Department of Health Science

Signature Assignment for HSC 425

Multidisciplinary Analysis of Human Sexuality and Diversity Paper

Points: 100

Student Learning Outcome(s) Assessed:

Students will develop foundational, professional skills necessary to succeed in the dynamic environment of the allied health fields and graduate-level academic programs, including:

Shared General Education Skills with Health Science Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Written and oral communication skills in order to serve as an effective health resource person as well as facilitate development and maintenance of collaborative relationships
    1. Scientific and APA Conventions: demonstrates detailed attention and successful execution of conventions of APA and scientific writing style.
    2. Sources and Evidence: demonstrates skillful use of high-quality credible, relevant sources to develop ideas that are appropriate for the discipline and genre of the writing.
    3. Control of Syntax and Mechanics: uses graceful language that skillfully communicates meaning to readers with clarity and fluency.
  2. Cultural competence necessary to work within diversity and account for contextual influences that impact health equity.
    1. Cultural Diversity Framework: demonstrates sophisticated understanding of the complexity of elements important to members of another culture.
    2. Cultural Self-awareness: Articulates insights into own cultural rules and biases.

General Education Essential Skills

  1. Interdisciplinary Learning.
    1. Connection to Discipline; synthesizes in-depth information from relevant sources representing various points of view/approaches.
    2. Reflection and self-Assessment; developing sense of self as a learner, building on prior experience to respond to new contexts.
  2. Life Long Learning and Inquiry
    1. Reflection and self assessment; reviews prior learning in depth to reveal significantly changed perspectives on learning.
    2. Curiosity: explores a topic in depth, yielding a rich awareness and indicating interest in the subject.

 

Description of the Signature Assignment

The purpose of the assignment to critically analyze information form academic sources; to practice reading profession writing; to recognize valid research and understand the results; to use good writing techniques to support a ideas; to use multiple perspectives to look at a single issue of culture and gender; and to practice reflection and self-assessment on how research on a topic influences personal opinion.

Directions for Students

Multidisciplinary Analysis of Human Sexuality and Diversity

Learning Objectives

  1. Critically analyze information from academic/professional sources.
  2. Use electronic data bases to find articles.
  3. Practice reading professional writing and recognize valid research and understand the results.
  4. Practice using good writing techniques to support a thesis.
  5. Use multiple perspectives to look at a single issue of culture and gender.
  6. Practice reflection and self-assessment on how research on a topic influences personal opinion.

General Instructions

Select one of the topics listed below and develop a paper that analyzes issues of human sexuality from multidisciplinary perspectives. Apply concepts from three distinctly different disciplines of human study to analyze the particular phenomenon, see listing below one from each column.  Incorporate theoretical frameworks, theoretical constructs and other “explanations” that have been used by these disciplines to create a perspective that will provide a possible “explanation” for the issue. This should be the way the discipline approaches the topic, it should not be a listing of findings.  For example do not give a historic account of the topic but rather how historians synthesize the historical significance of the phenomenon.  The last part of the paper is reflective.

Selected Topics

(Additional topics can be used with instructor approval)

 

  • Human pair bonding
  • Romantic love
  • Infidelity
  • Gender roles
  • Promiscuity
  • Marriage and divorce
  • Homosexuality
  • Pornography
  • Prostitution
  • Sex education formal and informal
  • Atypical sexual behavior
  • Sexuality in the elderly or disabled
  • Body image


Disciplines/Perspectives

Social SciencesApplied SciencesDiversity Component
(must use a view different from own personal experience)
PsychologyBiology/PhysiologyCultural and Ethnic Studies
SociologyLaw/Political ScienceGender and Women Studies
HistoryEducationReligious Studies
Evolutionary Theory/AnthropologyMedicine/Health Sciences 
Journalism, Media Studies & CommunicationEconomics 

Content of your Paper

Please use subject headings when you change topics. When writing, make sure to clearly demonstrate which disciplines’ perspective you are analyzing. You should have a minimum of one source for each discipline.

Suggested Outline of paper

  1. Title page (include word count)
  2. Introduction
    1. Introduce topic
    2. Introduce the chosen disciplines/perspectives
    3. Thesis statement in Italics
  3. Social Sciences discipline
    1. In-depth look at the disciplines perspective of the topic
    2. Comment on how this perspective is different from other disciplines
  4. Applied Sciences discipline
    1. In-depth look at the disciplines perspective of the topic
    2. Comment on how this perspective is different from other disciplines
  5. Diversity framework
    1. Use insights from own cultural rules and biases to examine the topic
    2. Use at least one other United States culture/gender/ethnicity/religion’s framework to examine the topic
  6. Self-reflection
    1. Reflection on how self-perspective of the topic is changed after researching the topic
    2. Reflection on self as a learner; skills acquired from the assignment, insights into the research, and writing process
    3. Evaluate own learning from perspective of envisioning future improved self
  7. Conclusion
    1. Draw conclusion(s) by combining theories from the examined disciplines/perspectives
  8. References in correct APA, 6th edition style

Formatting & Requirements

  1. Length: Paper length is 1500 words minimum (excluding title page, references, and any graphics/tables or charts). Length should be determined by coverage of topics, some authors will need more than the minimum word count to appropriately cover all of the assignment requirements.
  2. Resources: This is a research based assignment, sources must be scholarly, use of web sites is allowed but they must be reliable and use references (i.e. they cite where there information came from).  Minimum of 5 academic sources, one of which must be a peer reviewed journal article.  Your text book, encyclopedias and dictionaries do not count (they may be used as additional sources). Wikipedia is not an academic source, you also may not use ProCon. To be considered an academic source for this assignment the source must have a date and an author.
  3. Thesis: Your thesis (in italics) should clearly state your opinion and not be a topic/introductory sentence.
  4. Formatting:
    • Typed, double spaced, Times Roman font, 1 inch margins, font size 12.
    • Title page: including name, class section number, name of the assignment, your specific title for the assignment, and word count.
    • The entire assignment should be strictly double-spaced, with no additional space before or after each line (check you paragraph settings).
    • Papers must have running headers and page numbers, on every page. This is in the header not the body of the document.
    • Subject headings are required and should indicate the subject that will follow. APA format for a level one heading is; centered, boldfaced, with title case capitalization. You do not need a heading for your introduction.
    • Citations must be in APA citation format for both in text citations and reference list. Cite all sources you use. When referring to a source cited in an article do not cite the original article if you did not read it, use “as cited in”.
  5. The assignment must use college-level writing including spelling, verb usage and tense, grammar, vocabulary, sentence formation and paragraph development. Third person should be used for all sections of the paper except for the reflection part.  Use of direct quotes should be limited (not more than 10% of paper), paraphrasing is preferred for most situations.
  6. Please submit paper to the drop box timely to avoid “computer malfunctions”; it can be done any time in the semester before the due time. To access Turnitin go to Beach Board and find the drop box. Turnitin can only read MSWord, Word Perfect PostScrip, Acrobat PDF, HTML, RIF and Plain text files.  It is your responsibility to be sure it is a file type that it can read, papers submitted in the incorrect format will be considered late.  It will not tell you if it cannot read it.  Double check that you paper has been submitted by checking your Turnitin Report (not Receipt). Preferred submission is MSWord.
  7. Use the rubric to check your work for omissions. Do not submit the rubric.
  8. Plagiarism will not be tolerated, if in doubt cite. Direct quotations (meaning the authors words) require quotation marks as well as citations. Not understanding the need to use quotation marks is not a defense if you do not understand proper citation of quotes please see the instructor during office hours.

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Department of Health Science

Signature Assignment for HSC 425

Multidisciplinary Analysis of Human Sexuality and Diversity Paper

Points: 100

Student Learning Outcome(s) Assessed:

Students will develop foundational, professional skills necessary to succeed in the dynamic environment of the allied health fields and graduate-level academic programs, including:

Shared General Education Skills with Health Science Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Written and oral communication skills in order to serve as an effective health resource person as well as facilitate development and maintenance of collaborative relationships
    1. Scientific and APA Conventions: demonstrates detailed attention and successful execution of conventions of APA and scientific writing style.
    2. Sources and Evidence: demonstrates skillful use of high-quality credible, relevant sources to develop ideas that are appropriate for the discipline and genre of the writing.
    3. Control of Syntax and Mechanics: uses graceful language that skillfully communicates meaning to readers with clarity and fluency.
  2. Cultural competence necessary to work within diversity and account for contextual influences that impact health equity.
    1. Cultural Diversity Framework: demonstrates sophisticated understanding of the complexity of elements important to members of another culture.
    2. Cultural Self-awareness: Articulates insights into own cultural rules and biases.

General Education Essential Skills

  1. Interdisciplinary Learning.
    1. Connection to Discipline; synthesizes in-depth information from relevant sources representing various points of view/approaches.
    2. Reflection and self-Assessment; developing sense of self as a learner, building on prior experience to respond to new contexts.
  2. Life Long Learning and Inquiry
    1. Reflection and self assessment; reviews prior learning in depth to reveal significantly changed perspectives on learning.
    2. Curiosity: explores a topic in depth, yielding a rich awareness and indicating interest in the subject.

 

Description of the Signature Assignment

The purpose of the assignment to critically analyze information form academic sources; to practice reading profession writing; to recognize valid research and understand the results; to use good writing techniques to support a ideas; to use multiple perspectives to look at a single issue of culture and gender; and to practice reflection and self-assessment on how research on a topic influences personal opinion.

Directions for Students

Multidisciplinary Analysis of Human Sexuality and Diversity

Learning Objectives

  1. Critically analyze information from academic/professional sources.
  2. Use electronic data bases to find articles.
  3. Practice reading professional writing and recognize valid research and understand the results.
  4. Practice using good writing techniques to support a thesis.
  5. Use multiple perspectives to look at a single issue of culture and gender.
  6. Practice reflection and self-assessment on how research on a topic influences personal opinion.

General Instructions

Select one of the topics listed below and develop a paper that analyzes issues of human sexuality from multidisciplinary perspectives. Apply concepts from three distinctly different disciplines of human study to analyze the particular phenomenon, see listing below one from each column.  Incorporate theoretical frameworks, theoretical constructs and other “explanations” that have been used by these disciplines to create a perspective that will provide a possible “explanation” for the issue. This should be the way the discipline approaches the topic, it should not be a listing of findings.  For example do not give a historic account of the topic but rather how historians synthesize the historical significance of the phenomenon.  The last part of the paper is reflective.

Selected Topics

(Additional topics can be used with instructor approval)

 

  • Human pair bonding
  • Romantic love
  • Infidelity
  • Gender roles
  • Promiscuity
  • Marriage and divorce
  • Homosexuality
  • Pornography
  • Prostitution
  • Sex education formal and informal
  • Atypical sexual behavior
  • Sexuality in the elderly or disabled
  • Body image


Disciplines/Perspectives

Social SciencesApplied SciencesDiversity Component
(must use a view different from own personal experience)
PsychologyBiology/PhysiologyCultural and Ethnic Studies
SociologyLaw/Political ScienceGender and Women Studies
HistoryEducationReligious Studies
Evolutionary Theory/AnthropologyMedicine/Health Sciences 
Journalism, Media Studies & CommunicationEconomics 

Content of your Paper

Please use subject headings when you change topics. When writing, make sure to clearly demonstrate which disciplines’ perspective you are analyzing. You should have a minimum of one source for each discipline.

Suggested Outline of paper

  1. Title page (include word count)
  2. Introduction
    1. Introduce topic
    2. Introduce the chosen disciplines/perspectives
    3. Thesis statement in Italics
  3. Social Sciences discipline
    1. In-depth look at the disciplines perspective of the topic
    2. Comment on how this perspective is different from other disciplines
  4. Applied Sciences discipline
    1. In-depth look at the disciplines perspective of the topic
    2. Comment on how this perspective is different from other disciplines
  5. Diversity framework
    1. Use insights from own cultural rules and biases to examine the topic
    2. Use at least one other United States culture/gender/ethnicity/religion’s framework to examine the topic
  6. Self-reflection
    1. Reflection on how self-perspective of the topic is changed after researching the topic
    2. Reflection on self as a learner; skills acquired from the assignment, insights into the research, and writing process
    3. Evaluate own learning from perspective of envisioning future improved self
  7. Conclusion
    1. Draw conclusion(s) by combining theories from the examined disciplines/perspectives
  8. References in correct APA, 6th edition style

Formatting & Requirements

  1. Length: Paper length is 1500 words minimum (excluding title page, references, and any graphics/tables or charts). Length should be determined by coverage of topics, some authors will need more than the minimum word count to appropriately cover all of the assignment requirements.
  2. Resources: This is a research based assignment, sources must be scholarly, use of web sites is allowed but they must be reliable and use references (i.e. they cite where there information came from).  Minimum of 5 academic sources, one of which must be a peer reviewed journal article.  Your text book, encyclopedias and dictionaries do not count (they may be used as additional sources). Wikipedia is not an academic source, you also may not use ProCon. To be considered an academic source for this assignment the source must have a date and an author.
  3. Thesis: Your thesis (in italics) should clearly state your opinion and not be a topic/introductory sentence.
  4. Formatting:
    • Typed, double spaced, Times Roman font, 1 inch margins, font size 12.
    • Title page: including name, class section number, name of the assignment, your specific title for the assignment, and word count.
    • The entire assignment should be strictly double-spaced, with no additional space before or after each line (check you paragraph settings).
    • Papers must have running headers and page numbers, on every page. This is in the header not the body of the document.
    • Subject headings are required and should indicate the subject that will follow. APA format for a level one heading is; centered, boldfaced, with title case capitalization. You do not need a heading for your introduction.
    • Citations must be in APA citation format for both in text citations and reference list. Cite all sources you use. When referring to a source cited in an article do not cite the original article if you did not read it, use “as cited in”.
  5. The assignment must use college-level writing including spelling, verb usage and tense, grammar, vocabulary, sentence formation and paragraph development. Third person should be used for all sections of the paper except for the reflection part.  Use of direct quotes should be limited (not more than 10% of paper), paraphrasing is preferred for most situations.
  6. Please submit paper to the drop box timely to avoid “computer malfunctions”; it can be done any time in the semester before the due time. To access Turnitin go to Beach Board and find the drop box. Turnitin can only read MSWord, Word Perfect PostScrip, Acrobat PDF, HTML, RIF and Plain text files.  It is your responsibility to be sure it is a file type that it can read, papers submitted in the incorrect format will be considered late.  It will not tell you if it cannot read it.  Double check that you paper has been submitted by checking your Turnitin Report (not Receipt). Preferred submission is MSWord.
  7. Use the rubric to check your work for omissions. Do not submit the rubric.
  8. Plagiarism will not be tolerated, if in doubt cite. Direct quotations (meaning the authors words) require quotation marks as well as citations. Not understanding the need to use quotation marks is not a defense if you do not understand proper citation of quotes please see the instructor during office hours.

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