PS 309 Human Sexuality
F1J 2008 PV
George Turner, LSCSW, LCSW
BA, Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas CityMSW, Social Work, University of KansasBoard Certified Sex Therapist, American Association of Sexuality Educators,Counselors and Therapist (AASECT)
In our classroom, by appointment.
Before class, by appointment
08/20/08 - 10/08/08
5:30PM - 9:50PM
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Educational Philosophy: I will address a variety of learning styles through the use of visual media, discussions and group activities, writing, presentations, and hands on application of concepts. The facilitator encourages critical thinking, reading and writing skills. I believe that learning is fundamentally about exploring the boundaries of your own values, beliefs and ideas.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Background report - 3 to 5 pages utilizing scientific information found in books, journal articles, popular media and the Internet; provides an informational base from which the topic can be understood
Interview - 2 to 3 pages that summarizes findings for each of the 2 interviewees (you do not need to include a transcript of the actual interview; summarize comments of each person into a cohesive report)
Theoretical analysis - 3 to 5 pages that utilizes information learned in the class and research concerning biological foundations, social pressures and cultural influences of sexuality; in this section of the paper, students will apply what they have learned to interpret and analyze the interview findings from a scientific perspective
Information must be organized, presented and referenced using APA style. Paper must include 5 references in addition to the interviews. Paper should be a minimum of 10 pages (plus title and reference pages).
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
***At the end of the semester, only the top two grades from either Exam I, II, or III will be used. Your lowest grade will be dropped. Thus, if you are satisfied with exam grades I & II, you can opt out of exam III. On the other hand, if you do poorly on one of the first two exams, you have an opportunity to try again.
Grading criteria is based upon students’ demonstration of significant self-assessment and reflection, their willingness to engage course material, their level of scholarship, and their demonstration of skill sets covered in class and their participation. It is understood that students’ participation manifests itself dependent upon learning, personality and interactive styles. For this reason, the class is structured to allow for participation on many different levels through alternative learning methodologies.
Assignments not collected in person must be sent via snail mail on or by the due date to:
Please note that I do not accept assignments via email. I also want you to receive the graded hard copy so that you can benefit from the constructive feedback.
500 - 450
449 – 400
399 – 350
349 – 300
Exam II 100
Exam III (100)* Only your highest two grades will be kept
Media Presentation 100
Late Submission of Course Materials: I do not accept late materials. Anything not submitted at 5:30 on the night it is due will receive a zero.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to:
Class #1: Introductions
· Definition of Sexuality
· Sexual Continuum
· Values Clarification
· A New Conceptual Model of Sexuality
Read Ch 1, (Skip 2) 3, 4
Class #2 Guest Speaker: APA style and Park writing resources
Read Ch. 5, 6, (Skip 7, 8, 9) 10
Class #3 Guest Speaker: LGBT panel
Read Ch. 7 & 8
Class #4 Guest Speaker: Disability Panel
DUE: Journal article Review
Read Ch 9, 11, 12,
Class #5 Guest Speaker: Birth Control Methods
Read Ch 13, 14, 15
Class #6 Quiz 4
DUE: Media Project
Read Ch. 16, 17
Class #7 Guest Speaker:
Class #8 Exam III: Comprehensive Final
DUE: Core Assignment*
* Your core assignment may be turned in early. You can hand deliver these on Class #7 or you have the option of mailing. If you mail this assignment, it MUST be postmarked by Mon Oct 06, 2008.
Please mail your assignment, to my office address provided above.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87If you are in doubt, please seek assistance from me or the learning center on campus. It is far better to ask questions than to risk the consequences of plagiarizing because you do not know.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90ATTENDANCE:
*** Please note that for this class, PS309, I will follow this very specific attendance policy outlined below.
This class is designed as an interactive, participatory, experiential learning course. Students are expected to attend ALL classes (NO exceptions)and to participate, in their own individual styles, in the class experience. Experiences missed in class cannot be made up through readings or borrowed notes.
This is a condensed class semester and the classroom experience cannot be made up; therefore missing one class (for any reason) WILL result in forfeiting of 100 Points.
As a courtesy, please notify/discuss absences with your instructor, but note that the policy stands. Please do not ask for individual exceptions. Everyone has a 'good' excuse and I do not want to be put in the position to judge student's absences.
Any two absences will result in administrative withdrawal.
LATENESS: This is a highly interactive class and your participation is vital to it's overall success. Please note that lateness will also affect your grade. MISSING ANY PART OF THE COURSE WILL LOWER YOUR GRADE!
Please be on time!
I understand that emergencies happen and we all have lives outside of this class with a multitude of responsibilities. However, this class is purposefully organzied with HIGH/ heavy class participation, which makes it impossible to repeat when missed. (Reading about a relationship is not the same as being a part of that experience.) The class misses out when you are not present.
You must be prepared to make a committment to this class! If you are not able to do this, I will not be upset if you decide to make arrangements that better suit your schedule. If you anticipate having issues with this policy, you may want to reconsider this class.
While participation looks different depending upon learning style, every student is expected to be an active participant in their own learning, and to contribute to the class process. Failure to meet these expectations will significantly lower this portion of your grade.
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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