Feb 24, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

SOC6817 HUMAN SEXUALITY COURSE PROCEDURE


SOC6817 HUMAN SEXUALITY

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the Freshman or Sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.

Catalog Description:

SOC6817 - Human Sexuality (3 hrs.)

A course in human sexuality designed to assist parents, students, and community members in developing and understanding of sexuality and contemporary sexual and social issues.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge concerning human sexuality.  The well-being of individuals, couples, families, and even an entire society can be dependent upon matters that are fundamentally sexual. 

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able through information and communication, a better understanding of our own sexuality and that of others.

Units Outcomes and Criterion Based Evaluation Key for Core Content:

The following defines the minimum core content, not including the final examination period.  Instructors may add other content as time allows.

UNIT 1: PERSONAL SKILLS AND TIME MANAGEMENT

Outcomes:  Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully…

  • Set priorities in which several tasks will be accomplished
  • Regular attendance and being on time for class

UNIT 2: SPEAKING SKILLS

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully…

  • Participate in group and class communications

UNIT 3: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully…

  • Explain how our lifestyles are affected by society
  • Discuss the positive and negatives of adapting new technologies

UNIT 4: LISTENING SKILLS

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully…

  • Demonstrate appropriate listening skills to be able to obtain the knowledge through discussion of other students, instructor, or videos

UNIT 5: GROUP EFFECTIVENESS SKILLS

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully…

  • Being able to work with two or more in a group to reach a common goal
  • Be able to take other peoples opinions, accept their opinion and learn from them

UNIT 6: GROUP EFFECTIVENESS SKILLS

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully…

  • To become aware of sexual beliefs of the past that influence sexual practices and laws of today
  • Obtain knowledge of the female reproductive system, how and what hormones regulate it
  • Obtain knowledge of the male reproductive system, how and what hormones regulate it
  • Information on birth control (contraceptives, family planning, and sterilization) advantages and disadvantages
  • Discuss how humans communicate; spoken and unspoken, why react to each other
  • Obtain knowledge of pregnancy. What to expect, prenatal and postnatal care

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission, and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching, and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class, which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.