PS 309 Human Sexuality
S2B 2012 BLA
Naomi Y. Nieto
Adjunct Psychology Instructor
BA Psychology/Minor: Criminal JusticeMA Mental Health Counseling
Before and After Class/Email/Telephone
March 19 - May 13, 2012
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Textbook: Rathus, S., Nevid, J. & Fichner-Rathus. L. (2011), Human Sexuality: In a World of Diversity. (8th Edition-2011), published by Pearson. ISBN-13: 978-0-205-78606-0
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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 class assessment will be based on examinations, case studies, comprehensive paper, student presentations and class attendance/participation.
· The grading plan will consist of the following:
1. Midterm Exam: 40 points
2. Final Exam: 40 points
3. Research Paper (Core): 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
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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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Additional Information:I will provide many handouts, including a list of critical terms and concepts that should be mastered. I will assist each group by offering a library of-slide appropriate graphics to include in your presentations. I encourage each group to research and find their own graphics to support their topic presentation. I will assist any group that wishes to safely research topics on line. If you are Googling or using another search engine to research human sexuality, beware of pornography sites; these areas of the Internet are common sources of serious viruses and generally have no useful information.
Last Updated:3/14/2012 4:33:55 PM