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.
- 4 Units/Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter)
Spring Quarter 2013 Schedule:
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Class Information | Course Outcomes & Objectives | Graded Assignments | Weekly Topics
Class Information/Course Syllabus
This class is a community, which is built on mutual respect and appreciation for learning. Disruptive behavior is unacceptable and will result in a student having to leave class or being dropped if the behavior continues. Please silence your cell phone before you enter class! Maintaining good communication with the instructor is important in HUMA 10. Contact me via email, telephone, or in person. Please talk to me as soon as you have any questions, concerns, or personal issues that may affect your class performance. If you are a student with a disability and would like to discuss special accommodations, please talk to me as soon as possible.
Please be aware the advisory for this course are EWRT 1A or ESL 5. Even though there are no enforced prerequistes for this course, students are expected to complete reading and writing assignments at the advisory level. Points will be deducted for misspellings and grammatical errors. Please utilize the Writing & Reading Center (WRC) for your submitted papers.
Required Text & Course Materials
Welch, Kelly. (2012). Think Human Sexuality: De Anza Edition (Binder/Looseleaf)
Cell Phone with Text Messaging capabilities or Smartphones with Internet access. We will use this for participation in class surveys. Expect to use approximately 100 text messages during the first couple weeks of the quarter and a few text messages each week throughout the quarter. Survey Code for text messaging is 37607. Smartphone Internet Users can access the survey polls at: PollEv.com/huma10.
Transfer Information/General Education Requirements
HUMA 10 is transferrable to both the CSU & UC campuses, as well as many private universities/colleges. This course fulfills AREA 4 of the IGETC, AREA D or E of the CSU General Education Breadth Requirements, and AREA D of the Associates Degree General Education requirements. HUMA 10 is also part of the A.A. major requirements for Liberal Arts – Social & Behavior Sciences emphasis.
Important Spring Quarter 2013 Campus Dates (www.deanza.edu/calendar)
• Last Day to Add Course with Add Code: Saturday, April 20
• Last Day to Drop Course with no record of grade: Sunday, April 21
• Last Day to Drop Course with a “W”: Friday, May 31
• Course Final (Date & Time): Thursday, June 27 (6:15pm-8:15pm)
Academic Honor Code
Academic dishonesty, cheating, and plagiarism in writing research papers or taking exams is unacceptable in this class. This includes representing another’s work, or part of their work (published or unpublished) as if it were ones own. Students committing these violations will be reported to the Dean of Student Development and will automatically receive zero points for the designated assignment or test, and possibly the class.
Course Outcomes & Objectives
Student Learning Outcomes (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.
• Provide information concerning biological, psychological, ethical, and social aspects of human sexuality.
• Increase the student’s awareness of sexual attitudes, behaviors, experiences, stereotypes, and myths.
• Provide students with opportunities to discuss and clarify their own beliefs, opinion, and value systems
as it applies to sexual behavior.
• To encourage you to become more comfortable talking about sex as well as to explore the varied
dimensions of your sexuality in order to see how each affects your personal sexuality, sexual health, relationships, and sexual responsibility.
Graded Assignments, Projects, and Exams
All assignments must be typed and submitted in class on the due date. Assignments that are submitted late will be docked a letter grade each class day it is late. Assignments that are emailed or handwritten will also be docked a letter grade. No makeup exams given unless due to personal or family emergencies. If you qualify for an exception, you must notify me via email on the day that you miss class or before the next class meeting following a test. No Exceptions!
Attendance & Class Participation
It is mandatory that you attend every class session. Only (1) one absence will be allowed. I suggest you hold them for use in case of illness, emergency, car trouble, etc. Once you have exceeded your 1 absence, the instructor reserves the right to drop you from the class and/or deduct 10 points per class meeting missed. Contact me via email if you have to miss class so that I am familiar with your circumstances.
If it is impossible for you to attend a class session, you will still be responsible to get the information that was covered and complete the homework assigned before the next class session. I strongly encourage you to exchange telephone numbers with your classmates, so those persons can fill you in on the assignments and material covered on the day you missed. Be on time to class! If you show up to class late or leave early, it will be counted as a half of an absence (meaning two tardies equals an absence).
Students are required to actively listen, participate in discussions, and interactive group exercises. Also, students must respect anyone with views that differ from their own, not interrupt others, or engage in disruptive behavior. Engaging in disruptive behavior may result in dismissal from the class and possibly reported to the Dean of Student Development.
Exams/Quizzes (3 exams @ 50 points each / 4 quizzes @ 5 points each - 170 points TOTAL)
Exams will cover both textbook readings, lectures, articles, and films shown in class. Each exam will be utilizing the Pink Parscore which is available at the Campus Bookstore. Quizzes will be given on random class days within the first 10 minutes of class covering textbook readings and articles. There are no make-ups for quizzes for any reason.
Group Projects: Debate Presentation (50 points)
The purpose of the group projects is to provide you with an opportunity to actively participate in your learning, teach others what you have learned, and practice the art of public speaking in a safe and supportive environment.
As your group begins to meet and discuss the topic assigned, be sure to involve everyone in the process. Remember we all have different strengths and areas that need to be developed. This assignment should be fun, yet challenging, but remember you are all working together for a common cause and that is “Learning to build student networks or learning communities” with each other.
Classroom Debate Information
Be sure to ask me questions if you are unsure of the presentation or if you need clarification prior to your presentation
Written Assignments (TOTAL 180 points)
• Speaker Response Assignment (25 points each - 100 POINTS TOTAL)
• Film Assignment (40 points)
• Field Trip Assignment (40 points TOTAL)
Field Trip Locations
If you attend any of the San Francisco Field Trip locations, you must show proof that you have attended (i.e. receipts or picture of you in the location). 5 extra credit points will be awarded. For those who attend the Armory Studios tour, an additional 10 extra credit points will be awarded (for a total of 15 extra credit points).
• (SF) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) History Museum
• (SF) Good Vibrations (Adult Shop) 1620 Polk Street (at Sacramento Street) San Francisco, CA
- Please visit the Antique Vibrator Museum | Hours of Operation
• (SF) Armory Studios (BDSM) Promo Code: DeAnza ($5 off)
• Billy De Frank Center (LGBT Center)
• Leather Masters (Leather, S&M)
• Renegades Bar (BDSM): Thursday Nights (21+) after 8:30pm
If you have any other locations you would like to visit, please email directly with your suggestion and its relevance to human sexuality. This must be pre-approved to count towards this assignment.
GRADING SCALE (400 points possible)
A (360-400) / B (320-359) / C (280-319) / D (240-279) / F (under 240)
Grading is based on a 400 point scale, but is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. Grade percentages at the cusp of two letter grades will receive a designated plus/minus grade (i.e. 89% will receive a B+ and 90% will receive an A-). Extra credit opportunities are available so please do not ask to bump your grade.
Weekly Topics/Assignments Due
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.
|Topics (subject to change)
Human Nature | Justify My Love | Nightline Interview I | Nightline Interview II
Introduction | Polling
Sexual Class Profile
The Geography of Desire
Sexual Practices Values Clarification
Kinsey Institute/Roper Organization National Sex Knowledge Test
Read Chapters 1-2 including pages 34-35
Debate Information/Group Topic Assignments
Historical View of Sex through the Ages
20th Century Sexuality Research
Sex in the 20th Century video (80 min)
Read Chapters 3 & 7
Sex & Gender
Gender Roles: Masculinity & Femininity
Body Shapes & Media
Is Being Gay A Choice
*Guest Speaker: LGBT Panel
Define Sexual Orientation
Kinsey Sexual Orientation Scale
Klein Sexual Orientation Grid
Nature versus Nurture - Sexual Orientation
Read Chapter 6 & Study for Exam
Exam #1: Chapters 1-3, 6-7 (6:30pm-7:30pm)
** Not lecturing on Chapter 6, but responsible for reading
Assignment Due: LGBT Panel Speaker Response
Homophobia & Hate Crimes
Private Dicks Video | Breasts Video (90 min)
Read Chapters 4-5, 12
*Guest Speaker: Dr. Jesse, OB/GYN
Breast Self Examination | Testicular Self Examination
Male & Female Anatomy
Child Bearing Trends
Stages of Labor
Read Chapters 8-9
Assignment Due: OB/GYN Speaker Response
Debate: Infant Male Circumcision - Pros: Jorge, Michael, Zeltzin
- Cons: Ines, Katherine, Ethan
Interpersonal Attraction Theories
Path to Commitment
Lee's Six Types of Love Styles
Passonate & Companionate Love
Jealousy & Stalking
Love & Sex
Read Chapter 10 & 11, "Little White Lies: Race, Dildos, & American Culture" article (508-512)
Assignment Due: Film Assignment
Debate: Same-Sex Marriages - Pro: Trung, Allissa, Maximilian, Vincent
- Con: Cathy, Michael, Jeanette, Max
Types of Communication
Men & Women Communication | Advice Column
Sex with Others
Read Chapters 13-14
*Guest Speaker: Planned Parenthood
Debate: Abortion - Pro Life: Sandra, Jackie, James
- Pro Choice: Ashley, Oxiel, Carolina
Sexual Desire & Arousal
Human Sexual Response Processes
Online Sexual Activity
De Anza College Health Services
STI Dialogue with Partner
Study for Exam, Read Chapter 15
Exam #2: Chapters 4-5, 8-10, 12-14 (6:30pm-8:00pm)
Assignment Due: Planned Parenthood Speaker Response
*Guest Speaker: BDSM
||Read Chapter 17, "Convicted Rapists' Vocabulary of Motive" article (513-526)
Assignment Due: BDSM Speaker Response
*Guest Speaker: YWCA
Rape & Relationship Violence
Human Sexual Trafficking Video
Read Chapter 18
Assignment Due: YWCA Speaker Response
Assignment Due: Field Trip Assignment (both pre- & post- reflections)
Debate: Pornography - Pros: Samantha, Joel, John, Bhavesusina
- Cons: Brandon, Esmeralda, Edith
Erotica & Pornography
Sex & Media
Study for FINAL
FINAL EXAM (Chapters 11, 15-18): Thursday, June 27 (6:15pm-8:15pm)
** Not lecturing on Chapter 16, but responsible for reading