PS 309 Human Sexuality
F1J 2006 PV
Miller, Tamara D.
AA Longview Community CollegeBA University of Missouri Kansas CityMA Central Missouri State University
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816 529 4166
5:30 - 9:30
Textbook: Human Sexuality, Diversity in Contemporary America, 5th ed. Strong, Devault and Sayad, Mc Graw Hill
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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
Guidelines: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
Requirements: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).
Class Assessment: Your grade is based on exams, the core assessment and two taking sides papers. Your exams are non-comprehensive and none is weighted any differently than the others. When you do your taking sides, my aim is to get you to think critically and present arguments well. That skill will serve you well in the core project. To that end, your first paper is one side of the argument, the second is the opposite side. So, if you choose to do abortion, your first paper will support it, the second will come out against abortion. You must choose a topic related to class, cite your sources, use APA formatting and write a polished, gramatically correct paper. Your core assesment project is outlined above. I've enclosed links to an APA formatting site. At this time the grading rubric does not appear, but it will be added later.
500 - 450
449 – 400
399 – 350
349 – 300
Exam one 100
Exam two 100
Core project 100
Taking sides 1 50
Taking sides 2 50
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: We will discuss many controversial topics in this class. It is imperative that you practice good manners. Under no circumstances, barring a building fire, do we raise our voices. It is disrespectful. I wholeheartedly support your right to disagree or to maintain your own opinions. We can agree to disagree. I will make the atmosphere safe for the expression of your point of view. Please turn your cell and pager to vibrate. If you feel compelled to answer a call or page, do so outside the classroom.
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 2005-2006 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90Any two absences will result in administrative withdrawal.
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