PSY145 Syllabus (2017 Spring) - PSC145-01 Human...

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PSC145-01: Human Sexuality (CRN 10294) Spring, 2017 Lectures: MWF 3:30 – 4:20pm @ SSB130 Instructor: Dr. Ross Avilla E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: F 1:00-3:00pm @ SSM 254A TA: Daniel Mello E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: M 1:00 – 3:00pm @ SSM 307 Text : Understanding Human Sexuality (12 th Edition) by Janet S. Hyde & John D. Delamater WARNING This class contains explicit sexual material, including, but not limited to, images and video showing full- frontal nudity, sexual intercourse and childbirth. If these topics make you uncomfortable, you may not want to take this class. Course Goals : 1. To introduce you to the various subfields of human sexual research (e.g., biological, psychological, sociological). 2. To present you with a general understand of many inter-related aspects of human sexuality, including its physiological, behavioral, cognitive, and cultural components, as well as how to recognize maladaptive facets of each. 3. To help inform your own decisions on how best to conduct yourself sexually, including when and how to have sex, the consequences of sex, the possible risks and benefits of having sex, and what is normal and abnormal in the realm of human sexuality. Cheating : All instances of cheating (including suspicion of cheating) will be reported to Office of  Student Conduct.  During exams, if you are caught looking at other students’ exams, looking at course  notes or materials, wearing wearable technology (e.g., smart watch/glasses), using your phone or other  electronic devices, or leaving before turning in your exam, your exam can be taken from you and you  may receive a zero on that exam.  If you come in more than 15 minutes late to an exam or if someone  has already finished the exam, you will not be allowed to take the test. In-class Policy : While class is in session, please do not talk to your neighbors or disturb your neighbors, or fall asleep in class . Also, students are not allowed to use cell phones or laptops during class . If you are keeping anyone else from learning or using a cell phone or laptop, I may have to kick you out of class for the day. Video or audio recording of lectures is strictly prohibited unless given  written permission by the professor. E-mail Policy : Due to the many e-mails I have received in past classes, I will not reply to e-mails if the question is answered in the syllabus (located on the class website under “Resources”) or in class announcements (also located on the class website) . So, please check those resources before e-mailing us a question. If class is disturbed to the point where I have to address it , the following will take place: The first time per day will be a warning. For each following time per day, the next exam will include a much more difficult question.

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