Psychology 2314 & Sociology 1301
Life's Journey: Social, Cultural, & Psychological Perspectives That Frame Our Understanding of Being Human
Professors Barbara Lusk & Larry Stern

Fall 2017

DATES (Week of)
&
ANNOUNCEMENTS

READING ASSIGNMENTS
&
WEB SITE VISITS

QUIZZES & WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

August 28

 

Section 1: Introduction: Perspectives - Ways of Seeing, Not Seeing, and Being Deceived

 

September 4


Section 2: What is a Human Being: The Intellectual Context: Biological, Psychological, & Sociological Thinking


September 11

Section 3A: What is a Human Being: Psychological Theories of Development


September 18

Section 3B: What is a Human Being: Sociological Approaches

Quiz #1, which covers Sections 1 and 2 on "Perspectives" and "What is a Human Being," will be available on Canvas Friday, September 22nd at noon and must be completed no later than 10AM on Tuesday, September 26th.

Summary-Response Paper for Section 1: Perspectives - Ways of Seeing, Not Seeing, and Being Deceived (click link for question).
This writing assignment must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 11:59PM on Thursday, September 28th.

September 25

Quiz #1, which covers Sections 1 and 2 on "Perspectives" and "What is a Human Being," will be available on Canvas Friday, September 22nd at noon and must be completed no later than 10AM on Tuesday, September 26th.

Summary-Response Paper for Section 1: "Perspectives - Ways of Seeing, Not Seeing, and Being Deceived" must be submitted/uploaded in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox in Canvas no later than 11:59PM on Thursday, September 28th.

Section 4A: How to Study and Analyze Human Beings: Research Methods

Section 4B: Identifying Social Patterns


October 2


Section 5: The Concepts of "Culture" and "Life Chances": An Overview


October 9

Section 6: The Beginning of Life: Prenatal Development and Birth


October 16

Last day to withdraw and receive the grade of "W" is October 20             

Section 7: Infancy and Toddlerhood: Biological and Psycho-Social Development (Attachment Theory)

 

 


October 23

 

Section 8: Early Childhood: Ages 3 - 6
Historical Beliefs About Children and the Notion of "Childhood"

Section 9: Middle Childhood: Ages 7 -11
Friendship, Play, the Influence of Social Groups, and the the Socialization Process

"Death in Gaza" [You can watch this on the internet: [click here]

 


October 30

Section 10: Adolescence: Ages 11 - 16
The Role of Mass Media in Identity Formation: Images of Sex, Sexuality, and Gender

Videos in Class:
"The Boys of Second Street Park"
"Still Killing Us Softly"


November 6


Section 11: Young Adulthood: Love, Intimacy, Parenting, and Responsibility


November 13

Section 12: Pejorative "isms"and Discrimination in Society: Racism, Sexism, and Ageism

Videos in Class:
The Color of Fear - Movie Trailer - Preview
"Ethnic Notions"


November 20

Section 13: Life Chances Revisited: Its Distribution and Impact throughout the Life Span



November 27


Section 14: Middle Adulthood: Love, Sexuality, Work & Mid-life Crises

Section 15: Late Adulthood: Physical & Mental Changes, Ageism, & Retirement


December 4            

Section 16: Death and Dying

 

 

 

 

December 11

FINAL EXAM - TAKE-HOME ESSAY