Childhood & Adolescence
School of Family
& Consumer Sciences
Instructor: Lyalee Ali
This is an online
class. This syllabus has
OF THE COURSE:
the student with an understanding and
appreciation of the physical, psychological,
and social development occurring during
an analysis of the sociocultural forces that
influence development during adolescence. This
should enhance self understanding as the
reflects on his or her own development.
an understanding of the sources of knowledge
about adolescent development (the social
science research process).
- To highlight the
developmental needs of adolescents and thereby
identify possible problems. The delineation of
will also be touched upon.
TEXTBOOK: Santrock, John,
(2010-2014) Adolescence: An Introduction, 12th
Edition (Students may use any edition from 8th
onward). If students choose an earlier edition,
BE MINDFUL of the chapter content - I will be
lecturing according to topic/content
and not chapter
- Students are
expected to keep up with the readings &
assignments, and to turn in all written work on
expected to critically interpret the content
of the text and notes.
Your final grade** will consist of two main parts:
Examinations 100 points each exam -
100 points each
2. Four 1 page "movie reviews"
25 points each
... for a total of 600 points.
To figure your final average,
simply total up your earned points and
divide by 600.
This arithmetic results in a
percentage of total points earned.
Final grades will be given
using the standard breakdown:
93-100% A- =
90-92% B+ =
87-89% B =
82-86% B- =
80-82% C+ = 77-79%
67-69% D =
62-66% D- = 60-62%
and F = 59% or lower
click here for additional required
assignments for graduate students.
EXAMINATIONS: Five essay
examinations will be given during the summer sessions.
Each exam covers about 20 percent of the course
material - notes and text. Because the exams are take
home and essay, students must take special care to read and understand the
instructions for each essay exam.
be safe and help to insure full credit for your
work, be sure to write thorough and detailed
responses to each of the essay questions. This
your essay exams at home, keeping in mind that all
I have to evaluate your understanding of the
course material is what you write, so ...
more than you feel would be adequate to help
insure full credit. Adequate in this class is a
grade of C.
- Save to
your work to your computer's hard
your document to the Springboard
Dropbox. I'm available to anyone who
needs special instruction in using the Springboard
course management system.
Reviews: there is a series of educational
movies, available online, for students to view on
their own. Clicking on the movie listing in the course outline
below will bring up the movie website, then submit a detailed
review of the movie's relevance to the study of
middle childhood and adolescence.
See the Movie Review
Instructions here Movie Review Sample
Dates - Movie Reviews and Examinations
are due in the Dropbox by midnight on the Sunday night
AFTER they appear on the syllabus. For example,
for Week 2 (09/01 - 09/07) you see the first review is
due in the dropbox by midnight on or before Sunday
Sept. 7th. Just to make it as simply as
possible, When reviews or exams
appear on the course outline below, they are always
due the following Sunday evening by