FamR 230         Human Development – Summer 2018

Online - Laulima

Associate Professor Lucy L Jones, PhD


Office – Kaliko 151 Pālamanui Campus

Office Hours by Appointment


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Required Textbook: Human Development: A Cultural Approach, by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, 2nd edition, Pearson Publishing


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.



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.


Laulima: 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 hand it out before the end of the first week.


Attendance: Like a regular job, if you miss too much work you would be dismissed, so it is with this class. If you have five absences or more, you will be required to choose between withdrawing, extensive make-up work, or a failing grade. I will deduct points from your total for excessive absences without a valid excuse. If you cannot be in class, please email me or call prior to the class you need to miss so I know you haven’t dropped the class. I realize this is very subjective, but there needs to be some incentive to be here and to take part in class discussions.


Participation: Attitude and class participation go 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.


eCAFE: 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 my office (808-969-8849), or email ( lucyj@hawaii.edu ). I can receive texts on my cell phone (808-937-4131), also.


Meet with me: This can be in person (if you live on the Kona side) or via Skype. This is to take the place of a proctored exam to make sure you are who you say you 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.


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

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

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. 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.


RUBRIC: Written Assignment, Final Interview Essay, Semester Reflection, Attendance and Participation

Excellent (A)

Good (B)

Adequate (C)

Inadequate (D)

No Credit  (F)


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

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


Appropriate and provocative class discussion; involvement;

Insightful comments; regular participation

Appropriate class discussion; thoughtful comments;

Involvement; regular participation & attendance

Appropriate class discussion & comments;

Some involvement; regular attendance

Few comments or involvement; regular or excused attendance

No involvement or participation; irregular or unexcused attendance


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”