FamR 230   Human Development – Summer 2018

Online – Laulima

May 21, 2018 to July 27, 2018

Associate Professor Lucy L Jones, PhD


Office – Kaliko 151 Pālamanui Campus

Office Hours by Appointment


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Required Textbook: 

REVEL for Human Development: A Cultural Approach, 2nd Edition ©2016  

Š       After registering in the Revel course, follow the instructions for purchasing instant online access.

o   Purchase Info: ISBN-10: 0-13-393920-0 or ISBN-13: 978-0-13-393920-0

Š       Notes on purchase: 

o   When you complete your registration by buying instant access or by redeeming an access code, you will also be able to order a printed, loose-leaf copy of the book directly from the publisher for $19.95. This price includes standard shipping, which typically takes about ten days to Hawaii.

o   If you are unable to buy instant access or purchase an access code right away, there is a 14-day free trial from Pearson you may use to get started and avoid falling behind. 

Getting Help with Textbook

If you experience technical difficulty, I’m not the one to help you. Please visit the REVEL student support page at Support Student REVEL or call the dedicated support line for students: 855-875-1801.


Course Description: Concepts, issues, theories of human growth and development from conception to death. Focus on the interrelation of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of the individual throughout the lifespan.



English 21 or English 22 or ESL 15, placement in English 100 or 102 (or consent of instructor).


General Education Learning Outcomes:


Student Learning Outcomes:


Course Requirements:



As we go through these ten weeks, choose some aspect of human development that appeals to you and investigate it more deeply. That will be considered your final “exam.” Your paper will be due the last week of the summer session. Watch for separate instructions and rubric for that. I will send it out later, but in the meantime, talk with me about what you choose. I may have suggestions that will help.



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. If you need help with the photo, click on this link… https://laulima.hawaii.edu/access/content/group/HAW.16259.201830/How%20to%20add%20an%20avatar.pdf


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.



We use Laulima, our online program, to turn in all written work. I also need you to use 16 font Arial for the sake of my eyes. Please check there regularly for any announcements each week and to pick up your assignments.. Go to your UH Portal, and on that page is the logo for Laulima. You will sign in using your school ID and password. This class will require dependable Internet access, and minimal technical skills. You must have a broadband connection (no dial-up), and MS Word (not MS Works) or PDF reader. Safari (for Mac) is not adequate for this work, so please download Mozilla Firefox as your Internet browser. Please allow extra time for cyber glitches, and don’t wait until the last minute to turn in your work.


Quizzes and exams:

By reading your weekly papers, observing participation in discussions, and your final interview assignment 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


Students With Verified Disabilities:

If you have a disability with verification on file with our 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.


Student Conduct Code:

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. Also in the catalog is information regarding our "Policy on Sexual Harassment" and "Academic Grievances".


Non-Discrimination Policy:

Hawaii CC does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, or disability or other protected classes in its programs and activities. For inquiries or complaints concerning our non-discrimination policies, please contact your Disabilities Counselor or Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs.


Semester Reflection:

At the end of the semester, please write a brief paragraph of at least one thing 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.


Final Project:

There will be a separate instruction sheet and rubric for this. I will send it out before the end of the first week.


Participation: Class participation goes a long way toward your learning and your grade. The most effective way to learn and grow is to bring information, ideas, and inspiration to the rest of the class. You will also be expected to do quite a bit of your own research on the Internet, which is an excellent tool for growth. Because this is an online class and we are not able to do a live discussion, you are responsible for a quality response to at least one other student each module. You will be given an extra week beyond the assignment due dates to do this.


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:

1.     Student must be demonstrating a pattern of behavior.

2.     The instructor has made attempts to address the behavior and/or academic concerns, but attempts have been unsuccessful or the student is not getting enough support.

3.     The student should need additional support, outside of what is provided in the classroom.



At the end of the semester, you will be given the opportunity to evaluate the course and instructor. I am giving a 10-point incentive if you let me know you have completed the survey. This can be a screen shot, or copy of the completion. I don’t want to know how you answered the evaluation, just that you did it.


How to Contact me:

You may either use “Messages” (see link on left), or email (lucyj@hawaii.edu ). I can receive texts on my cell phone (808-937-4131), also. I will be away from my office during this summer session so don’t call there, please!


Meet with me:

I will be traveling part of the semester, so Skype or FaceTime are the way to do this. This is to take the place of a proctored exam to make sure you are who you say are. I suggest you do it early because I might not have time to talk with all of you by the end of 10 weeks. Also, if I already know you, or if you have been in another online class with me, we don’t need to meet.



This course is based on 10 modules. Each module will consist of at least these two categories:

The last week of school, the module will include your Semester Reflection (see above).



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. I will accept no late work past the end of each four weeks. I’ll explain more in class. 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 semester.


Strong Suggestion:

Since this is a summer 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.

Academic Support Services: (If you need help with your coursework)

Student Support Services: Academic advising; financial aid or personal counseling

RUBRIC: Written assignments, all discussion responses and replies to other students, final essay, semester reflection.



Exceeds Expectations

 20 Points

Meets Expectations

 15 Points

Does Not Meet Expectations

     10 and below

Intellectual Knowledge & Understanding


Relevant concepts were deeply explored, understood and incorporated, using relevant skills, course knowledge, and specific quotations from the articles or videos.

Adequately discusses concepts and relates topic to the articles or video.

Does not adequately answer discussion questions. Comments on prior knowledge and concepts in a global way, but contains no specific experiences or references to the video or activity.


Additional Information

(as required)

Consulted other sources and integrated the information in the reflection paper when required.

Refers to other sources of information, but does not integrate them into answer.


No further information sought to enhance content.

Length of Answer


Answer exceeds or fulfills required paragraph length.


Answer fulfills required paragraph length.



Minimal response. Answer does not fulfill required paragraph length.


Response to Three Other Students

Responses are content specific and one paragraph in length.

General response is less than one paragraph.

Minimal response or no responses to any students.





Grammar and Spelling


Writing is primarily error free, organized, and well written.

Organized writing; May contain some grammatical errors.

Numerous grammatical and punctuation errors. No paragraph breaks.






Semester Reflection


Thoughtful and provocative reflection; correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Overall excellence


Simple reflection; correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation


Inadequate, late, or no reflection by due date; incorrect grammar, spelling, and punctuation.




Each Module Grade is based on the following:

Plus these extras:


Semester Grades:

90-100% = A

80-89%   = B

70-79%   = C

60-69%   = D

0 – 59%  = F    



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

Module 1

Chapter 1 “The Study of Human Development”

Chapter 3 “Birth and the Newborn Child”


Module 2

Chapter 4 “Infancy: The First Year of Life”


Module 3

Chapter 5 “Toddlerhood: The Years 2 and 3”


Module 4

Chapter 6 “Early Childhood”


Module 5

Chapter 7 “Middle Childhood”


Module 6

Chapter 8 “Adolescence”


Module 7

Chapter 9 “Emerging Adulthood”

Chapter 10 “Young Adulthood”


Module 8

Chapter 11 “Middle Adulthood”


Module 9

Chapter 12 “Late Adulthood”


Module 10

Chapter 13 “Death and Afterlife Beliefs”