Students will be able to:
1. Understand the major theories of children’s physical, cognitive, social, moral, and emotional development.
1a, 1b, 3b, 5a, 5c
2. Understand genetic and prenatal influences on human development.
3. Recognize normal and abnormal developmental patterns.
1a, 1b, 2a, 3b, 5a, 5c
4. Understand the role of stress on development.
5. Understand the influence of family and culture in human development.
1a, 1b, 2a, 3b, 5a, 5c
6. Understand the contribution of heredity and environment to development.
1a, 1b, 5a, 5c
7. Develop an understanding of human growth and development and the changes that occur from infancy to young adulthood.
8. Identify and accommodate for factors that impact learning.
9. Develop an understanding of the development and maintenance of a healthy self-concept.
10. Develop an understanding of one’s own development and how that process impacts one’s approach to children and adolescents.
Quizzes: You will have a total of five quizzes to take throughout the course that will be worth 50 points each. Your lowest quiz score will be dropped. The quizzes will be available to take at the beginning of the semester, but will be unavailable on Monday of the next week.
2/3 (Wk 3)
2/24 (Wk 6)
3/24 (Wk 10)
4/14 (Wk 13)
4/28 (Wk 16)
Project: Middle Childhood (150 points)
Papers: Infancy and Toddlerhood (200 points) and Understanding Adolescent Behaviors (150 points)
5/1 (Wk 16)
Discussion Questions: Because this is an internet course, participation in discussions will make up a large part of your course grade. There will be 7 discussion questions posted for 10 points each. The additional participation points will be received through your reply to classmates’ discussion postings.
1/25 (Wk 2)
2/15 (Wk 5)
3/8 (Wk 8)
3/29 (Wk 11)
4/5 (Wk 12)
4/19 (Wk 14)
4/26 (Wk 15)
Activities: You will have four activities to complete worth 40 points each. They will involve completing an activity assigned for the week and writing a brief essay about it.
1/10 (Wk 4)
3/3 (Wk 7)
1. Written work – All written work should be completed in a professional style. Using correct spelling and grammar are important writing skills you must know well because your students will learn from you. Therefore, all written assignments will have 10% -20% of the grade based on spelling and grammar. Expectations are for quality work.
2. Adhering to professional ethics – When using professional sources in your writing, please cite sources you have used or ideas you have adapted when completing assignments. Use of copyrighted materials must adhere to legal and ethical guidelines. If part of an assignment is submitted for credit in more than one course, both professors must pre-approve this dual credit and the dual use should be referenced clearly on both assignments.
3. Americans with Disabilities Act: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Students with a disability must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided. If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in this class, please contact me to discuss your needs.
4. Plagiarism Statement: “By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a ‘limited right’ in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The ‘limited right’ shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality, authenticity, and educational purposes.” from Student Handbook
5. Submission of Assignments: All assignments must be submitted to the assignment page for this course in D2L. A minimum of 5points will be deducted for assignments not submitted through D2L.
6. Due Dates and Late Penalties: Assignments are expected to be turned in by the due date. Discussion question responses must be submitted by the Wednesday of the week due. All other assignments must be submitted by Sunday of the week due. Ten percent will be deducted per day late, and any assignment submitted more than two weeks late will receive no more than 50% of the possible points. Arrangements must be made at least two days in advance for any exceptions to be given. Note: Quizzes will not be able to be taken after Sunday at 11:59pm of the week due.
7. Attendance: Because this is an online course, attendance will be taken in the form of your participation in discussions and submission of assignments. Students, who do not visit D2L for three weeks or more, will be dropped from the course. If you know that you will not be able to be online for an extended period, please let me know through D2L email.
Additional Readings “APA Documentation” see http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/DocAPA.html