PS 309 Human Sexuality
F1T 2011 DLC
Master of Science: PschologyBachelor of Science: Human Services
12pm - 1am (EST)
Fall 2 2011
Textbook: Rathus, S. A., Nevid, J. S., & Fichner-Rathus, L. (2005). Human sexuality: In a world of diversity 7th edition. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: Philosophy” is the love of knowledge. “Education” is the process of guiding people out of ignorance into the light of understanding. “The Liberal Arts” are a set of disciplines that enable students to think critically and communicate effectively so they can understand themselves and the world around them, and how they can act for the purpose of serving a global community. Studying these arts therefore liberates, or frees students from the constraints of ignorance so they can understand and improve the world around them. To understand the Liberal Arts, one must cultivate certain literacies: analytical and critical thinking, community and civic responsibility, scientific inquiry, ethics and values, literary and artistic expression. In this course, the primary methods used to cultivate the literacies are: (1) learning by inquiry, reflection, and interaction (the Socratic Method of guided questioning in group discussions), (2) learning by experience (readings, lectures, demonstrations, videos, internet and other presentation media), and (3) learning by doing (hands-on interaction with the environment (e.g., collecting of one’s own research observations). The Socratic Method will be used in the form of “Discussions” to cultivate the development of analytic and critical thinking, community and civic responsibility, and ethics and values by guided questioning in group discussions of perennial themes and controversies (e.g., nature vs. nurture), and current events (e.g., politics, international trade agreements/disputes, inter- and intracultural conflicts such as wars, terrorism, etc.). These discussions frequently focus on issues with direct implications for community and civic responsibility. They also highlight cultural diversity issues and ethical and value judgments. Scientific Inquiry will be directly addressed through reading assignments, lectures, and hands-on assignments for learning how to collect and summarize the student’s own observations of naturally occurring human behavior. Please note: Cross-cultural Psychology is about how the culture one grows up in forges the beliefs, valeus, and belavior of individuals and groups; how people get along with or do not get along with other people. This topic is inherently controversial (e.g., politics, religion, wars). We all have very dearly held beliefs and attitudes. No one likes to consider, much less admit, that they might be wrong, especially in the ways that that think and feel and act toward other people.
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:
This is an online course using the eCollege online classroom. Successfully completing this course will require weekly participation in the following activities and completion of:
1. Week 1 Introduction 10 points
2. Weekly response to discussion question (10 points weekly) 80 points
3. Providing weekly discussion point and responding to a
Classmates’ discussion point (10 points weekly) 80 points
4. Quiz every other weekly (25 points each) 100 points
5. Core Assessment 100 points
6. Final exam 100 points
Your final grade will be based on your grade on each of the introduction, 8 weekly discussion points, 8 weekly thoughts and responses, 4 quizzes, final exam, and the core assignment. The quizzes will focus on the material covered in the two weeks prior to the exam. The final exam will be cumulative, and there will be opportunities to earn extra points by correctly answering extra credit questions. Each quiz and exam will consist of true false, multiple-choice, and/or short-answer questions that total to 100 points. A. Calculation of Final Grades. Grades will be determined using the following scale. The grade represents a percentage of the total points introduction (10 points), response to discussion questions (80 points), providing a weekly discussion topic and response to a classmates’ (80 points), quizzes (100 points), final exam (100 points) and the core assignment due in week 7 (100 points):
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = below 60%
Late Submission of Course Materials: All assignments are due at the beginning of class on the day when they are due (see schedule, below). If you fail to show up on the day of your presentation, you will receive a 0 (zero) for that presentation, unless you have a Doctor's note or an accident report. Late term paper proposals or reports will be penalized 15% for each weekday or portion thereof that the assignment is late. If you notify me 24 hours IN ADVANCE that you will be absent, then you will be allowed to make-up exams or presentations.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The purpose of discussion questions and weekly discussion points is to encourage student discussion. Thus weekly answers to discussion questions and discussion points must be completed by midnight (MST) Sunday of the week assigned in order to receive any credit whatsoever. Writing assignments must be completed and successfully submitted to the Discussion thread or Drop Box (as directed by me). If you ever have problems posting your assignments, contact me immediately by Email or by phone and we'll get the problem solved.
Each week's work must be completed and RECEIVED by me by midnight MST on the Sunday of the end of each week. As you work through this online course, keep in mind that your workload to teach an online course will be equal to or greater than the workload of this course.
Spelling and grammar are very important in an online course. What you put into an online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Here are a couple of online references that discuss writing online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.
Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.
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2, 4, 6, 7
25 points each
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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