PS 309 Human Sexuality
F2BB 2007 HL
Dempsey, Holly J.
Academic Director, Holloman AFB Campus Center/Adjunct Faculty
Master of Science, Counseling and PsychologyBachelor of Arts, Religious StudiesLicensed School Counselor
Holloman Education Center
Wednesdays 1:00pm-3:30pm; anytime by appointment
505-479-2337 (Holloman Campus Center on Wednesdays)
22 October-16 December 2007
5:00 - 8:00PM
King, Bruce M. (2005) Human Sexuality Today (5th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall
ISBN # 0131891642
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: This is your class, your education, and your time. I am here to help you learn and to help you succeed as you pursue your education. I value your commitment and your insight and welcome your comments or concerns throughout the term.
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:
Your grade will be based on the following assignments:
Background report, interview, and theoretical analysis (from core assessment above): 300 points
In-class presentation of your research: 100 points
Comprehensive Final Exam: 100 points
Grades will be assigned as follows:
F=299 and below
Late Submission of Course Materials: In the event of illness, emergencies, or short-notice TDY's please contact me as soon as possible if you would like to request an extension.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Human Sexuality is a fascinating, complex, and often controversial subject! I encourage active participation in class and welcome input from and interaction among my students. My expectation as we discuss issues which may result in strong differences in opinion, values, and beliefs is simple: You may voice dissension with/disagreement with an opinion, but you may not discount what another student expresses as their experience. Ours will be a lively, engaging class in which any topic or issue related to Human Sexuality is "fair game".
Week One: Why a Course in Human Sexuality? (Ch. 1)
Week Two: Sexual/Reproductive Anatomy; Hormones/Sexuality; Sexual Responses (Ch. 2,3,4)
Week Three: Sexually Transmitted Infections/Related Diseases; Birth Control; Pregnancy/Childbirth (Ch. 5,6,7)
Week Four: Communicating About Sex; Sexuality as Social Concept;Gender Identity/Roles (Ch. 8,9,10)
(STUDENT PRESENTATIONS AS SCHEDULED IN CLASS)
Week Five: Sexual Orientation; Sexual Development, Sexual Behaviors/Attitudes (Ch. 11,12,13)
Week Six: Love and Relationships; Sexual Problems and Therapy (Ch. 14,15)
CORE ASSESSMENT PROJECT DUE WED, 28 NOV/TAKE-HOME FINAL GIVEN - DUE ON 12 DEC
Week Seven: Paraphilias/Sexual Variants; Sexual Victimization; Sex and the Law (Ch. 16,17,18)
Week Eight: FINAL EXAM DUE IN CLASS/Current Issues in Human Sexuality
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: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.
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: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:9/22/2007 10:27:21 AM