Human Growth and Development

Course Description: Human Growth and Development (EPY2533) introduces the student to the study of
the growth and development of humans from conception until death. Students will learn about physical,
intellectual, personality, and social development throughout the lifespan. Students will be expected to read
and understand the text and demonstrate proficient knowledge of the Educational Psychologist’ concepts,
processes, and theories to which they are introduced during the span of the course. The usefulness, in
Everyday life, of these Educational Psychologists’ processes and theories will be an integral part of the
course.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to recognize and apply key concepts and terms related to the study of Human Growth
and Development.
Students will demonstrate the ability to think logically through understanding the patterns of genetic
transmission and the effects of physical changes on human development.
Students will demonstrate scientific reasoning through the understanding of the research process and
methods used to student human growth and development.
Students will demonstrate the ability to write information in a comprehensible manner. Students will
demonstrate information of literacy abilities by researching human development concepts.
Students will demonstrate the ability to clarify values.
Students will be able to identify the key components of human cultures and systems.
Course Formats: The content of the course will include text materials, a supplemental site, audio-visual,
and written assignments. Each student is responsible for reading all material in the text, as tests will be
based upon the text. All students are responsible for reading and comprehending the chapters listed below
on the tentative schedule. Demonstration of reading competency will be necessary to complete the course.
Students are responsible for taking their own notes from the textbook. The web site for the supplemental
site is https://meridiancc.instructure.com. Your username is your eagle net username and your password is
your eagle net password.
Required Coursework
Research Paper: You will have to complete a four page paper on one of these topics. The paper will
include a title page, two pages for the body, and a reference page. You need at least two sources.
WIKIPEDIA IS NOT A SOURCE. They both can be internet. You can use books, journals, internet,
newspapers, and magazines for your sources. The paper should be typed in size 12 font, Times New
Roman, and double spaced. I will be checking grammar, spelling, and writing style. Your name should be
typed in the upper left hand comer of each page. Late papers will not be accepted. This paper is worth 100
points or 20% of your grade. You will submit your~aper as an attachment thru Canvas. You will find the
assignment link to submit it under the Module tab:fI’opics to choose from are: Bipolar Disorder, Post­
Partum Depression/Psychosis, Down Syndrome, How Drugs in Pregnancy Affect the Fetus, Teenage
Suicide, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Effects of Bullying, Antisocial Personality, Poverty and how it
affects development, Homelessness, and Alzheimer’s Disease. The papers is 100 points and is worth 20%
of your grade. Due date for this paper is March 10,2018.
MindTap Quizzes: There will be weekly chapter quizzes. There will be several quizzes a week to be
completed. These quizzes are not proctored and are taken at home on your computer. These quizzes are not
timed. This will count as J0% of your grade . These quizzes are located under the Module tab for each
chapter. If you are knocked off a quiz you should be able to get right back into the quiz. The quizzes for
Mindtap that you are required to do are called Practice Quizes. I will have the link for you under the
Powerpoint for each chapter. If you have never used a book by Cengage, you will have to set up a new
account. To set this up, you will just click on the link for the Chapter 1 Practice Test. If you have already
set up an account with Cengage, you will not have to reset up your account.
EVALUATION OF STUDENT LEARNING : There will be five unit exams, quizzes, paper, and a fmal
exam. Students are expected to take each exam. No make up exams will be given. Each unit exam is
timed.

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