Surveys major developmental theories and patterns of change and continuity from birth to death in human subjects. Emphasizes biological, cognitive, and emotional development through the lifespan. Examines cultural influences on development. Recommended: PSY 201A or 202A. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 40313

From the Instructor:
This course will be using Desire2Learn, our Learning Management Software at PCC that is used to deliver online courses. To login to your course, please go to: and click on the Desire2Learn login link on the left of your MyPCC homepage. Your access to this class will open about 8 a.m. on the first day of the term. Please be sure to log in that day to begin reading Unit #1 and to complete Unit #2, which contains the Course Orientation, Course Syllabus, Course Calendar, Communicating Online, and Resources at PCC. In addition, Learning Module #1 and Discussion Post #1 can be found in Unit #3 and are both due by the end of the first week. You must log in and spend some time in the course before the first Friday of the term or you will be dropped from the course. Please note that this is an eleven week long, time-intensive, distance learning course. This course is entirely online. There will be no class meetings.
Course Specific Requirements:
Textbook: The text is called Human Development, A Cultural Approach, by Arnett, 1st edition, 2012. Students have three choices in a textbook for this term. They are the following: 1. By going directly to, you can purchase access to MyPsychLab and it will include an E-Text. 2. You can purchase a three-hole drilled text with access to MyPsychLab from the Sylvania PCC Bookstore which cannot be resold to the College Bookstore. The ISBN is 9780205987870. 3. You can purchase a bound book with access to MyPsychLab from the Sylvania PCC Bookstore which can be resold to the College Bookstore. The ISBN is 9780205987887. This text will not be placed on reserve in the library. You will need to purchase your own copy and have access to it on a daily basis. This version of the textbook purchased from the College bookstore comes with a software code that will give you access to the publisher's online site called 'MyPsychLab'. After you register for the Lab, you will need a course-specific ID number in order to enter the Lab. You will get the course-specific ID number from your instructor on the first day of class. MyPsychLab is strongly recommended for this course. The Lab contains a study guide and a number of interactive elements such as audio, video, simulations, animations, and more. Textbooks purchased at the Sylvania PCC Bookstore are packaged with a registration code to MyPsychLab. The Sylvania PCC College Bookstore offers competitive pricing on this textbook package. Please note that only the Sylvania Campus Bookstore stocks the books for most Web courses. It is unlikely that you will be able to purchase this text at other PCC campus bookstores. If you purchase your textbook elsewhere, such as through an online vendor, please be sure that you purchase a copy that comes with MyPsychLab. If you do not, you will have to purchase it separately, which generally is more expensive. Also, remember that online ordering can be very slow and unreliable. No accommodations will be made for students who are not ready to begin the term with their textbooks at the start of the term. If you do choose to purchase the text without the access code, your final grade will probably be directly affected. Use of the Lab is highly recommended, especially because it provides practice quizzes which allow students to test their level of comprehension and to engage in some self-assessment related to their understanding of the course material. Students who use the Lab generally get better grades and enjoy the course more than students who do not use the Lab. Be sure to use the ISBN number above in order to get the correct version of the Lab when you purchase your text.
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
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  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
WEB » 40313 - 22-Sep-2014 thru 13-Dec-2014
Instructor: Kitty M Stromholt
Notes: CRN 40313 Emphasizes a cultural approach.
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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