FamR 230     Human Development – Summer 2017

Laulima (Online)

May 22, 2017 through July 28, 2017 (includes exam week)

Lucy L Jones, PhD, CSAC

Office – HCC, Pālamanui C-151

Office Hours by Appointment

Required Textbook:
Human Development by Diane E. Papalia, Sally Wendkos Olds, Ruth Duskin Feldman (12th Edition) ISBN: 978-0-07-337016-3      
In addition, there will be mp3s, YouTube, articles, projects and more.


Course Description:

This course takes us on a journey through life through concepts, issues, theories of human growth and developmenfrom conception to death. Focus will be on the interrelation of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of the individual throughout the life span.


English 21 or English 22 or ESL 15, or placement in English 100 or 102

Course Requirements:

General Education Learning Outcomes:

Student Learning Outcomes:

How to Contact me: You may either use “Messages” (see link on left in Laulima), or email lucyj@hawaii.edu ). My Office number is 808-969-8849 where you can leave a message. I also can take a text message on my cell (808-937-4131).


Sometimes assignments are lost in cyberspace. Make sure that you keep an electronic copy of everything you send in case you have to verify that you sent an assignment by the due date. The time an item is sent shows up on electronic submissions. With electronic copies sent to yourself, you can forward lost assignments to me to receive credit for the module. Invariably your computer will decide to be difficult or it will crash just the very moment before midnight that you were going to send in your assignment. Technical difficulties do not alter the deadlines. Have a backup plan. Please plan ahead so you that don’t get caught by a troublesome computer problem at the last minute.

Computer Requirements:


This is where you do all of your class work. Please check there regularly for any announcements that come up during the week. You will sign in using your school ID and password. If you have no computer at home, please use either the school library or the computer lab for your work.

Corresponding with Others:

You should use the internal Laulima “Message” link on the left to correspond with me and/or with other classmates.  Do NOT use “private messages” at the top of the Discussion page.


Quizzes and exams: By reading your weekly papers, observing your class presentations, participation and discussions, I will know what you are learning in this course. I reserve the right to have a quiz periodically in order to augment my evaluation of your knowledge and understanding of the basics of psychology and human development.



Look at the Module link on the left for each week. There are several folders for each Module. Check them all! You will be reading the assigned chapters, completing assignments, answering questions to check your learning and posting to the Discussions regarding a topic from each module. You will also respond to what others have written. There are specific due dates listed under Written Assignment in the Module. You will be graded on the content of your weekly papers AND how well you write the papers. Thus, grammar and spelling will be important so plan to proofread your papers thoroughly before you submit them. The due dates are firm. No late papers will be accepted unless okayed with me.


Submitting Your Work:

I prefer that your work NOT be an attachment, but rather inserted into the body of your post or e-mail. If for some reason, you must submit your paper as an attachment, please use either MS Word (NOT MS Works!), Google Docs, WordPerfect, or a text file (.rtf or .txt). If you do an attachment, be sure your name is on the paper as well as on the post to which you have attached it. Otherwise, I will have no way of knowing to whom a paper belongs if it becomes separated from the e-mail.


Strong Suggestion:

Since this is an online class, it is easy to forget that there is limited time to complete the course. You might plan to set aside a certain time every day to check in, contribute to discussion, turn in assignments, ask questions, email the instructor, and more. This way it will become a habit and you will finish in a timely manner.




We may want to establish a chat from time to time. Laulima has a special chat room. Look for the little speaker icon beside someone’s name to see if they are in the chat room.


Students With Verified Disabilities:

This class consists of written material as well as visual and auditory material. If you have difficulty with any of these, let me know before the class begins on May 28. If you have a verified disability with the verification on file with your college’s Office of Students with Disabilities, please let me know if you think you will need accommodation. I will be glad to provide accommodations as needed. I think you will find that because of the online format of this course and the types of assignments I give that you may not need additional accommodations, but please let me know and I will be glad to discuss it with you and with your Disabled Students’ Office.


Student Conduct Code and Other Policies: Our College has a Student Conduct Code that defines expected conduct and specifies those acts subject to University sanctions. Look in the school catalog (http://hawaii.hawaii.edu/catalog/). You are to be familiar with this code. You also will find information there regarding our "Policy on Sexual Harassment" and "Academic Grievances".


Semester Reflection:

At the end of the semester, please write a brief paragraph summary of what you learned over the course of the semester that will benefit you in your personal and/or professional life. A class has no meaning unless it can be of some value other than merely a grade or three credits.



Within the first week of class, as part of class participation, you are required to prepare an introduction. You will do this by posting to the Introductions folder on the Discussion page. Please include a recognizable photo (I need to be able to recognize you on the street!) and introduce yourself (minimum 100 words), but do NOT include your phone number, address, or other private details. To include a photo along with the introductory text, click on the tiny image icon. In the message that pops up, click Browse, then in the next screen (on bottom) Browse, then Upload. The image will appear within the box. As an alternative, you could use an attachment for your photo.


The most effective way to learn and grow is to share ideas, information, and inspiration with the rest of the class. With an online class, we do not have the same opportunity for class interaction and discussion that we would have if this were a traditional in-class format. Thus, the Discussion Board and “Messages” become our vehicle for class participation and communication. Participation in our class will be in the form of discussing what other students have posted on the Discussion Board regarding an assigned topic.

Within one week of the due date, you are required to react to a minimum of TWO of your classmates for each of the Discussion Board posts. These reaction posts will constitute your participation grade. Of course, you may post more if you wish. To post a response to another student’s post, click on reply, then write your response. Don’t forget to click “submit.”

You should check into our Laulima classroom at least two (2) times per week, just as you would if you were attending a traditionally formatted class. Always check the Instructor’s Announcements for new information. Like a regular job, if you miss too much work you would be dismissed, so it is with this class. If you do not participate by contributing to the discussions or by doing your assignments regularly, you will be required to choose between withdrawal or a failing grade.


eCAFE: At the end of the semester, you will be given the opportunity to evaluate the course and instructor. I am giving you a 10 point incentive if you let me know you have completed the survey. This can be screen shot, or copy of the completion.

MySuccess Program: At Hawai`i Community College we want every student to be successful.  The MySuccess program is a UHCC system-wide effort that seeks to support students early in the semester when they first begin experiencing difficulty in a class.  If I feel you are having difficulty in my class (ex. missing class, missing assignments, and low test scores) I may refer you to Support Services   Once referred, your counselor will follow up with you by phone or email to find out what kinds of help you might need, connect you with the necessary resources, and to help you develop a strategy for success.  You may find your Support Network in the MySuccess tab on your MyUH  page, or the MySuccess  tab linked to this course in Laulima.


There are 3 criteria for a Referral:


Grades: At the end of each week, you will be able to check the Gradebook on Laulima to see where you stand. If you are more than two weeks behind, you need to talk with me ASAP. At times, there will be more or less points than indicated. The final grade is based on the percentage of total points given through the summer session.


Quality of Work:

The points you receive are not automatic. For example, if an assignment is worth 20 points, it means you can earn UP TO 20 points. I will take the quality of your work into consideration. In other words, a quality assignment may not be just one or two lines, nor should you simply say "I agree" when you respond to someone else's work. See the following “Rubric”:


RUBRIC: Written Assignment, Final Interviews, Semester Reflection, Participation



Excellent (A)

Good (B)

Adequate (C)

Inadequate (D)

No Credit  (F)

Written Assignments

Insightful and complete responses; correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Overall excellence

Complete responses; correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Adequate length, correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Inadequate length; incorrect grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Late submission or not published by the due date


Semester Reflection


Thoughtful and provocative responses; correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Overall excellence (20)


Thoughtful responses; correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation


Simple response; correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation


Inadequate response; incorrect grammar, spelling, and punctuation


Late submission or not published by the due date

Final Interviews

Thoughtful & provocative questions; met length requirements; excellent concluding statement; correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation AND overall excellence, (40)


Thoughtful questions; met length requirements

Correct spelling, grammar, punctuation



Met length requirement; incorrect spelling, grammar, or punctuation



Inadequate length, incorrect spelling, grammar, or punctuation



Late submission or not published by the due date (0)



Appropriate and provocative class discussion; involvement;

Insightful comments; regular participation

Appropriate class discussion; thoughtful comments;

Involvement; regular participation

Appropriate class discussion & comments;

Some involvement

Few comments or involvement

No involvement or participation


Each Module Grade is based on the following:

Plus these extras:

Semester Grades:



This may change by the time class begins and as the syllabus becomes more complete.

Module 1 - May 22

            Chapter 1 “The Study of Human Development”

            Chapter 2 “Theory & Research”


Module 2 – May 28

            Chapter 3 “Forming a New Life”   

            Chapter 4 “Birth and Physical Development During the First Three Years”


Module 3 - June 4

            Chapter 5 “Cognitive Development During the First Three Years”

            Chapter 6 “Psychosocial Development During the First Three Years” 


Module 4 – June 11

            Chapter 7 “Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood”

            Chapter 8 “Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood” 


Module 5 - June 18         

             Chapter 9 “Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood”

              Chapter 10 “Psychosocial Development in Middle Childhood”


Module 6 - June 25

            Chapter 11 “Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence”

            Chapter 12 “Psychosocial Development in Adolescence”


Module 7 – July 2

            Chapter 13 “Physical and Cognitive Development in Emerging and Young Adulthood”

            Chapter 14 “Psychosocial Development in Emerging/Young Adulthood”


Module 8 – July 9

            Chapter 15 “Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood”

            Chapter 16 “Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood”


Module 9 – July 16

            Chapter 17 “Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood”

            Chapter 18 “Psychosocial Development in Late Adulthood”


Module 10 – July 23

            Chapter 19 “Dealing With Death and Bereavement”