PS 309 Human Sexuality
S1Z 2011 ML
VanHook, Dennis G.
Senior Adjunct Instructor
Malmstrom AFB, MT
10 Jan, 2011 - 06 Mar, 2011
7:45 - 10:15 PM
Textbook: Hyde & DeLamater, Understanding Human Sexuality, 10th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2008. ISBN: 0-07-338262-0
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As this is a course on human sexuality, we may discuss issues that some of you may find embarrassing, uncomfortable, and even “inappropriate”. To remain in this class, you must be respectful of others and maintain a mature and professional manner at all times. Failure to do so will result in your expulsion from the course.
Welcome to PS 309! I look forward to facilitating, but more importantly learning from each of you throughout our 8 weeks together!
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: Mid-term is worth 30 points
F......59 & below
Late Submission of Course Materials: Written assignments are due on the date agreed and late assignments will not be accepted unless coordinated with the instructor first. Students are responsible for obtaining information regarding assignments made during any absence. Examinations not taken during regular scheduled dates will be of a different format from the normal examination.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: - Students are expected to prepare to discuss the readings (text as well as other readings as assigned by the instructor) and share opinions without fear of judgment. This requires that you have read all assignments and generated ideas for discussions. I will assist with guiding discussions, but expect your active, energetic, focused input as well. I expect that there will be strong religious and morally based viewpoints for some of our discussions. I ask that we all respect each other, direct our response to the topic of discussion rather than another person's divergent belief. The class discussion should be academic in nature.
- 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.
- All students will respect the diversity of opinions, life experiences and cultures of fellow students. If you are not able to conduct yourself in a respectful manner, you will be asked to "leave" the classroom.
This will not be a forum that will license profanity or porn for the sake of humor or for the sake of crudeness. Having said that, profane words do exist in our every day vocabulary and may be defined and discussed objectively as they apply to how human sexuality is being communicated verbally and over the written and online electronic media. Our goal will be to individually examine how we think and why we have formed various ideas and beliefs about our own sex roles and sexuality. What we think is merely the end product of what we believe.
You are working at the upper division university level and will be expected to participate to the best of your current ability. If you have read or seen additional materials that can be useful to our course, please bring them. NO PORN visual or audio materials will be brought into our classroom. Better yet, write a paper on it or make a separate classroom presentation on it.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1: Introduction & Chapter 1
Week 2: Chapters 2 & 3
Week 3: Chapters 4 & 7
Week 4: Chapters 8 & 10 MID-TERM
Week 5: Chapters 11 & 12
Week 6: Chapters 13 & 14
Week 7: Chapters 15 & 16
Week 8: Chapters 17 & 18, FINAL EXAM, CORE ASSESSMENT PAPER DUE & discussion
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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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