PS 309 Human Sexuality
F1T 2012 DL
Brammer, Sara K.
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology
400 E 6th Street, Parkville MO 64152
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Educational Philosophy: My philosophy of teaching is that the learning environment should be a interactive dialog between the professor and other students. This means that there is much to be learned from each other and discussion amongst the individuals in the course is important. Additionally both students and teachers should realize that regardless of course study, education enriches every aspect of your life.
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 a main discussion question (10 points weekly) 80 points -- To earn all 10 points you must respond weekly to 1 of the main post discussion questions.
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:
It is in your best interest to keep up with the class. Note that ANY material in the textbook may be on a quiz or exam, even that material not reviewed in the lecture. Therefore, if you have questions about the material in the text, it is your responsibility to ask the instructor your questions about the textbook material prior to the exam. It is unfair to other students to allow some individuals to take a test after the scheduled test date. I will be happy to give any test prior to the scheduled test time if the student arranges to take the test at least 1 week prior to the new test date.
I do not accept late work--there are very few exceptions to this rule. If an assignment is due at Midnight on Sunday I will not grade it if it is not submitted aftrer that date or that time (so if it is turned in at 8 am the morning after it is due I WILL NOT ACCEPT IT. Again, I do not accept late work unless you have contacted me and explained any "special circumstances" PRIOR to the assignment due date. There are five reasons or speciaal circumstances for which I will consider approving late work--if you situation does not fall into one of these categories assume I will NOT accept late work.
· A medical emergency or a serious acute illness. All medical emergencies and
illnesses must be verified by a note on letterhead by an M.D., D.O., P.A., or R.N. I will
not normally accept a note from other health professionals (e.g., Ph.D., MSW, D.C., Physical Therapist) because their professional functions rarely involve medical
emergencies or acute illnesses. I will provide a make-up exam for a student for a verified medical emergency (but not acute illness) involving a child, spouse, parent, sibling, or grandparent. I will also provide a make-up exam to a student for an acute illness of a child of whom they have legal custody.
· An Accident or Police Emergency. I will require an accident report or note on
letterhead from an appropriate law enforcement officer to schedule a make-up exam due to accidents or police emergencies (e.g., assault on student, student taken hostage, detained witness of a crime).
· Unforeseen Jury or Witness Duty. I will require a note on letterhead from a judge or
attorney to schedule a make-up exam due to jury or witness duty. If you learn about
your jury or witness duty at least 1 week prior to the scheduled exam, you must take
the exam early.
· Unforeseen Military Deployment or Activation. I will require a note on official
letterhead from your commanding officer. If you learn about the military deployment or activation at least 1 week prior to the exam, you must take the exam early.
· Funerals for Immediate Family Member (e.g., parents, siblings, grandparents,
aunts/uncles, first cousins). I will require a copy of the obituary or a note from a minister or funeral director.
NOTE: You will be required to provide written verification of the incidents listed above before you may make up late work.
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.
Online Course Policies
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Response to Others
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25 points each
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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 95-96
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 95
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 98
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 .
Last Updated:7/17/2012 8:47:20 AM