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Unformatted text preview: Tennessee State University College of Education Department of Psychology Principles of Human Sexuality PSYC 3310 Fall Semester, 2011   Instructor: EmailAddress:  ClassDays/Times: ClassLocation  OfficeHours:  Jessica L. Jones, M.S. jljones04@gmail.com Wednesday6:35pm 9:35pm AvonWilliamsCampus,Room306 Monday&Wednesday Byappointment  Pre requisites GeneralPsychology(PSY2010)    Required Text(s) Strong,B.,Yarber,W.,Sayad,B.,&Devault,C.(2006) HumanSexuality:DiversityinContemporary America.(7thed.).McGraw Hill.ISBN 13:978 0073370880.Approx.price(new):$153.00. Catalog Description Astudyoftheoriesandcurrentresearchrelatedtopsychologicalandphysiologicalaspectsofhumansexuality,as wellastheeffectofsex rolesonsexualinteraction. Course Proficiencies Knowledge and Skills: Studentswillgainanunderstandingof: Perspectivesonhumansexuality Majoranatomicalcomponentsandtheirfunctionsinmenandwomen Genderandgenderroles Developmentofsexuality Humansexualarousalandresponsepatterns Differingsexualorientationsaswellascontroversiesregardingthem Variationsinsexualbehavior Natureofsexualdifficultiesaswellashowtoresolvethemandenhancesexualfunctioning    Instructional Strategies Lecture Presentations Group/ClassDiscussions Report/Paper Revised: August 2011  Expectations and General Information:  1) Academic Integrity Youareresponsibleforwhatyouachieveinthisclass thereforeneithercheatingnorplagiarism willbetolerated.Anymaterialtakenfromotherssourcesmustbedocumented.Innocaseshouldonerepresent avoidquestionsofplagiarism,studentsinvolvedincollaborative researchshouldexerciseextremecaution.Ifindoubt,studentsshouldcheckwiththeirmajorprofessor.Inadditionto theotherpossibledisciplinarysanctionswhichmaybeimposedthroughtheregularinstitutionalproceduresasaresult  Tohelpensureintegrityduringexams,studentswillberequiredtoplaceallpossessionsinthefrontoftheclassroom, sostudentsareadvisedtoonlybringtoclassthosepossessionstheyfeelcomfortablebeingseparatedfromonexam days.Cellphones,headsets,hats,andcoatswillnotbeallowed.  2) Classroom Conduct Classroom Conduct Theinstructorhastheprimaryresponsibilityforcontrolover classroombehaviorandmaintenanceofacademicintegrity.Theclassroominstructorcanorderthetemporaryor permanentremovalfromtheclassroom,anystu dentengagedindisruptiveconductorconductinviolationofthe generalrulesandregulationsoftheinstitution.  Allcellphonesandpagersmustbeturnedofforsettosilentmodeduringclass.Youwillnotbeallowedtouse thesedevicesduringclass.Useofheadphones,earbuds,orotherelectronicequipmentisalsonotpermitted.   Studentsejectedfromtheclassroomwillremainresponsibleforallmissedclassmaterialandinformation.For purposesofthisclass,disruptiveconductincludes,butisnotlimitedto: 1) Behaviorthatobstructsthelearningenvironment(e.g.,offensivelanguage,harassmentofstudents andprofessor,repeatedoutburstfromastudentwhichdisruptstheflowofinstructionorprevents concentrationonthesubjecttaught,failuretocooperateinmaintainingclassroomdecorum,etc .). 2) Continueduseofanyelectronicorotherdevice,whichdisturbsothers(e.g.,disturbingnoisesfrom beepers,cellphones,palmpilots,lap topcomputers,orgames).  3) Classroom Attendance  Policy on Class Attendance Attendance,participationandpreparationare required. Learningisasharedresponsibility.Yourabsencefromclassdeniesotherstudentstheopportunitytolearnfrom yourexperiencesandperspectives.Yourcritical,thoughtful ,andsubstantiveparticipationensuresthatyou,and theotherstudents,obtainthebestpreparationforutilizingtheinformationandexperiencepresentedinthiscourse. Adequatepreparation,intheformofreadingandintegratingtheassignedandsugg estedmaterials,ensuresthat yourparticipationinclassfacilitatesyourlearninganddevelopmentofexpertiseinthisarea.Inaccordancewith ctor Studentsareexpectedtobeinclassontimeandnotleaveclass early.Ifyouaretemporarilyremovedfromclass,youwillbeconsideredabsent.  Attendancewillbetakenatthebeginningofeachclass.Ifyouarenotpresentwhilerollisbeingtaken,itisyour responsibilitytonotifytheinstructorattheendofclass.Thisclassisscheduledtomeetonceaweek.Thefollowing attendanceformulawillbeapplied:  Revised: August 2011  Numberofabsences  0  1  2  3              20ExtraCreditPointsAddedtoPointTotal  NoPenalty Gradeloweredby20points Gradeloweredanadditional20pointsperabsence The only absences that will be excused are university sponsored activities. All other absences will be transportation problems, or any other reason will be applied to the formula above. Therefore, you do not need to provide me with any kind of written excuse for any of these absences. 4) Children in the Classroom  ChildrenorotherindividualsnotregisteredatTennesseeStateUniversityarenot permittedinacademicbuildingsduringclasstime.     5) Official Course Enrollment Studentswhoarenotontheofficialclassrollmaynotremaininclass.These studentsmustleaveclassandmaynotreturntoclassuntiltheyenrollinthecourseandtheirnamessho wupon theofficialclassroster.Pleasemakesureyouareinthecorrectsection.AskyourAcademicAdvisorifyouhave questions. 6) X Grades TheUniversityrequiresfacultytoturninstudentattendancereportstwiceeachsemester.The purposeofthisistoensurethatonlystudentswhoareattendingclassregularlyreceivefinancialaid.Studentswho donotregularlyattendclasswillreceiveanXgrade.TheeffectofreceivinganXgradeisthatyouwillbe administrativelyremovedfromtheclass andrequiredtorepaywhateverfinancialassistanceyoureceivedforthat course.Ifthishappens,youmaynotreturntoclassbutmustregisterfortheclassagainnextsemester.Ifyou missclassfortwoormoreconsecutivedaysyouMUSTletmeknowsothatIdonotinadvertentlyassignanX grade. 7) STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING CLASS NOTES, HANDOUTS, AND OTHER CLASS INFORMATION FROM OTHER STUDENTS. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO GET PHONE NUMBERS FROM AT LEAST 3 STUDENTS IN THE CLASS TO CALL FOR INFORMATION IF YOU ARE LATE OR ABSENT FROM CLASS. Name_________________________ Phone_________________________ EMAIL_________________________ Name_________________________ Phone_________________________ EMAIL_________________________ Name_________________________ Phone_________________________ EMAIL_________________________   8) Disabled Student Services Anystudentwhohasaconditionwhichmightinterferewithhis/herperformancein classisrequiredtocontacttheofficeofDisabledStudentServices.Thi sofficeislocatedinroom# 117oftheFloyd PayneStudentCenter.Thephonenumberis963 7400.Theywillprovideyouwithadocumentstatingwhattype ofclassroomaccommodations,ifany,aretobemadebytheinstructor. Thestudentistogiveacopyofthis documenttotheinstructornolaterthantheendofthesecondweekofclass .Failuretodosowillresultinthe instructormakingnospecialaccommodationsofanykind.   9) Writing Center TheWritingCenterisaTSUserviceavailabletoalls tudentswhoseekassistancewiththeir writingskills.Whileworkingonapaper,studentsmaygotoLRCRoom224andscheduleanappointmentto Revised: August 2011 receiveassistance.Writingskillsarecriticalforacademicandprofessionalsuccess,soallstudentsareencou raged totakeadvantageofthisimportantserviceoncampus.    10) TSU Withdrawal PolicyThelastdaytoWITHDRAWfromthiscourseisNovember11,2011. Ifyoustopattending thdrawalformnolaterthan November11,2011. 11) Religious Holidays Ifyouanticipatehavingdifficultycompletinganassignmentorexamduetoamajorreligious holidaynotlistedonthesyllabus,youmustcontacttheinstructorduringthefirst2weeks ofthesemestertomake arrangements.  12) Changes to Course Syllabus Theinstructorreservestherighttomakemodificationstothissyllabus.Any modificationstothesyllabuswillbeclearlycommunicatedtostudents.   Course Assignments  RELATIONSHIPRESEARCH(100pointsDue by 11/2): Scientificresearchisanimportantaspectofthe disciplineofpsychology.Oneofthegoalsofthiscourseistoin troduceyoutosomeofthewayspsychologistsask andanswerresearchquestionsandtesthypotheses.Duringthesemesteryouwillbeaskedto interview10men and10womenonreasonstheyattributetocommunicationbreakdownsinrelationships. Thisinformationistobe summarizedandtypedintoanExcelspreadsheet.Thedatayousubmitwillnotbesharedwithanyone,andwillbe collectedforyoureducationalpurposesonly.Thisprojectisworthatotalof 100points:60pointsforthewritten reportand40pointsforthedatacollectionspreadsheetandgraph.Instructionsfortheresearchareasfollows: 2 page,Double spaced,TypedResearchReport(60points) Gradingwillbebasedonqualityofwriting, thoughtfulnessofresponse,andthecomple tenessofallrequiredsections.Allofthefollowingsections mustbepresent: o ResearchQuestion Whatisthequestionyouaretryingtoanswer? o Hypothesis Whatisyourspecificpredictionofthere asonsaboutwhatmenandwomen contributetocommunicationbreakdownsinrelationships? o Demographics Reportthedemographicsofyoursample(age,maritalstatus,incomerange, sexualorientation,etc.) o Methods Exactlyhowdidyoucollectyourdata?Didyouadministersurveysorsimplyaskopen endedquestions?Ifyouaskedcouples,didyouaskinpairsorseparately ?Whatwasyour rationalincollectingdatathisway?Wheredidyoucollectyourdata? o Results Inthissection,interprettheresultsofyourresearch.Didyoufindatrendinresponses? Wasthereacentraltheme,ifsowhatwasit?Werethetrendssimilarformarriedcouples ,single persons,men,women,gays,oragegroups?Whatelsedidyoufindinterestingaboutyourresults? o Discussion Startthissectionbyrestatingtheresultsinase ntence.Thensaywhetheryour hypothesiswasrightorwrong.Summarizeyourstudy.Whatdidyoufindinterestingaboutyour results?Whatwouldyouchangeaboutyourstudytomakeitbetterifyouweretodoitagain?  DataSpreadsheet&Graph(40points) Alongwiththe2 pagereport,studentswillsubmitanExcel spreadsheetinwhichtheyhaveenteredtheirdata.Inadditiontothedataspreadsheet,studentswillalso       Revised: August 2011 EXAMS(350points)Studentswillcompleteatotalof3non cumulativeexamsduringthesemesterandafinal exam(cumulative).Ifyoutakeallexams,thelowestgradeofthe3non  cumulativeexamswillbedropped.Each non cumulative exam will total 100 points and the final cumulative exam will be worth 150 points.  Examdaypolicies: 1 Notalkingduringexams. 2 Noheadphones,cellphones,oranyotherelectronicdevicemaybeinyourpossessionduringanexam. 3 Noleavingtheroomaftertestsarepassedou t.Pleaseusetherestroombeforestartingtheexam.  Make upExams:THEREARENOMAKE UPEXAMSUNLESSITISDUETOAUNIVERSITYSPONSORED ACTIVITY.(MAKE UPEXAMSMUSTBETAKENPRIORTOTHEACTIVITY.THESEWILLBEALTERNATE FORMEXAMS.)TOBEABLETOTAKETHISEXAMIMUSTRECEIVEOFFICIALDOCUMENTATION(I.E., TYPEDANDSIGNEDLETTERONAPPROPRIATEUNIVERSITYLETTERHEAD,INCLUDINGPHONENUMBER OFTHEUNIVERSITYOFFICIAL).IFYOUMISSANEXAMFORAUNIVERSITYSPONSOREDACTIVITYAND FAILTOFOLLOWTHESEINSTRUCTIONS,THISEXAMWILLBEYOURDROPEDGRADE.  IFYOUMISSANEXAMFORANYOTHERREASON(E.G.,ILLNESS,LEGALDIFFICULTIES,DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS,CARTROUBLE,ETC),THATEXAMWILLBETHEONETHATISDROPPED.  GROUPPRESENTATION(100points):Allstudentsarerequiredtoparticipateinrandomlyassignedgroup presentation(70points).Youwillbeevaluatedbyyourpeersonyourcooper ativecollaborations.Presentations needtobeatleast10minutes eachgroupmembermustparticipateverbally.A1 page,double spacedreaction paper(30points)isdueoneweekafteryoupresent.Thecontentofthispapershouldincludeyourfeelingsabout participatingingroups,whatyoulearnedaboutyourselfduringthisactivity,andhowthisexperiencecouldbe  differentnexttime.  REFLECTIONPAPER(50pointsdueby12/7):Allstudentsarerequiredtocompleteapaperexploringtheway yourviewshavechangedonanytopicinthecourseandwhy.Thispaperistobe1  page,typed,anddouble spaced  EXTRACREDIT(40pointstotal):ResearchParticipation:Youwillearn5pintsextracreditforevery15 minutesofpsychologicalresearchinwhichyouparticipate.Onehourofparticipationwillearnyouthetotalpossible pointstowardsresearchparticipation.Toma kesurethatthesepointsarecreditedtoyou,pleaseaskthe researchertoprovideyouwitharecordofyourparticipation,andthenbringthatrecordtome. Toparticipatein studiesatTennesseeStateUniversity,visitthewebsite:http://tsu.sona  systems.com. Attendance:Seeattendancepolicy.   Additional Readings/Resources https://paris.mcgraw hill.com/paris/loginview.do?productid=0073370886&exsysid=null&exuid=null       Revised: August 2011 Grading System  Attheendofthecourse,totalpercentageswillbesummed,andlettergradeswillbeassignedaccordingly.   Total Percentage 90 100%  80 89%  70 79%  60 69%  <59%                   Course Grade A B C D F Track Your Progress   Exam1  Exam2/Midterm   RelationshipPaper  Spreadsheet&Graph  GroupPresentation  Exam3  ReflectionPaper  FinalExam   ExtraCredit (upto40points)   Revised: August 2011  Points Possible    100 /200    x100=                                  100    TotalPoints             60 40 100    50    150 /600    x100=     /600  x100=      TotalPoints                              Tentative Course Schedule  PleasenotethatIreservetherighttomakechangestothisschedule.Changeswillbeannouncedinclassatleastone lecturebeforetheyareduetotakeeffect.Eachstudentisresponsibleforbeingawareofanysuchchanges.    31 Aug Orientation  Introduction  AnatomyActivity 7 Sep Ch1PerspectivesonHumanSexuality  Ch2StudyingHumanSexuality 14 Sep Ch3FemaleSexualAnatomy,Physiology,andResponse  Ch4MaleSexualAnatomy,Physiology,andResponse 21 Sep Ch5GenderandGenderRoles  Exam 1 (Chapter 1 4) 28 Sep Ch6SexualityinChildhoodandAdolescence  Ch7SexualityinAdulthood 5 Oct Ch8LoveandCommunicationinIntimateRelationships  PaperDiscussion 12 Oct Ch9SexualExpression  Ch10VariationinSexualBehavior 19 Oct Ch11ContraceptionandBirthControl  PlannedParenthood 26 Oct Exam 2 (Chapter 5 10) (Midterm) 2 Nov Ch12Conception,Pregnancy,andChildbirth  MiracleofLife  RelationshipResearch 9 Nov Ch13TheSexualBodyinHealthandIllness  Ch14SexualFunctionDifficulties,Dissatisfaction,Enhancement,andTherapy  16 Nov Ch15SexuallyTransmittedInfections  GroupPresentations 23 Nov Exam 3 (Chapter 11 14) 30 Nov Ch16HIVandAIDS  StreetWorks 7 Dec Ch17SexualCoercion  Ch18SexuallyExplicitMaterials,Prostitution,andSexLaws  ReflectionPaperDue 14 Dec Final Exam (Chapter 1 18)  Revised: August 2011 ...
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