PS 309 Human Sexuality
SP 2009 HO
Dr. Margo Fallon, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Teacher - MO, M.A. Guidance & Counseling, B.S.E. Theatre/Speech
after class or by appointment
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Spring 2009 - 1-12-09 to 5-7-09
T & Th
11:35AM - 12:50 PM Room: SC 110
Textbook: Human Sexuality: Personality & Social Psychological Perspectives, by Craig A. Hill, Sage Publications, 2008 ISBN: 978-1-4129-0483-4
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Material not provided in the text but that is a goal of the course such as exploitaion or others re sex will be addressed by outside research resources.
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Educational Philosophy: My focus is on teaching the person as well as the subject matter. A major goal is to have students be fundamentally motivated by their interest in growing and learning, thereby gaining intrinsic value from the course rather than just having them be concerned with proving themselves relative to external criteria. I try to provide a variety of educational experiences to access the various learning styles of all students, including practical experiential learning opportunities. A practitioner of psychology myself, I try to relate course material to real world use of course content. Last, but certainly not least, I encourage academic excellence and try to mentor students relative to their special talents, abilities, and eventual contributions to the psychology field.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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).
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: 1. Attendance/Participation.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
If you miss class, you must get the assignment from one of your small group members and do it by yourself if you have not collaborated on it with them; but obviously the experiential activities and participation grades cannot be made up. If your assignments are turned in late they will not receive the maximum number of points available. Points deducted will be per day and depend upon the assignment involved.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:1/12/2009 10:26:46 PM