PS 309 Human Sexuality
U1V 2010 GO
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Textbook: Rathus, S., Nevid, J., Fichner-Rathus, L. (2011). Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity, (8th ed.). Boston, Massachusetts: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN: 13: 978-0-205-78613-8, ISBN: 10: 0-205-78613-8, ISBN: 13: 978-0-205-78606-0, ISBN: 10: 0-205-78606-5.
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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 performance will be evaluated based on quizzes, class participation, presentations, exams, journal entries and the Core Assessment paper.
There will be 5 quizzes. Each quiz is worth 10 points. Questions will be mostly multiple choice with some true/false.
Questions, ideas, observations, and scholarly arguments are always welcome. Please participate openly and actively in class. We learn best from each other. This also includes regular attendance with on time arrival/departure.
Students will present and explain their core assessment to the class.
There will be a mid-term and a final exam.
Fourteen Reflection Journal entries are required; personal reaction/responses to text material (each chapter) with class content. Each entry is to be a minimum of 1 page (typed, double spaced, one inch margins on top, bottom, sides) and submitted on the class e-companion site in the designated drop box.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Only Quizzes can be made up, but only with a verifiable excuse acceptable to the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
It is this instructor's expectation that students will conduct themselves in an appropriate and courteous manner at all times. Materials covered in this class are very sensitive and at times controversial. It is expected that each student respect the opinions of other students at all times and offer their own opinions in a professional manner respecting that others may not agree. Crude, obscene, or malicious comments will not be tolerated. I wholeheartedly support your right to disagree and to maintain your own opinions. We can agree to disagree. I will make the atmosphere safe for the expression of your point of view. Derogatory language, profanity, and personal attacks are unacceptable. Please remember that we are all adults who have our own opinions and values, but we are at a university in order to expand our knowledge and to learn from one another. NO pornographic visual or audio materials will be brought into our classroom. Respect confidentiality! Being actively involved in the discussion entails some level of personal self-disclosure, it is extremely important that confidentiality be maintained. Revealing personal information about others is a breach of confidentiality. If you wish to share with others outside the classroom, please reveal only the course content and your understanding of it. Both students and the instructor will ensure confidentiality.
Quiz 3, Chapter 10, Journal entries over chapters 5-9 due by midnight
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
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Additional Information:The schedule is subject to change at the Instructor's discretion.
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