Healthy Sexuality – PSYC 309

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 11/02/2021

Course Description

This course provides a foundational understanding of healthy sexuality based on a psychological and Scriptural foundation. Special attention is given to foundations of sexual development, sexual enrichment, challenges, and brokenness, and controversial issues surrounding healthy sexuality.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Our pressing concern at the inception of class is that God cares about how we perceive, understand, and behave in regards to our sexuality. This course seeks to meet that challenge by equipping students to biblically guide individuals towards healthy sexuality.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (5)

The student will complete 5 Discussions that specifically relate to the weekly reading. Each discussion will be completed in 2 parts: 1) the student will submit a thread in answer to the question provided no later than 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday of the module: week assigned (350 word minimum), and 2) the student will then post replies to at least 2 other classmates’ threads no later than 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the same module: week (200 word minimum each). All initial posts and replies should cite the course materials or external research for full credit.

CLO’s A, B, C, D, E, F

Perspectives on Sexuality Paper Assignment

The student will write a 3-4-page paper outlining their views on healthy sexuality. Specifically, what are the essential elements that characterize healthy sexuality and in what ways do they contribute to an individual’s wholeness and wellbeing? The student should support their perspectives with content presented within the class (textbook, presentations, etc.) and 5 external sources. Papers should be written in current APA format, including a title page and reference page. This paper will be due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module 4: Week 4.

CLO’s B, C, D

Sexuality Research Paper Assignment

The student will identify a topic on sexuality from the content presented in class. Using 10 current peer reviewed/ scholarly articles on the topic, the student will write a 6-8-page paper. The paper will concisely summarize each article, compare and contrast with the course material, and provide practical applications for the therapeutic context. Papers should be written in APA format, including a title page and reference page. This paper will be due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module 7: Week 7.

CLO’s A, D, E, F

Quizzes (5)

The student will complete 5 quizzes which cover the material presented in the course textbook. Each quiz is open book/open notes and comprised of 40 multiple-choice and true/false questions. All exams will be due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the assigned module: week with the exception of the final quiz which is due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday of Module 8: Week 8.