Chapter 17 – Death, Dying, and Grieving

Assignment #3 and Reading Quizzes due by 10:00 PM following each chapter and/or the end of the allotted time period.

 

Final Exam

 

Final Exam

Chapters 13-17

Refer to the most recent catalog for the final examination schedule.

The above schedule, policies, procedures, and assignments in this course are subject to change.

 

 

Last Modified August 19, 2015