PS 309 Human Sexuality
F1AA 2010 LC
Enloe, Joseph Mark
BSOE in Occupational EducationM.S. in School PsychologyLicensed Specialist in School Psychology
15 minutes prior to class.
16 August thru 10 October 2010
4:45 - 10:10 PM
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, special projects, and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in critical thinking situations to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.
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:
1. Mid term and Final Exam (50%): Thursday of the 4th and 8th week respectively .
The 2 exams may be all of one of the following or a combination of each: multiple choice, matching, and essay questions. Each will count as 25% of your grade.
2. Weekly Log (20%): Each student must keep a weekly log (beginning with the first day of class). In this log, which must be typed when turned in, you must write your personal reactions to each night of class . Reactions will be recorded for those to the instructor, guest speaker, classmates' comments, and subject material. Your log will be kept confidential, and will not be seen by anyone other than yourself and the instructor (unless you show it to someone). Things you liked, disliked, agreed with, disagreed with, learned, and unlearned are all appropriate entries into your log. If a particular class brings up personal issues for you, you may share and react to that also. If you criticize a subject or point of view, offer a correction or reason for it, don't just make a negative comment. This will cause you to practice your critical thinking abilities.
4. Participation and/or ABSENCES (10%): If you are absent you cannot participate and there are only 8 class meetings, therefore, you will lose 5 points (minus 10 maximum) for each class missed starting with the second absence even if it is an excused absence (excused absences require proper documentation). You may also lose points due to lack of participation in general (the instructor will let you know when your participation is lacking); this is a highly interactive class, please come ready to participate.
Possible maximum score/points:
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements.
A (4.0 honor points)
Personal Logs (10 points each)
B (3.0 honor points)
Required Core Assessment
C (2.0 honor points)
Mid Term Examination
D (1.0 honor point)
F (no honor points)
Late Submission of Course Materials: Make-up and/or late submission of exams and assignments must be coordinated with the instructor. Make-ups are given only for excused absences only.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Regular attendance with on time arrival. Courtesy to listen to and respect others points of view. Demonstrate a desire to take an active part in the learning process by coming to class prepared to discuss material, ask questions, and share insights with the class. Students are expected to complete all assignments by the due dates and appear for scheduled examinations. It is the student's responsibility to inquire when something is unclear in the texts or lectures. Do Not expect the instructor to present all the assigned reading in class. Reading is the student's responsibility: The instructor's responsibility is to clarify, emphasize, give examples, put the topics into context, lead class discussions, and bring in additional related material to support and supplement the assigned reading. Tests may include questions over material from the assigned reading that was not covered in class. A student who does not read and study the assigned readings will not be able to get a good grade in this class.
Week One Introductions & Chapters 1, 2, & 4
Week Two, Chapters 5 & 6
Week Three Chapters 7 & 8
Week Six Chapters 14 - 16
Week Seven Chapters 17 and 18 and Trip to Therapy Class
Week Eight FINAL EXAM Journal TWO Due and Core Assessment Due
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
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 .
Additional Information:This is a highly interactive class and everyone is an "expert" on their own sexuality. Side conversations do occur and are allowed to a certain extent so that nervious energy and excitement can be released. The instructor will facilitate these events as they occur, but this classroom environment is a little more liberal than most of the classes you may be use to. Be assurred that the instructor will maintain a learning environment and that tolerance may be called for on your part.
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