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PS 309 Human Sexuality
Miller, Tamara D.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CoursePS 309 Human Sexuality DN
SemesterU1J2005
FacultyMiller, Tamara D.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMA Sociology Central Missouri State University
BA Sociology University of Missouri Kansas City
AA Liberal Arts Longview Community College
Office Locationclassroom
Office Hours5:00 - 5:30 Wednesdays or by appointment
Daytime Phone913 573 3191
E-Mailtmiller@park.edu
tammil818@hotmail.com
Web Pagehttp://captain.park.edu/tmiller
Semester DatesJune 6 - July 28
Class Days---W---
Class Time5:30 - 9:50 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Human Sexuality, Diversity in Contemporary America, 5th ed. Strong, Devault and Sayad, Mc Graw Hill

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


Course Description:
Survey of topics relating to human sexuality.  The themes range from the biology of human reproduction to the sociology and psychology of human mating.  Many controversial subjects are discussed, to encourage students to examine their own attitudes towards these subjects.  3:0:3

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:
1. The student will be able to identify the differing theories on
development of sexuality.
2. The student will be able to identify the qualities of valid research
methods.
3. The student will be able to label the female reproductive structure
and accessory structures on a diagram.
4. The student will be able to relate the function of each of the
reproductive and accessory structures.
5. The student will be able to label the male reproductive and
accessory structures on a diagram.
6. The student will be able to relate the function of each of the
reproductive and accessory  structures.
7. The student will be able to identify the physiological changes that
occur in each phase of the   sexual response cycle.
8. The student will be able to relate the importance of communication
in sexual relations.
9. The student will be able to compare the embryonic changes that occur
in the development  of a female fetus with that of a male fetus.
10. The student will be able to explain the stages of gender identity
development.
11. The student will be able to relate societal expectations of gender
and how they affect gender identity development.
12. The student will be able to define transsexualism.
13. The student will be able to describe the two types of gender
identity conflicts.
14. The student will be able to list the steps of gender reassignment
prior to surgery.
15. The student will be able to describe how gender roles are evolving.
16. The student will be able to relate why the term "love" is so vague.
17. The student will be able to differentiate between love and lust.
18. The student will be able to identify the possible role of pheromones
in attraction.
19. The student will be able to describe the qualities of romantic
relationships.
20. The student will be able to describe the role of intimacy in a
relationship.
21. The student will be able to identify the need for good communication
skills and how they contribute to a healthy relationship.
22. The student will be able to list the various theories on
perspectives on homosexual behavior.
23. The student will be able to compare and contrast gay males and
lesbian sexual behaviors.
24. The student will be able to list cultural biases against
homosexuals.
25. The student will be able to define sexual ambiguity.
26. The student will be able to identify issues of fertility.
27. The student will be able to list various methods of contraception.
28. The student will be able to identify the various methods of
abortion.
29. The student will be able to relate the controversies regarding
abortion and contraception.
30. The student will be able to identify the characteristics of
sexuality in infancy,  preschool and school age children.31. The student will be able to identify the characteristics of
sexuality in young adulthood and adolescence.
32. The student will be able to relate the importance of sex education
in the development of responsible sexual behavior.
33. The student will be able to define inhibited sexual desire and
sexual aversion.
34. The student will be able to identify the male sexual dysfunctions.
35. The student will be able to identify the female sexual dysfunctions.
36. The student will be able to describe the role of sex therapy in
treating sexual dysfunctions.
37. The student will be able to identify the history, background, and
incidence of sexually transmitted diseases.
38. The student will be able to list the symptoms and sources of
transmission of AIDS.
39. The student will be able to identify the STDs transmitted by
viruses and bacteria and those other than viral or bacterial.
40. The student will be able to identify prevention and control of STDs.
41. The student will be able to compare and contrast normal and deviant
sexual  behavior.
42. The student will be able to identify the paraphilias.
43. The student will be able to identify the theoretical perspectives of
the causes of atypical sexual variations.
44. The student will be able to identify the treatment of paraphilias.
45. The student will be able to define harassment and recognize laws
protecting against harassment.
46. The student will be able to define rape.
47. The student will be able to list the steps to protect oneself
against rape.
48. The student will be able to define sexual abuse.
49. The student will be able to define incest.
50. The student will be able to define prostitution.
51. The student will be able to define pornography.
52. The student will be able to relate the influence of the media on
commercial sex.
53. The student will be able to list community resources which are
available for sex education and support.



Course Assessment:
Examinations, projects, papers, participation

Grading:

100-90 = A 500 - 450
89-80 = B 449 - 400
79-70 = C 399 - 350
69-60 = D 349 - 300
Below 60 = F below  300

Late Submission of Course Materials:
I do not accept late materials

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

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS
Date Agenda/topic Reading/Due
June 8 Housekeeping, icebreaker,
Cultural differences, “normal” How do we study sex?  Why do we study sex? Who has studied sex? Female anatomy/response
June 15 Male anatomy/response
Gender and gender roles
Sexuality over the lifespan Chapters 1 -6
Article review due
June 17 Love…what is it?
Communication…handouts and exercises Exam One chapters
1-6
June22 STD's and AIDS
Sexual problems/therapies Chapters 7,8, 15 and 16
June 24 Contraception/birth control
Pregnancy/childbirth
Sexual heath First “taking sides” due
Exam two Ch 7, 8, 11 ,12 ,13, 15 , 16,
June 29 Harassment/abuse
Laws regarding sexuality in its various forms Second “taking sides” due
Ch 17, 18,
July 19 How do we have sex?
Coercion and perversion night Ch 9 and 10
July 26 Final exam Ch 9, 10, 17 and 18
Presentations due

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
Any two absences will result in an “F”. Partial attendance is an absence.

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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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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