HUMA 10: Human Sexuality (Lecture)
The comprehensive study of the biological, psychological and socio-cultural aspects of human sexuality. An exploration into values and attitudes and their relationship to behaviors and behavioral changes. Includes an assessment of various cultural mores and current safe sex practices.
Winter 2014 Schedule:
Instructor's Contact Information
Student Learning Outcome (SLO): Critically examine and synthesize the social, cultural and physiological implications in the field of human sexuality; and demonstrate the ability to analyze and respond to complex issues related to human sexuality in all assignments.
Course Objectives • Course Information
A. Provide information concerning biological, psychological, ethical, and social aspects of human
B. Increase the student's awareness of sexual attitudes, behaviors, experiences, stereotypes, and
Transfer Information/General Education Requirements
Important Winter Quarter 2014 Campus Dates & Deadlines (www.deanza.edu/calendar)
Credit is based upon:
To benefit fully from the course, involvement in both discussion and lectures is important. Be prepared to make connections between the material read, speakers, videos, yourself, your family, and your daily life. Given the nature of this class, regular attendance is extremely important. Only two (2) absences will be allowed for the 1:30 and 3:30pm class, one (1) for the 6:30pm class. 5 points will be deducted for each absence thereafter. (Example: 5 points deducted for third absence, 10 points for fourth absence, 15 points for fifth absence, and so on.) The instructor reserves the right to fail students who have more than 2 absences (1 absence for 6:30pm class). Please email me in the event of an absence if an assignment or test is missed or to turn in an assignment late. If I don't hear from you prior to the next class meeting after an absence you will not be able to take a make-up test or turn in a late assignment. In addition, timely arrival to class is essential, especially on speaker presentation days. Students are expected to remain in class for its duration unless the instructor gives prior approval. Significantly late arrival (after roll has been taken) or early departure may count towards your allowed absences. If you are late to class, just come on in, and make sure that you stay after class for a moment in order to get marked present. No tardiness beyond 15 minutes; please do not come in, for it is disruptive and too much class time has been missed. Apprising me of your tardiness the next day will not be accepted towards extra-credit. Give me a phone call or email a message if you are unable to attend class so that I'm familiar with your lives/circumstances should there be a request/need for an extension of an assignment. Do not simply stop attending class- you may be dropped or will receive a failing grade. Adding this course and dropping/withdrawal from this course is the student's responsibility, according to the guidelines that are set forth by De Anza College.
Speaker and test dates are subject to change. Please, no visitors/guest ever allowed!
Topics, including lectures, films, readings, etc. often are sexually explicit, presenting a wide variety of human sexual behavior, values, and beliefs. Although I strive to be sensitive in the presentation of such course materials there is the potential of some course materials to be taken as offensive and/or demeaning. The content of this class may provoke strong emotional responses. Students might find some material offensive.*
A FOLDER for class handouts, a STAPLER, and a printed copy of the *Green Sheet/Syllabus, (*please bring to all class sessions). Always have pen & paper for taking notes during class sessions. A GREEN color Scantron, and a # 2 pencil (both are required for all test). Required workbook:THINK Human Sexuality, Kelly Welch, Allyn & Bacon/Pearson,1st ed. ALL assignments shall be written with dark blue or black ink only (do not use pencil)!
You must purchase a new textbook (which comes in "shrink wrap" packaging, unopened). A used or rented textbook is not acceptable!
Again, All assignments MUST be written in blue or black ink, STAPLED, and completed on the designated handout(s) and/or test(s) unless Instructor otherwise specify. No or reduced credit will be given to those who submit work written with a pencil, and for tattered, untidy, or illegible work.
*Please be advised that students may not be reminded of due dates to turn in assignments
Test #1:_______ Test #2:_______ Self Awareness handouts:_______ Film Assignment: _______
Pop quiz #1: ________ pop quiz #2: ________ pop quiz #3: ________ pop quiz #4: ________
Sex Talk Assignments: The forms to complete these assignments are located in the back of your loose-leaf textbook. Please take the time to write legibly, neatly, and with full sentences to complete the statements, (no "one word" answers). Circle the word that completes the statement/question. *note: If you don't have an experience that relates to the topic, write how you'd imagine you would feel given the situation. Staple. 75 points
Chapters 1-6: DUE the date the test is to be returned.
• What Is Your Definition of Sexuality (please write the responses for this chapter only on the bottom of the page or on a separate sheet of paper)
Chapters 7-12: DUE the date the test is to be returned.
Chapters 13-18: DUE the date the test is to be returned.
Self Awareness handouts.
1.) What Am I Looking For in a Sexual Relationship?
2.) The Sexual Anxiety Inventory
3.) Talking about STD's and Prevention
4.) Speaking Well About Sex
5.) Body Image.
I will pass out on a "no particular" Tuesday, you complete and turn in on Thursday's (Tuesday's for 6:30pm class). 5 points each - 25 points total
Power-Point Group Presentation/Debate: TBA 100 points
Debate Presentation <--- Please Open Link & Print Out
Film Assignment: Due Date: February 25th. See instructions below. 60 points
Choose from one of the three (3) sections below, you may NOT combine sections!
All extra-credit (with the exception of "perfect attendance and hand-outs" are due by December 4. No exceptions! note: Additional Extra-Credit opportunities (not stated below) during the quarter may become available (TBA)
Select from the following, ten (10) points:
Select from the following, fifteen (15) points:
Select ONE of the following (points given vary):
Response Form for extra-credit Location Visit - select one of the location listed below. After visiting one of these locations, you are required to turn in this commentary sheet about your experience and some sort of confirmation of attendance.
15 points for Santa Clara County locations, 20 points for San Francisco locations, and 30 points for attending the SF Armory.
* San Francisco Armory (Kink's - largest porn/adult film studio)1800 Mission St (between 15th & 14th) San Francisco, CA 94103 Must purchase ticket prior and pay on-line Promo Code for discount: DEANZA
* The Billy de Frank Community Center tour
* A Sperm Donor Bank or Egg Donor Bank tour
* YWCA Rape Crisis Center of Silicon Valley tour
* GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St. San Francisco, CA 94114 (415) 621-1107
* Good Vibrations, (Sex Education Retailer) 934 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103
* Renegades Bar(BDSM): Thursday Nights (21+) after 8:30pm 501 W. Taylor St. in San Jose, CA (The corner of Taylor & Coleman). *must be 21 years old for entrance.
Grade points are as follows: 537- 600=A, 477- 536=B, 417- 476=C, 357- 416=D, 0- 356=F
All exams and graded assignments for the course will be shredded a month after the class/quarter has ended. If you would like your Scantrons (only) and assignments that for some reason were not returned to you during class, please email me to set-up an time to retrieve these documents. Once these documents have been shredded, there will be no opportunities for grade disputes.
My class sections are back-to-back and I must leave immediately; therefore, any questions you have about the class must be asked during class time or emailed; no questions before class or after class. Questions of a personal nature may be emailed to me or you may come to my office during my counseling “walk-in” time.
Test # 1 (Chapters 1-6) Date: January 30th
Test # 2 (Chapters 7-12) Date: February 27th
Test #3 (Chapters13-18) Date:4pm class: Tuesday, March 25th at 4.- 6pm
6:30pm class: Tuesday, March 25th at 6:15-8:15 p.m.
*Bring a Scantron to all tests unless otherwise specified by instructor!
There will be no make-up tests given unless I hear from you before the next class meeting following a test, no exceptions! Students have a 2-week time period to take “make-up” exams. It is each student’s responsibility to inquire from instructor or classmates what they missed in the event of absences.
• Repeated offenses of “chitchatting” are considered disruptive to the classroom environment;
• No studying for other classes, no sleeping, or closed eyes allowed. Let’s stay alert and prepared
• No talking out of turn while instructor or other students are talking. One person speaks at a time.
• No teasing or making fun of each other’s comments. Let’s keep a “safe” environment for students
• Cell phone ringers are to be turned off or on mute! Cellular phone, pager, and computer usage
• No Mobile phone or Computer usage during class unlesss approval given by Instructor!
Guidelines of Academic Integrity <---- Please print and bring to class