PS 309 Human Sexuality
F1B 2006 BLA
Rivera, Raul (Rudy)
Textbook: Human Sexuality, 4th Edition, Bruce King
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, student presentations, dialogues, examinations, internet, guest lectures and videos. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
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: Student progress will be evaluated by the accuracy and completeness of in-class presentations, attendance and examination scores
Students will be able to earn up to 100 points during the semester. Each student begins with 15 points for attendance and five points will be deducted (up to 15 points subtracted out of 100) for each unexcused absense. 25 points can be earned by preparing and presenting an individual or group presentation on a complete chapter or a major topic within a chapter. Presentations must be approved prior to presenting. Examinations will be worth a total of 60 points. If a mid-term and a final examination are given, each will be worth 30 points each.
There are no means of earning "extra credit" in this course.
Final grades will be assigned as follows:
A - 90-100 points earned
B - 80-89 points earned
C - 70-79 points earned
D - 60-69 points earned
F - 0-59 points earned
Late Submission of Course Materials: No classroom presentations, papers or exams will be accepted after the last class meeting date.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Human sexuality is a sensative and awkward topic for many adults. This course will be conducted with dignity and no profanity or pornography will be tolerated. If you are making a presentation that requires the use of questionable materials, get approval from Dr. Rivera prior to presenting it to the class. These rules apply to guest speakers as well.
Week Topic Chapter Presenter
1 Tue Why study human sexuality/History of Sex Ch 1 (Dr. Rudy)
History of Sex
Thur Reproductive anatomy Ch 2 (Dr. Rudy)
Thur Hormones and sexuality Ch 3 (Dr. Rudy)
2 Tue Similarities/diff in our sexual responses Ch 4 Student Presentations
Thur Sexually transmitted/related diseases Ch 5 Ch 4-5; and
3 Tue Communicating about Sex Ch 8 Ch 8-18
Tue Sexuality as a Social Concept Ch 9
Thur Becoming a woman/man Gender ID Ch 10
4 Tue Sexual Orientation Ch 11
Thur Mid-term Exam Ch. 1-5;8-11 Exam
5 Tue Live span - Sexual Development Ch 12
Thur Adult Sexual Behaviors & Attitudes Ch 13
Thur Love and Relationships Ch 14
6 Tue Sex Problems and Therapy Ch 15
Thu Paraphilias and Sexual Variants Ch 16
All papers due
7 Tue Sexual Victimization Ch 17
Tue Sex and the Law Ch 18
Thur Final Exam (Ch 12-18)
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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Last Updated:7/23/2006 6:04:17 PM