PS 309 Human Sexuality
F2J 2010 IN
Masters Counseling PsychologyLPC, NCC
107C NE 72nd Street, Gladstone, MO 64118
October 18, 2010 to December 12, 2010
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Rathus, S.A, Nevid, J.S, Fichner-Rathus, L.(2011) Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity (8th edition). Boston: Allyn
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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:
Class Participation 80 (10 each)
Midterm Exam 50
Final Exam 50
280 – 257 A
256 – 233 B
232 – 209 C
208 – 185 D
Below 185 Fail
Late Submission of Course Materials:
No late papers or electronic submissions will be accepted.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. This class contains explicit materials which are meant to teach, guide and promote critical thinking about human sexuality – please be sensitive to others as not everyone will process the information the same.
2. Debate and open dialog are encouraged. However, students are expected to be respectful and courteous of each others opinions. Rude or discourteous discourse will not be tolerated.
3. Be on time. Showing up late to class OR leaving early is considered tardy and will affect your grade. Call me at 816-309-0605 or leave a message at the school if you are going to miss a class or be late.
4. Students are expected to complete the assigned readings prior to class.
5. Turn your cell phones to vibrate or turn them off completely during class. If you need to take a call, please do not talk on your cell phone while in class - take phone calls outside the classroom. If you are caught texting during an exam, you will receive a grade of "F."
6. Enjoy this opportunity to learn about Human Sexuality!
10/19 Chapters 1, 2
10/26 Chapters 3, 4, 5
Reaction Paper due
11/2 Chapter 11, 12
11/9 Chapter 7, 8
Reaction Paper due
11/16 Chapters 6, 10
11/23 Chapters 13, 14, 15
Reaction Paper due
Reaction Paper due/Core Assessment due
The class syllabus may be changed to meet class needs.
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Last Updated:8/8/2010 4:11:37 PM