PS 309 Human Sexuality
F1W 2007 TI
Sammons, Paula F.
4:30 - 7:20 PM
Textbook: Rathus, S.A., Nevid, J.S., & Fichner-Rathus, L. (2005). Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity. Sixth Edition. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy rests on the belief that classroom learning is best accomplished through an integrated approach utilizing various methods of instruction. Methods utilized will include assigned readings, lecture, discussion and interaction, written assignments, oral presentations, internet, videos, and examinations to facilitate understanding of major issues and concepts related to human sexuality and to promote critical thinking. The instructor 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).
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Killer of Dreams-p.546.
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