Child and Lifespan Development
Schedule of Class Activities
Monday/Wednesday Classes and
Dr. Paul Bowers
Child and Life-Span Development
Course Description: The study of development of the individual from conception to late adulthood. Various stages in the process and factors that influence development are noted in the areas of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional domains are reviewed.
Instructor: Dr. Paul Bowers
E-mail: Use Blackboard e-mail to contact instructor
Course: Child and Life-Span Development
Textbook: Life-Span Development, 11th Edition by
John Santrock. McGraw Hill Publishers.
How Are Assignments Graded In This Course?
Chapter Tests 5 @100 points each
Chapter Test over Adolescent Issues 100 points
(Note: If you miss a Chapter Test; you need to read the policy above concerning missed chapter tests. Not applicable if two zeros are earned on the Chapter Tests. Not applicable if you have taken all of the Chapter Tests).
Grade: Calculate average based on the components noted above.
90 to 100 = A
80 to 89.99 = B
70 to 79.99 = C
60 to 69.99 = D
59 and below = F
Academic success is closely associated with regular classroom attendance. All students are required to attend classes regularly and punctually. Responsibility for work missed because of illness or school business is placed upon the student. More than three (3) absences are considered to be excessive. Your professor reserves the right to deduct points for excessive absences. Your professor reserves the right to give pop tests in this course. Points for these pop tests will be deducted from Chapter Test grades when students are not present for them. Attendance is recorded when the roll is called. If you are not present, then an absence is recorded. It is your responsibility to read and understand the Student Conduct Statement in this syllabus.
Cheating on Exams:
As per college policy, if a student is found cheating on an assignment/test, the grade of zero will be earned for the assignment/test and the name of the student reported to the Dean’s office. There will be no make-up opportunities under these circumstances. Anytime the professor suspects complicity, he has the authority to challenge the submitted work, and if deemed there has been wrongdoing, may reject the test or paper and give the student a zero for that particular assignment/test.
Students with special needs
should contact the Disability Services Coordinator in the
Student Conduct Statement:
Students are expected to maintain classroom decorum that includes respect for other students and the professor, prompt and regular attendance, and an attitude that seeks to take full advantage of the educational opportunity. All students are expected to be in class at the designated time, prepared to work, ready to take class notes and actively participate in class discussions and activities. At no time will a student be allowed to sleep, lay their head down during lecture, or interrupt the lecture through casual chatting or other disturbing behavior. Cell phones and pagers are to be turned off during class time. At any time, the professor has the authority to ask a student to leave the classroom for any of the above reasons and this expulsion will be treated as an absence for that particular class. Note: Once class lectures/activities have begun, the door will be closed and locked. No one will be admitted after that point. No exceptions! Be in your chair and prepared to begin class on time. In addition, lap top computers and recorders are not allowed in class.
Withdrawal from the Course:
GC will no longer utilize the grades of WP or WF. Students who withdraw prior to the thirteenth week of a long semester (week before final exams of a summer day or evening session, or two days before the final exam for a mini-mester) will receive a grade of W. The Office of Admissions will no longer accept Withdrawal Date Deadline appeals.
Schedule of Class Activities
A note about taking all tests: Students will not be allowed to wear hats or other coverings of the head during a test. Students will meet in a designated area for all tests.