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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - RCS6471

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2008-01-03
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1641 2007-06-28
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling AS TPA/10000/125700/000000/0000000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Denise Montgomery 8139740972

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    RCS 6471 Human Sexuality Counseling

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Human Sexuality
    Course Online? Percentage Online





    Course Description

    Course is designed to introduce students & mental health professionals to the diverse nature and construct of human sexuality. The curriculum meets the Florida Statute 491 licensure requirement as a contact area in "human sexuality theories". Majors only.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This is a required course for the masters degree in rehabilitation and mental health counseling and for Florida state licensing. It has been listed for more than five years under a variable topic course number, however, it should be listed under a unique

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course is required for the major and for Florida licensure as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Since the fall 2002, 242 students have enrolled in this course.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    This course has been offered as a selected topic course 14 times since the fall 2002.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in counseling or a closely related area. Applicants should be licensed or license eligible in Florida as a mental health counselor. Demonstrated excellence or potential for excellence in research and teaching is required.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Surveys current theories & research on sexuality-related topics using cultural, historical, bio-, psycho-, & socio- approaches. Students exam their attitudes & values with regard to the area of human sexuality to become aware of biases & beliefs, & the implications for clinical practice.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Exhibit knowledge in the following areas; *Role of culture *Anatomy, physiology, & sexual response *Development of sexuality across life span *Wide range of sexual behaviors *Gendered languages & practices *Healthy & problematic sexual functioning *Reproductive issues *Causes, prevention, & treatment of sexually transmitted infection *Issues of sexual victimization

    C. Major Topics

    Sex and culture, sex and values, sex education, sex research, sex and media, gender, sexual orientation, sexual anatomy, response and expression, intersexuality, transgenderism, childhood sexuality, menstruation, adult sexuality, variations in sexual behaviors, communication, pregnancy & childbirth, birth control, sex problems & therapy, coercive sex, commercial sex, sex & health, transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, chemical dependency

    D. Textbooks

    Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America, 6th edition, Strong, DeVault, Sayad, Yarber, McGraw Hill.

    The Guide to Getting It On, latest edition, Paul Jounnides, Goofy Press.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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