PS 309 Human Sexuality
S2FF 2011 FA
M.A. Social Psychology
Fairchild Ed Bldg 118
M/W 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.
14 Mar - 8 May 2011
7:45 - 10:25 PM
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Educational Philosophy: No academic discipline is inherently difficult. Difficulty is generally the result of inappropriate teaching methods. Teaching should be student centered requiring active learning with timely constructive feedback. The instruction must be at a level of difficulty that requires both guidance and significant student effort for successful completion.
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: Quizzes and tests will be given to assess specific factual knowledge and understanding of basic concepts of sexuality. The core learning assessment will be used to address the application of principles to specific cases and topics and other higher order cognitive functions.
Grading: Each quiz (2) will be worth 10% of the course grade. The Mid-Term and Final Exams will each count for 25% of the course total points and the Core Assessment will be worth 20%. The final 10% will be awarded for in class activities and participation. The course grade will be assigned using a cumulative /modified curve. This information will be given out the next class meeting after each graded assignment for that assignment and for the course up to that point.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will only be accepted with prior approval and because of significant person and/or job issues.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class decorum will be guided by the reasonable person rule. No academic topic is exempt from discussion and any personal bias may be entertained so long as it is related to the course and is presented with respect for all. Disruptions of the learning environment however, will not be allowed.
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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