PS309 Human Sexuality

for F1AA 2007

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PS 309 Human Sexuality


F1AA 2007 LC


Enloe, Joseph Mark


Senior Instructor


BSOE in Occupational Education
Master of Science in School Psychology
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Office Location


Office Hours

15 minutes after class.

Daytime Phone


Other Phone

210-225-2406 ext. 228


Semester Dates

20 August thru 14 October 2007

Class Days


Class Time

4:45 - 7:25 PM



Credit Hours



Dimensions of Human Sexuality (6th Ed.), Byer

McGraw Hill, 2002

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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:

The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, special projects, and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in critical thinking situations to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the biological foundations of human sexuality.
  2. Explain the social and cultural influences on human sexual behavior, beliefs, and experiences.
  3. Critically analyze issues related to sexual orientation and diversity in sexual expression.
  4. Address the development of human sexuality, gender identity and gender roles throughout the lifespan.
  5. Identify the etiology and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, sexual. dysfunctions, and atypical sexual variations.
  6. List issues and experiences involved in reproductive sexuality.
  7. Identify issues related to sexual coercion.

Core Assessment:
Students will complete an integrative project that includes a background report, interview and theoretical analysis of a specific, target topic related to the development of human sexuality, gender identity, gender roles, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual dysfunctions or atypical sexual variations (for example, a target topic related to gender identity might be transsexualism; or a target topic related to gender roles might be women in the workforce or stay-at-home fathers). After selecting a target topic, students will complete a report that highlights key research, findings and information relevant to the topic. In addition, the student will interview 2 individuals on their attitudes, values and beliefs in relation to the target topic. Finally, the students will complete a theoretical analysis of the interview information in which they compare and contrast interview findings to address the biological foundations, social pressures, and cultural influences that may contribute to the attitudes, values or beliefs revealed through the interviews.

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).

Class Assessment:

.  Midterm Exam; September 13th (4th week) –Chapters 1-3 & 8-10 and class lecture.

    Final Exam:  October 11th (8th week) - Chapters 11-14 & 17-18 and class lecture.

Both exams may be all of one of the following or a combination of each: multiple choice, matching, and essay questions. Each test will count as 25% of your grade (50% total).


2. Each student must keep a weekly log (beginning with the first day of class). In this log, which must be typed when turned in, you must write your personal reactions to each night of class. Reactions will be recorded for those to the instructor, guest speaker, classmates' comments, and subject material. Your log will be kept confidential, and will not be seen by anyone other than yourself and the instructor (unless you show it to someone). Things you liked, disliked, agreed with, disagreed with, learned, and unlearned are all appropriate entries into your log. If a particular class brings up personal issues for you, you may share and react to that also. If you criticize a subject or point of view, offer a correction or reason for it, don't just make a negative comment. This will cause you to practice your critical thinking abilities.

           A comment (reaction) MUST be made for EVERY class meeting date. If you don't, Three (3) points per class date missing will be deducted from the final grade. If you miss a class, you must read the assigned chapters and react to them for your log entry. Reactions to the guest speakers must be done or you will lose 3 points per guest speaker missed. LENGTH IS VERY IMPORTANT! Each entry should be a minimum of 5 sentences! You must turn in both journals to receive any credit.


3. In addition to the major assessment areas, students may loose up to 10 points for absences and or tardies, whether it is excused or not (lack of participation). Each absence, starting with the second one, will cause a loss of 2.5 points. If there is no more than one absence, the student will not lose points in this area (nor can you gain extra points). If you are more than 5 minutes late, you will loose 1 point for every unexcused tardy. This is a highly interactive class and your participationis vital to it's overall success.        


Possible maximum score/points:
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements.


 A (4.0 honor points)


Personal Logs (10 points each)



 B (3.0 honor points)


Required Core Assessment



 C (2.0 honor points)


Midterm Examination



 D (1.0 honor point)


Final Examination


Below 62

 F (no honor points)


Absences may reduce grade up to10 points.


Late Submission of Course Materials:

Make-up and/or late submission of exams and assignments must be coordinated with the instructor. Make-ups are given only for excused absences only.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Regular attendance with on time arrival. Courtesy to listen to and respect others points of view. Demonstrate a desire to take an active part in the learning process by coming to class prepared to discuss material, ask questions, and share insights with the class. Students are expected to complete all assignments by the due dates and appear for scheduled examinations. It is the student's responsibility to inquire when something is unclear in the texts or lectures. Do Not expect the instructor to present all the assigned reading in class.  Reading is the student's responsibility: The instructor's responsibility is to clarify, emphasize, give examples, put the topics into context, lead class discussions, and bring in additional related material to support and supplement the assigned reading. Tests may include questions over material from the assigned reading that was not covered in class. A student who does not read and study the assigned readings will not be able to get a good grade in this class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
August 21 Introductions & Chapter 1 Do Communications Exercise in Chapter 2 for Homework


August 23 Chapter 2 and Communication Exercise


August 28 Chapter 3


August 30 Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7 Overview


September 4 Chapter 8


September 6 Chapter 9


September 11 Chapter 10 (Possible Guest Speaker)


September 13 Mid-Term Examination; Personal Journal 1 Due


September 18 Review of Mid-Term, Journals, and Chapter 11


September 20 Chapter 12


September 25 Chapter 13


September 27 Chapter 14


October 2 Chapter 17


October 4 Chapter 18 or Trip to Therapy Class


October 9 Trip to Therapy Class or Chapter 18


October 11 Final Exam and Journal 2 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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: .


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