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Course Number: Course Title: Palm Beach State College
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: DEP2004
Course Title: Human Growth and Development
Term/Dates: Fall 2016
Reference Number: 218442
Credit Hours: 3
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 11:00am-12:15pm
Room: SS 215
Course Description: Introduces the student to the principles and processes of normal human growth and
development. The student will understand and apply these concepts to specific age groupings, from conception
through death. Principles of health promotion and disease prevention will be integrated with course content.
Biopsychosocial forces will be studied in relation to their effects on the range of normal human behaviors.
Pre-requisite Courses: Recommended PSY2012
Component Class Information
This course is supported by an Internet course website. Some of the course material is available online and requires
you to have Internet access. Before you decide to take the course, it is recommended that you:
Visit – www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning/online to obtain Detailed Facts & Information about
Blackboard Access
Access to your Online Course is AVAILABLE each term on the FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
Access to your Online Course will NOT BE AVAILABLE unless the course tuition is FULLY PAID
Blackboard Orientations
How to Register for the Free Online Orientation Course: ELO1000
Where/When to Attend On-Campus Orientation
Blackboard Tips & Tutorials
How to Ensure your Computer is Compatible
Ensure you Understand Examination and Assignment Rules
Learn the Functions of Blackboard
Then Proceed To – https://palmbeachstate.blackboard.com to Login to your Course (not available before the first
day of class) using the same
USERNAME and PASSWORD you used to register for classes.
For Additional Information and Notices Visit – http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning
Professor’s Information
Name: Dr. Raymonde Neal
Telephone: 561-271-9469
Faculty Web Page:
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Office Location: N/A
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: By appointment only. Please email
me if you would like to set up an appointment.
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Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
Human Development PBSC Edition
(Loose Leaf Version w My
Development Lab Access Code)
Edition Author
Berk, Laura
We will use the
online textbook
features in this
course, so
textbooks must
be “new” to
insure that
access codes
have not been
Other Information on Textbooks and Materials needed for class:
Course Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:
Compare the differences among theoretical perspectives on human growth and development.
Describe the characteristics associated with the three domains of human growth and development.
Analyze varying influences on the domains of human development.
Describe the changes in cognitive development across the lifespan.
Describe the changes in biosocial development across the lifespan.
Describe the changes in psychosocial and psychosexual development across the lifespan.
Analyze potential threats to normal human growth and development across the lifespan.
Cite examples of controversies surrounding human growth and developmental theories.
Identify health promotion and disease prevention educational needs for individuals across the lifespan.
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Discuss the issues surrounding death and dying as it pertains to individuals across the lifespan and their families.
Full Course Outline - Click on the following link: Course Outlines and enter the course number (no space between the
prefix and the number).
Class Information
Preparedness for Class: As evidenced in class discussion and timely written statements, preparedness for class also
includes accepting responsibility for one’s work, communicating effectively orally and in writing, and seeking needed
guidance from appropriate sources.
Class Attendance and Participation: The best way to be successful within the course is to attend all classes and
participate. Punctuality in attending classes is expected and appreciated, as is the submission of class assignments ontime and one’s prompt attendance at meetings scheduled outside of class. In accordance with these ideals, students
should also recognize that the use of wireless internet during class for the purposes of sending personal e-mails, surfing
the internet, or using web-access for non-class related reasons will have a negative impact on their attendance / class
participation grade.
Interpersonal Behavior: Demonstrating respect for another’s point of view and being aware of how one’s personal
values and beliefs impact others are essential qualities for a successful academic and professional career. Consistent
with these ideals, students should display mature and appropriate behavior during class, should present with a generally
non-hostile attitude, and should evidence an ability to give, accept, and utilize constructive criticism in their professional
activities. Students should also demonstrate judgment and discretion throughout their personal and professional life.
Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation:
Work that is submitted for credit must be the original work of the student. Assignments that are not the original work of
the student are considered plagiarized and in violation of Palm Beach State College's policy regarding academic
dishonsety as listed in the College Policies section on this syllabus. Any violations will result in a zero for the assignment
in question and a meeting with the instructor to determine additional actions. Plagiarism occurs when another person’s
work, words, or ideas are represented as one’s own without the use of a school-recognized method of citation (e.g.,
copied from another source such as an author or another student without properly acknowledging the actual
writer/author). Plagiarism also occurs when giving or allowing one’s own work to be copied or otherwise duplicated. If
students are unsure about what constitutes academic dishonesty or plagiarism, please as the instructor.
In addition to maintaining academic honesty an all written assignments, students are expected to demonstrate an ability
to function independently, earnestly participate in activities that are pursuant to professional development, and carry
through and complete assigned tasks.
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade:
There will be several objective tests during the semester. Questions will be based upon materials found in the text
as well as lectures, films, and supplementary material covered or assigned by the professor. Students are alerted
that they are responsible for all assigned readings whether they have been covered in class or not. STUDENTS
MUST READ ALL THE TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS ASSIGNED!!! Please make sure you read the assigned chapters.
In a college classroom it is not possible to review all the material in each chapter, so do not assume we will cover
everything that is assigned.
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Students will be allowed to drop the lowest partial test grade.
All Tests will be taken online
1. Abilities and Computer Skills:
A. Students must be able to navigate the web site to find information
B. Students must have the ability to access the Internet, to access the course web site, and to follow directions for using
the Blackboard tools is necessary.
Hardware: it is more convenient to have a computer in your home. However, students have done well in courses with a
Blackboard component without owning a computer. There are computers available for students use in all campuses
computer labs and in some public libraries, internet cafes, friends and neighbors. It is necessary to have a backup
computer just in case the computer that you are using has technical problems. DSL, cable or satellite is recommended.
Dial-up may be problematic.
If you have issues accessing the BB component or something else related with the online tests, this will be the phone
number to call to receive assistance:
Help desk phone number 868-4000.
Students will take all the partial tests and the final exam online through the Blackboard component of this class.
Everybody will have to take the final exam on the assigned day.
4 tests @ 60 = 240
Final Exam = 100
MY Virtual Child Project = 100
MyDevelopmentLab Assignments = 100
Attendance = 100
Class Participation = 50
Total points = 690
* Subject to change
Chapters 1 to 19
Test 1- Chapters 1-2-3
Test 2- Chapters 4-5-6
Test 3- Chapters 7-8-9-10
Test 4- Chapters 11-12-13
Test 5- Chapters 14-15-16
Final Exam- Chapters 17-18-19 (everybody needs to take it)
Please check the dates tests are open and closed in the Tentative Course Schedule, which I will give students the first
day of class.
*Subject to change
Letter Grade
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Percentage (if applicable)
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Letter Grade
Percentage (if applicable)
Class Policies
Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance.
Missed Class: -8 points per hour of class missed
Late: - 4 points
Ringing cell phone, beeper or sending a text message during class: -10 points
Not participation through questions, comments, group exercises: - 50- points
Excessive talking while someone is addressing the class: -10
Sleeping: -10 points
Doing HW for another class: -10 points
Students will lose points as many times as they engage in these activities during class time.
For this course you are permitted no more than 2 absences. Coming late by 15 minutes or more, or leaving before the
scheduled time, will equate to an absence. Grade reductions may result if the 2 absence rule is violated during the
Students will be granted excused absences in the case of emergency such as confining illness, a serious accident or the
death of an immediate family member. Professors decide on the validity of the excuses and provide opportunities for
students to make up class work. It is the students' responsibility to inform the instructor when they miss a class session
for emergency metings.
Students are expected to be in class on time and stay until class is dismissed.
An accurate record of attendance will be kept. If a student is late he/she will miss 4 points from the Attendance grade.
Leaving early is the same as being tardy. If you decide to miss classes, 8 points per hour of class missed will be taken
away, from your attendance grade. The professor has the right to ask you to withdraw from the class if you have missed
more than 3 classes. If the absences continue after the withdrawal day the professor has the right to give you an FX as a
final grade. Students who are interested in recording the class lectures need to get approval from the professor and sign
a confidentiality agreement if the request is approved. Please do not take pictures of the power points slides developed
by the professor for the class.
It is important to attend every class as the material discussed will not always be on the text and because much of the
learning in this class is interactive and participatory. You cannot earn the participation points if you are not here!
Absences seriously disrupt a student’s orderly progress in a course and significantly diminish the quality of group
interaction in class. When you enter a classroom late, you disrupt the teaching/learning process. There is also a close
correlation between the number of absences and the final grade. Although an occasional absence may be unavoidable,
it in no way excuses the student from meeting the requirements for the course. Students are still responsible for
preparing all assignments for the next class and for completing work missed.
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy:
Turn cellular phones off. It is very distracting to hear someone’s cellular phone go off in class. Students will lose 10
points every time there is a ringing cell phone. So please, Turn them OFF. Students can bring their laptops and I Pads to
take notes to class.
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Late Assignment Policy:
Late assignments will only be accepted in extenuating circumstances such as medical or personal emergencies. (Written
documentation must be provided). If a late assignment is accepted the student will always lose points.
Make-up Exam Policy:
No make-up test will be given except in extenuating circumstances such as medical or personal emergencies. (Written
documentation must be provided).
Withdrawal Policy:
If you decide to withdraw, make sure that you go through the registrar so it does not negatively affect your grade. If you
miss more than 3 classes, the professor reserve the right to withdraw you from the class (WX).
The Student Learning Center (SLC)
The SLC provides assistance to students who need it. Staff members provide FREE academic support through the labs
and Supplemental Instruction. Please take advantage of this resource. While they have several labs, for this course,
you may want contact them regarding Reading or English/Writing.
(561) 868-3794
(561) 868-3205
College-Wide Student Counseling Center
The Center supports PBSC’s mission by providing services and programs that help students maintain their emotional
well-being in order to achieve their educational goals. They are located next to the bookstore (BK110). Please visit or
call if you are feeling overwhelmed. They can help! (561) 868-3980
College Policies and Web Information
Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false representation with
respect to the student's academic performance:
(1) Cheating on an exam, (2) Collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course,
(3) Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course, (4) Knowingly and intentionally
assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement whereby work, classroom
performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other that the student under whose name the
work is submitted or performed, (5) Plagiarism.
Please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for link to the student
Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines
Students will demonstrate respect for professors and fellow students. Behavior that is disruptive to a positive learning environment
reported by the professor will result in a warning on the first instance; the second instance might result in expulsion from the course
or campus.
Computer Competency Component
Each student will, to the satisfaction of the professor, demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic computer operations
through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments.
Disability Support Services
Students with disabilities are advised, in compliance with federal and state laws, that accommodations and services are available
through the office of Disability Support Services (DSS). It is the student's responsibility to contact Disabled Student Services Advisors
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and to submit appropriate documentation prior to receiving services. Please see the website at www.palmbeachstate.edu/current
for web address for Disability Support Services.
Eating, Drinking and Smoking
Eating and drinking are confined to areas designated on the campus. Smoking is not permitted in any College building and only in
areas designated at each campus.
Final Course Grade Appeal
The evaluation of academic work is the responsibility of the faculty member/instructor. The method for assigning the final course
grade is established by the faculty member/instructor. Per Board Rule 6Hx-18-3.191, faculty/instructors shall communicate the
grading policy of the course to their students in writing. If this policy changes during the term, students should be notified of any
changes in writing. The method to determine final course grades must be given to students in a course syllabus at the beginning of
the class. Should a student have a question about a final course grade, please follow the procedures as outlined in the student
handbook: www.palmbeachstate.edu/current.
Mid-Term Grade Reporting
Within one week after the close of the mid-term grading period, mid-term grades will be made available to all students for each
class by either written notification or individual conference.
Student Responsibility Policy
When a student attends the College, s/he becomes subject to its jurisdiction. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a
responsible manner, in all areas of campus life. By enrolling, they pledge to obey the rules and regulations of the College and are
responsible for observing all College policies and procedures as published in the student handbook, the College catalog and other
College publications. The student will be responsible for preparing for class, participating in class, and completing assignments on
Palm Beach State Websites of Interest
Please see this web page (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current) for a list of web addresses for students.
Withdrawal Policy for Individual Courses
The last day to withdraw from a College course with a "W" grade in this course is November 4, 2016. It is the responsibility of the
student to use the PantherWeb system or visit a campus Registrar’s office to withdraw. An official withdrawal entitles the student
to a grade of "W" in the class.
Other Information from your Professor:
Department Contact Information
Name: Dr. Andrew Blair
Telephone: 561-868-3776
Job Title: Department Chair
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Office Location: SS107
Email: [email protected]
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