PS 309 Human Sexuality
F2B 2011 BL
Nieto, Naomi Y.
Adjunct Psychology Instructor
BA Psychology (UTEP 2006)MA Mental Health Counseling (Webster Univ 2008)
Before and After Class/Email/Telephone
October 17 - December 11, 2011
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: Rathus, S., Nevid, J. & Fichner-Rathus. L. (2011), Human Sexuality: In a World of Diversity. (8th Edition-2011), published by Pearson.
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Learning is centered on the student and focus on the course outcomes. The student is responsible for learning those outcomes. Also, implementation of additional APA style learning throughout the course.
The instructor is responsible for presenting the course material in an environment conducive to learning along with clarifying and /or elaborating on the goals. The instructor must guide the student to an understanding of concepts and the application of theories presented in the course.
Students are responsible for reaching the goals of the semester by taking weekly assessments, presentation of scholarly, empirical journals, examinations, and a research paper reflecting on new research in the field of psychology.
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: The grading plan will consist of the following:
1. Midterm Exam: 40 points
2. Final Exam: 40 points
3. Research Paper : 80 points
4. Presentation: 30 points
5. 4 Quizzes (15 points each) 60 points
The following will be used to assigned course letter grades (250 points):
225-250 = A
200-224 = B
175-199 = C
150-174 = D
173-0 = F
All final exams will be closed book and closed notes. No cell phones or electronic devices allowed during tests or quizzes. Turn phone off or put on vibrate mode. If there is an emergency, please let your instructor know.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Work missed because of absences or work turned in late will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to meet deadlines and turn in work when it's due. Military students can make alternative arrangements with the instructor because of deployments or other unforeseen military duties that often arise. Park University specializes in serving military students and accommodations will be made to help the soldier, marine, airman, or sailor complete the course successfully.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Attend all classes for the entire class period and be on time to all classes. Roll will be taken before and after at each class meeting, therefore students who leave during class breaks will be considered absent and receive a "U". If classes are missed for a legitimate reason such as temporary duty or illness the student is responsible to make up the missed work, obtain lecture notes and handouts. If you are going to miss a class, I expect to be communicated with prior to class, if possible. Assignments will be turned in on time. There will be exceptions.
PS309 Human Sexuality (Friday 5:00pm-10:00pm)
Week 1: October 21
Week 2: October 28
Week 3: November 4
Week 4: November 11
Week 5: November 18
Week 6: November 25
Week 7: December 2
Week 8: December 9
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Last Updated:9/9/2011 10:00:00 AM