PSYC 250 - Developmental Psychology
3 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: A survey of the psychology of human life span development. Includes a study of human development through the life-span with an emphasis on physical, cognitive, social, emotional and personality development.
Schedule: Fall and spring semesters. This course follows the on-campus schedule for beginning and ending dates.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: PSYC 111.
Instructor: Alice West
Contact Information: Faculty Directory
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Other Materials: None.
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- Identify theoretical perspectives and research methods.
- Demonstrate an understanding of terms used in developmental psychology.
- Discuss the relevance of course content to parenting, their future professions, and their own developmental process.
- Recognize the domains of human development.
- Describe the characteristics of infancy, childhood, and adolescence and identify the changes that occur within each domain.
- Regular participation in the class is expected.
- Each chapter will be followed by graded assignments that must be completed by the end of the week.
- A quiz will be given after each chapter, and a final exam will be given at the end of the course.
- Students are expected to contribute to online course discussions.
- Grades are based on total points earned.
- Students are expected to complete a four page research paper with details regarding the paper to follow in the course.
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- All assignments and exams will be taken online.
- Students need to select a testing environment conducive for testing such as a distraction-free area at home or a computer lab at a library.
- Each quiz will be available for one week on dates set by the instructor. Students can take a quiz at any time during the week, and can take it as many times as they like.
- Each quiz will be available for a limited period of time.
- Tests are comprised primarily of multiple choice questions. Seventeen quizzes will be given. There is a comprehensive final, which can only be taken once.
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