Please arrive on time. If you do arrive late, please enter the classroom as quietly as possible and
take the most accessible seat available. If you know you will be leaving class early on a
particular day, there is no need to inform me in advance; however, please take a seat close to an
aisle and leave as quietly as possible.
Please remember to either turn off your cell phone or completely turn the ringer off before
class begins. Texting is not allowed in class. If you need to text please leave the classroom.
Talking or whispering to each other during class is disruptive and disrespectful to me as well as
to your classmates. If you have something urgent to speak to your friends about, there is no
reason for you to remain in the classroom.
Cheating will not be tolerated. If I see you cheating or communicating with a classmate in any
way during an exam, you will automatically get a 0 on the exam.
Tentative Semester Schedule will be given first day of class
CHECK BLACKBOARD DAILY FOR CHANGES
June 4 Syllabus Review, Chapter 2 Theories of Human development
June 5 Chapter 2 Theories of Human development
June 6 Chapter 6 Physical Development
June 11 Chapter 6 Physical Development
June 12 Chapter 12 Development of the Self and Social Cognition
June 13 Tentative Midterm Exam (Exam on Chapters 2, 6, 12)
June 18 Chapter 13 Sex Differences and Gender-Role Development
June 19 Chapter 15 The Context of Development
June 20 Why Do They Act That Way Chapters 1-4
June 25 Why Do They Act That Way Chapters 5-10
June 26 Why Do They Act That Way Chapters 10-14 Conclusion/Review
June 27 Tentative Final Exam ( Chapters 13, 15, and entire book Why Do They
Act That Way?)
Recommendations: I strongly encourage you to keep up with the readings,
attend, and participate in class. This class is about understanding
adolescent development. It takes time to understand the material. If you
have any concerns please see me as soon as possible.