HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
ON LINE COURSE SYLLABUS
This course is not being offered
during SPRING 2008.
Course Description and Objectives
Welcome to Psychology 2314 Internet course at Tyler Junior College. I hope this will be
a pleasant educational experience for you. Please note that every student must complete
an orientation, by "clicking" on the Orientation button above, and
following the instructions. If you do not complete an orientation by email within 10 days,
you may be dropped from the course roll. The majority of internet-student problems arise
because students do not read the course syllabus and schedule. Internet courses are
dependent upon the student taking responsibility for familiarizing himself/herself with
the course materials and requirements. Please read this syllabus, and please check the
"Current Announcements" on the website at least once a week. Good luck!
This course will acquaint the student with the hereditary and environmental influences
that affect human development throughout the life span. Special emphasis will be placed
upon social, intellectual, and emotional growth, and change, from conception to death. The
course is being taught via the Internet, and the primary teaching method will be textbook
readings, augmented by written lectures, student-teacher email interaction, writing
assignment, and practice tests. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the student
will have demonstrated mastery of the following objectives by displaying at least minimum
competencies on course tests and assignments. The student will have:
developmental stages and the interaction of the nervous and endocrine systems in
influencing behavior.Discriminated between the effects of heredity and environment on
human development and individual differences.Compared and contrasted the most prominent contributors to the
field of developmental psychology, their theories and terminology, with specific
emphasis on personality, cognitive development and gender.
Compared different theories, as applied to human developmental stages, their research,
methodology, application and predictive value.
- Demonstrated an adequate knowledge of the human body, its
Course Policies and Required Texts
Instructor: Frank Glenn, MS, Ed.D., LPC, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail Address: Dr. Frank Glenn, Jenkins Building, Tyler Junior College
P.O. Box 9020, Tyler, Texas 75711-9020
Human Development, 3rd ed., Kail and Cavanaugh, Wadsworth Publishing,
Any recent Human Development psychology text should suffice, but the chapters may not be
in the same order.
Testing: This course will have four Unit Tests and a comprehensive Final Exam.
All tests, including the final exam, may be taken early, but cannot be taken
later than the date shown in the course schedule. Tests taken after their
scheduled date will receive a grade of zero. All tests will be taken at the TJC testing
center, on or before the date scheduled. If you are not located within commuting
distance of Tyler, Texas, you should contact the TJC Testing Center at 1-800-687-5680 immediately
for testing arrangements in your area. Please refer to the course schedule for test
dates, and contact the testing center concerning their hours of operation. Practice
tests for each unit have been included in this web site, and the unit tests
will be taken directly from these. Questions will be altered, however, to discourage memorization and encourage
understanding of the material tested. The final exam will come from the four unit tests.
Each unit test will have 33 MC questions and the final exam will contain 50. You may email
me at any time to inquire about a test grade.
Grading: Your semester grade will be determined as follows; The average of your
three highest unit test grades will be 2/3 of the course grade, and the final
exam grade will be 1/3. You may miss one unit test. If you miss two tests, you
will receive a zero grade for the second. If you take all four, unit tests, I
will average your three highest grades.
Term Paper Requirements: An acceptable term paper is a requirement for passing this
course. To be acceptable, the paper must be more than two pages in length, typed,
double-spaced, with no cover sheet, and submitted on time. Papers that are not over
two pages in length will lower your course grade one letter, and papers that are submitted
late will also lower your course grade one letter. Your name, course number,
and title should
be typed and centered at the top of the first page. Do not list references and do not
attach a reference list. Any psychological theorist discussed in your textbook may be used
as a subject. You must not plagiarize (copy another author word for word), but
write the paper in your own words. Plagiarizing will make the paper unacceptable. Papers may
be turned in at the Dean of University Studies office in Jenkins Hall or to the
Testing Center. Papers may also be mailed to
Dr. Frank Glenn at the TJC address listed above. Please mail papers early enough to insure
on time arrival. Papers will not be accepted via email and email attachments will not
It is the students responsibility to familiarize himself/herself with this
course syllabus and schedule. The student is expected to read the assigned chapters in the
text and the lecture notes. I will answer email almost every night of the week, so please
email me when you have questions or requests. If you do not receive a reply within 24
hours, you should recheck the address and send the message again. Individual office
appointments may be requested by email if desired. Please do not attempt to contact me
by phone, except as a last resort. I will not return long distance calls. Finally, it is
the students responsibility to drop the course, should he/she wish to do so. Tyler
Junior College provides a tutoring program for students who request such services.