Human Sexuality PY 108-QL Spring 2017 Instructor: Dr. Bridgett Hill Kennedy Canvas: uab.edu/canvas E-mail: Please email me directly through the Canvas Inbox. Required Textbook: Sexuality Now: Embracing Diversity 5 th Ed. (Author: Jannell L. Carroll) Technical support: uab.edu/online/students/technical-support Teaching Assistant: Shernine Lee, M.A. : [email protected] (or email directly through Canvas) Office Hours: Mon – Thurs 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:00…or by appointment either on Campus or Online (through the Virtual Classroom) Office Location: Campbell Hall 415 L *****IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT***** You must take a brief 10 question Introductory Quiz during the first week of this course. The purpose of the quiz is to: 1) help you get a feel for the online test taking environment that will be used throughout the semester and 2) assure me that you have read and understand the syllabus. The quiz score DOES NOT count towards your course grade. Course Objective: This course examines sexuality throughout the lifespan as well as the range of sexual orientation and behaviors. During the course of this class we will endeavor to learn the importance of considering the social, religious, ethnic, racial, gender, and social contexts that influence human sexuality. Students are expected to integrate their personal experiences, knowledge of psychology, and their observations of human sexuality with the content of this course. Online Learning In order to be successful, you should be organized and well-motivated. You should make sure you log on to our course on Canvas several times each week. Check all “announcements” that have been posted and check your UAB email and Canvas email every day . Be sure to start early in the week reading the chapter(s) and then view the lecture(s). You should also go to the Discussion Boards early on during the scheduled discussion exercise. Make your “initial” postings and follow up with your response(s). Begin reviewing for the exams early in the term. Do not wait until the last minute and “cram” for these exams. You should review the material frequently, so you will be prepared to take the exams. Course Structure: One of the major advantages to an online course is its flexibility. You have the opportunity to progress through the course according to your schedule, since all course materials, assignments, and tests are 1
available to you 24-hours a day. The course content includes readings from the primary text (Carroll) and a number of videos and interactive activities to extend your learning and enhance your class experience. I am excited to have your participation in this course and I look forward to your contributions to it. Course Requirements: (1) Exams. There will be 4 tests (3 regular exams plus the final exam) given over the course of the semester. Test questions are multiple-choice, and include material from the text and lecture.
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