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ECE-PSY 275 SU10 Syllabus

ECE-PSY 275 SU10 Syllabus

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Current Issues in Brain Development: ECE & PSY 275 
Winter Quarter 2010WAOL on-line
 Required Reading: 
Brain: The Complete Mind; How it Develops, How it Works, and How to Keep itSharp; Michael Sweeney; National Geographic, 2009ANDBrain Gym; Teacher·s Edition Revised; Paul E. Dennison, Ph.D. and Gail E.Dennison; Edu-Kinesthetics, Inc.; 1994ANDArticles as assigned
Optional Reading: 
Brain Facts, (2008). Order or download and print from Society for Neuroscienceweb.sfn.orgANDThe Developing Brain: Birth to age Eight; Marilee Sprenger; Corwin Press; 2008*this book especially good for those of you who want to learn ways to apply brain research for young children.
Christine Moon
(360) 596-5378
Office Location: 
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Course Objectives:
Introduce the student to the field of neurobiology as it relates to the developmentof the brain.
Familiarize the student with current research in the area of brain development
Enable the student to understand the role of technology in the findings of braindevelopment
Critically examine research and evidence in the field of neurobiology and braindevelopment
Foster a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding human development
Encourage and demonstrate practical application of brain development researchto the field of early childhood development and psychology
Familiarize the student with the concept of emotional intelligence and it·srelationship to brain development
Foster an understanding of difference between psychiatric and psychologicalmethodologies used in treating disorders as they relate to brain development
Each student is expected to do his or her own work. Plagiarism, which isstealing the language, ideas or thoughts of another and representing it as your ownoriginal work, is also cheating. Any violation of academic honesty may result indismissal from the course and the college.
 Additional Comments:
Please note that I reserve the right to make correctionsand/or changes to the syllabus. This syllabus is a contract between you and I.
 If you have a concern with any of these issues please discuss them with me as soon as they arise.
Participation (discussion forum) 100Midterm 75Final 100Research Project 125TOTAL 400
10 points per discussion forum (See Discussion Rubric for details)
75 points
100 points
Research Project
: Students will be assigned to a current issue. Students willresearch the topic using at least one book and 2 research articles (from EBSCO).Students will create a PowerPoint on their topic that will be emailed to the professor and posted for class. See assignment sheet for details. 125 points
Class Calendar 
Week/dates Topic Work Due
1 June 28-July 2
Basic Brain Facts Chapter 1
2 July 5-9
NeuronsBrain DevelopmentEnriched EnvironmentsReadiness
Chapter 3 andpages 236-238 (Up to´History of Memoryµ)
3 July 12-16
Layers of the brainLobes of the brainSensory
Chapter 44 July 19-23
R/L HemispheresNeurotransmitters
Chapter 2
5 July 26-30
Limbic SystemEmotional IntelligenceFeelings GateStress and Distress
Chapter 7
6 August 2-6
Article(s) as assigned thatweek 
7 August 9-13
Research Projects:
Chapter 5Chapter 6Articles as assigned thatweek 
8 August 16-20
Research Projects:
Chapter 9 and pages 92-93and pages 238-257Articles as assigned thatweek 

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