Child Growth and Development – Spring 2010
PSYCH 2308, SEC. 21001 – 3 cr.
TECA 21001, SEC. 21001 – 3 cr.
TUESDAY and THURSDAY
8:00 – 9:20
Instructor Contact Information:
Suzanne R. Hornbuckle, L.P.C., M.A.
Phone Number: 281-701-8412
(Instructor will be available before or after class or by appointment)
Lead Faculty Education/Psychology Professor – Noel C. Bezette
Welcome to Child Growth and Development! This course examines children from a developmental perspective, reflecting the interplay of critical influences such as genes, environment, individual temperament and past development on a child. We will examine such constructs as quantitative and qualitative changes and normative and individual development. The class is primarily based on experiential learning by observing and interacting with children from different age groups.
Class Hours and Location: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.; ADM 112
Prerequisites – Psychology 2301 of department approval; English 0305 or 0316; English 0307 or 0306, or higher level course (1301), or placement by testing
Required Textbook – Dehart, Ganie B., L. Alan Sroufee and Robert G. Cooper. Child Development: Its Nature and Course. McGraw Hill. Fifth Edition. 2004. Other: Study Guide for use with Child Development. Prepared by Ganie B. DeHart (Optional).
ISBN – 0-07-249141-8
Course Requirements: In all, there will be three (3) tests, one (1) paper, and an attendance grade. There will be no make-up tests. If a test is missed you will be given a 0.
Policy on Grading/Attendance:
Each of the course requirements contributes the following proportions to your final grade:
Exam I 20%
Exam II 20%
Exam III 20%
Attendance & Attendance Quizzes 20%
Attendance and participation are essential to your success in class. Each week, I will short “Attendance Quizzes” at random. You may use your notes from the week to help you answer the questions. The grades from these quizzes will be factored into your total attendance grade (20% of your final grade).
Academic Integrity: Lone Star College Kingwood is committed to a high standard of academic integrity in the academic community. In becoming a part of the academic community, students are responsible for honesty and independent effort. Failure to uphold these standards includes, but is not limited to, the following: plagiarizing written work or projects, cheating on exams or assignments, collusion on an exam or project, and misrepresentation of credentials or prerequisites when registering for a course. Cheating includes looking at or copying from another student’s exam, orally communicating or receiving answers during an exam, having another person take an exam or complete a project or assignment, using unauthorized notes, texts, or other materials for an exam, and obtaining or distributing an unauthorized copy of an exam or any part of an exam. Plagiarism means passing off as his/her own the ideas or writings of another (that is, without giving proper credit by documenting sources). Plagiarism includes submitting a paper, report or project that someone else has prepared, in whole or in part. Collusion is inappropriately collaborating on assignments designed to be completed independently. These definitions are not exhaustive. When there is clear evidence of cheating, plagiarism, collusion or misrepresentation, disciplinary action may include but is not limited to: requiring you t retake or resubmit an exam or assignment, assigning a grade of zero or “F” for the course. Additional sanctions including being withdrawn from the course, program or expelled from school may be imposed on a student who violates the standards of academic integrity.
Course Description (Catalog Description) – A study of the physical and psychological development from conception through adolescence with emphasis on factors impacting growth and development. The textbook explores in detail the various factors (family, peer group, social group, socioeconomic status, etc…) impacting the child’s growth and development. The cognitive, emotional and physical aspects of the development of children are considered. WE will be exploring the constructs of Freud, Erikson, Bowlby, Piaget and others. Class sessions will combine lectures, films, group activities, guest speakers and interactive discussions.
· Explore the domains of biological, cognitive, and physiological development, to create a foundation by which to consider normal verses exceptional development.
· Compare and contrast basic developmental theories including practical application of each understanding.
· Emphasize the continuity of development and the relationships between experiences at one time of life and future development.
· Examine the interrelationship of the influence of heredity and environment on Development and the implications for change.
Withdrawing from the class: If you need to withdraw from this class, please contact the admissions/registration office at any of the NHMCCD colleges?
The last day to drop is April 13th and receive W.
Americans with Disabilities Act Statement
Lone Star College - is dedicated to providing the least restrictive learning environment for all students. We promote equity in academic access through the implementation of reasonable accommodations as required by the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Title V, Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) which will enable students with disabilities to participate in and benefit from all post-secondary educational activities.
If you require reasonable accommodations because of a physical, mental, or learning disability, please contact the Counseling Office to obtain the necessary information to request accommodations. Upon completion of this process, please notify your instructor as soon as possible and preferably before the end of the first two weeks of class to arrange for reasonable accommodations.
Class Schedule: *subject to change
Week 1: 01-19-10 Chapters 1 – 4
Chapters 1 - 4
Week 2: 01-26-10 Chapters 1 – 4
Chapters 1 – 4
Week 3: 02-02-10 Chapters 1 – 4 – Library Day
Chapters 1 – 4 – Film
Week 4: 02-09-10 TEST Review
TEST Chapters 1 – 4
Week 5: 02-16-10 Chapters 5 – 6
Chapters 5 – 6 (Live Demonstrations)
Week 6: 02-23-10 Chapters 5 – 6 & Chapters 7 - 8
Chapters 5 – 6 & Chapters 7 -8 (Live Demonstrations)
Week 7: 03-02-10 Chapters 7– 8
Chapters 7 – 8
Week 8: 03-09-10 Live Demonstrations
TEST Chapters 5- 8
Week 9: 03-16-10 (Mid-Semester Break March 15-21)
Week 10: 03-23-10 Chapters 9 - 10
Chapters 9 - 10
Week 11: 03-30-10 Chapters 9 – 10 & Chapters 11 - 12
Chapters 9 – 10 & Chapters 11 – 12 – Guest speaker
Week 12: 04-06-10 Chapters 11 – 12 & Chapters 13 – 14
Chapters 11 – 12 & Chapters 13 -14
Week 13: 04-13-10 PAPER DUE
Week 14: 04-20-10 Chapters 11 – 12 & Chapters 13 - 14
Chapters 11 – 12 & Chapters 13 - 14
Week 15: 04-27-10 Chapters 13 - 14
Chapters 13 - 14
Week 16: 05-04-10 Chapters 13 – 14 & 15
Chapter 15 & Final Exam Review
Week 17: 05-10-10 Final Exams Week FINAL EXAM: 05-11-10 (8:00-9:50AM)
A = 90 – 100
B = 80 – 89
C = 70 – 79
D = 60 – 69
F = 59 and Below
If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain.
If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees.
If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people.