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Curriculum Action Notice

From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

February 21, 2009

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Jeffrey Bossworth , 206 Pinecrest Manor, ext. 4762.

CURRICULAR ACTION NOTICE FOR PSY 2212 HUMAN SEXUALITY AND ARE 4440 ART IN COMMUNITY
(revise descripition and application for Gen Ed-Wellness)

 

1.      Course Change: PSY 2212: Human Sexuality (revise descripition and application for Gen Ed-Wellness)

Purpose and nature of change: Add wellness designation to PSY 2212, Human Sexuality, and provide a revised catalogue description.

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

Provides a survey of scientific findings in the area of human sexuality and the information needed to help students make responsible decisions concerning their own sexuality and sexual behavior.

 

Provides a survey of scientific findings and contemporary perspectives in the area of human sexuality.  Covers cultural, psychological, emotional, physiological, and developmental aspects of human sexuality and the information needed to help students make responsible decisions concerning their own sexuality and sexual behavior.

 

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all applicable boxes.

a.       __X_ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group _Wellness­­_

Rationale for Wellness Designation

This course provides important information on one of the most fundamental aspects of human wellness. Integral to the course content and objectives is the goal of helping students in the course increase their understanding of human sexuality and to be able to make informed and responsible choices that will impact their wellness.

 

Course Objectives:

·         Recognize the sexual anatomy, physiology, and development of both genders.

·         Understand sexual behaviors and attitudes in a cultural context

·         Understand the differences between men and women in sexual response.

·         Gain knowledge of sexual disorders and sexually transmitted infections.

·         Understand birth control, pregnancy, and childbirth.

·         Be able to communicate about sex.

·         Understand gender identity and sexual orientation.

  • Learn about sexual problems and sexual variants.
  • Be knowledgeable about sexual victimization and the law.

 

Topical Outline:

·         Sexual anatomy, physiology, and development.

·         Sex and society.

·         Sexual behaviors and the differences between men and women in sexual response.

·         Attitudes toward sex.

·         Birth control, pregnancy, and childbirth.

·         Interpersonal relationships and communication

·         Gender identity and sexual orientation.

·         Sexual problems and sexual variants.

·         Sexual victimization, prevention, and the law.

 

 

2.      Course Change: ARE 4440: Art in Community (application for Gen Ed-Wellness)

Purpose and nature of change: ______To gain acceptance for the course as fulfilling the General Education     Wellness credit

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) __ART 2240 2-D Design;

            ART 2248 Drawing______

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all

            applicable boxes.

a.      ___X__ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group ___HPE_(Wellness)_____

Provide Support for this request.

This problem-based learning course teaches students the importance of using their time and talents to the betterment of community health.  The quality of life is improved for an elder, a pre-school child, or a child with special needs by participating in making and discussing expressive art projects.  The course challenges misconceptions and fosters a healthy understanding and respect for diverse populations.

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