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Syllabus Spring 2008 - DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY COMMUNITY...

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DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY & COMMUNITY HEALTH CHLH 206 - Human Sexuality Spring 2008 COURSE INFORMATION Course Coordinator/Lecturer: Regine Rucker Email: [email protected] Course Time: TR 10AM-10:50AM Section: 1 Course Location: 101 Armory Office Hours: TBA REQUIRED TEXT: Strong, B., Yarber, W.L., Sayad, B.W., & DeVault, C. (2007). Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America (6 th Edition). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. COURSE DESCRIPTION This course strives to present a broad perspective on a variety of topics and issues related to human sexuality. The Lecture seminar utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to address human sexuality at various levels of analysis (macro, micro, etc.). Content areas include sexual anatomy, communication in relationships, sexual behavior, sexual health, sexual orientation, gender roles, and research in sexuality. Naturally, volatile and sensitive topics will be discussed. In the discussion of sensitive topics, respect of the opinions and perspectives of others is required. If at any time, the presentation of course materials make you uncomfortable, upon notification of your instructor, you may also excuse yourself from the class. The syllabus is subject to change with notification. COURSE OBJECTIVES At the completion of this course, students will be able to: 1) Demonstrate knowledge of content areas 2) Communicate with classmates about issues related to sexuality, and 3) Demonstrate the ability to apply critical thought to a sexuality issue through written exercise ILLINOIS COMPASS There is a Compass site for this course. All course documents will be available through Compass. Therefore, you are responsible for printing all course documents, specifically class notes and handouts prior to attending class. All documents will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled class meeting. Grades will also be posted on Compass. Grades for Weekly Journals, Critiques, In-Class Exercises, and Extra Credit will be updated every three (3) weeks, as well as upon notification by professor. Late assignments will be deducted 20% of the total value for each day it is late. Late assignments are only accepted for Critiques and with proper notification as deemed by your Instructor. Exam grades will be posted within a week and a half of the scheduled exam date. Discussion boards and/or email may be used to ask questions outside of class. Your Instructor/TA will indicate the extent of their personal use of the COMPASS system for your section.
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COMMUNICATION To facilitate communication in such a large class, direct questions regarding course content, assignments, and policies, to your instructor in class or post your questions on the public discussion boards. You are able to post anonymously to all public discussion boards in this class. Asking in class or posting to the discussion board allows all students to benefit from the information. The use of email for communication with your instructor should be limited to urgent or emergency situations.
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