PS 309 Human Sexuality
F2B 2006 BL
Rivera, Raul (Rudy)
5 pm - 10 pm
Textbook: Human Sexuality, 4th Edition, Bruce King, 2000
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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).
Student progress will be evaluated by the accuracy and completeness of in-class presentations, attendance and examination scores.
15 points for perfect attendance, 5 points deducted for each unexcused absence.
30 points for the Mid-term Exam (or paper)
25 points for classroom presentation
30 points for the Final Exam (or paper)
A = 100-90 points
B = 89-80 points
C = 79-70 points
D = 69-60 points
F = 59 points or less is considered a failing grade
Late Submission of Course Materials: No classroom presentations, papers or exams will be accepted after the last class meeting date.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
If the subject matter (sex) is uncomfortable to you want to get over it, then you are in right class. We will jointly create an atmosphere where all can voice their moral, legal and political opinions and beliefs on human sexuality without fear of judgment. Discussions on areas where strong moral or religious-based exist will occur and the instructor will referee to ensure that we keep the discussions directed at the topic and not each other's individual belief differences. No one's opinion will be judged by another is this class. Our classroom will be judgment-free and objective on the matters related to human sexuality. Learning is an enjoyable journey that begins at birth and continues until death. Let's enjoy this brief didactic segment of life and use it to clear some dust out of our brains.
Any related subjects or areas of personal concern will be fair game for dignified discussion. This will not be a forum that will license profanity or porno for the sake of humor or for the sake of crudeness. Having said that, profane words do exist in our every day vocabulary and may be defined and discussed objectively as they apply to how human sexuality is being communicated verbally and over the written and online electronic media. Our goal will be to individually examine how we think and why we have formed various ideas and beliefs about our own sex roles and sexuality. What we think is merely the end product of what we believe.
You are working at the upper division university level and will be expected to participate to the best of your current ability. If you have read or seen additional materials that can be useful to our course, please bring them. NO PORNO visual or audio materials will be brought into our classroom. Better yet, write a paper on it or make a separate classroom presentation on it. This is your class and your education; insist on getting your money's work from the class.
Week Day Topics Readings
1 Tue Why study human sexuality/History Ch 1 (Dr. Rudy)
Thur Reproductive anatomy Ch 2 (Dr. Rudy)
Thur Hormones and sexuality Ch 3 (Dr. Cal)
2 Tue Similarities/diff in our sexual responses Ch 4
Thur Sexually transmitted/related diseases Ch 5
3 Tue Communicating about Sex Ch 8
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
Thur Paraphilias and Sexual Variants Ch 16
7 Tue Sexual Victimization Ch 17
Tue Sex and the Law Ch 18
Thur Final Exam (Ch 12-18 Optional if you have a “B” working)
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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:9/17/2006 10:13:41 PM