Please read instructions and decide the topic yourself)

Paper Outline:

A. SUBJECT INTRODUCTION (1-2 pages)

1. What subject did you choose to focus on?

2. Describe why you chose this particular subject e.g. to increase your knowledge; to clarify conflicting views on the subject; to learn practical suggestion or tools for your personal life; etc.

3. What questions did you have before you began your research of the subject?



B. CURRENT RESEARCH (2-3 pages)

1. Using your text and other sources, explore the current views on this subject; or, compare and contrast the opposing viewpoints on the topic; or, describe the practical tools or a?learningsa? helpful to you personally.

2. What are the conclusions you have drawn from your review?

3. Include citations for all information and concepts that are not your own, and include a bibliography at the end of your paper.



C. SUMMARY (1-2 pages)

1. Having completed your review, have your views changed or have they remained the same?

2. Discuss whether you understand this subject better and why.

3. Final summary of the paper overall.



D. BIBLIOGRAPHY PAGE



Sample Suggested Topics:

Biology and Physiology:

a? Homosexuality

a? The Biology of Sexual Desire

a? Infertility

a? Gender Identity Disorder

a? Sexual Orientation

Arousal and Response:

a? Sexual Jealousy

a? Sexual Fantasies

a? Sexuality and Aging

a? Fetishism

a? Human Courtship Behavior a Past, Present & Future

a? Pornography

a? Female versus Male Orgasm

a? Sex and the Internet as it relates to Arousal

Environment:

a? The Commercial-ization of sex

a? Sex in Advertising

a? Sex in the Media

a? Sexual Dynamics in Partnerships

Ethics:

a? The Effects of Early Sex Education

a? Homophobia

a? The Sexual Revolution

a? Female Circumcision

a? Rape in all forms

a? Prostitution

a? Sexual Exploitation

a? Attitudes toward Masturbation

a? Sexual Abuse of Children

a? Should Alternatives to Monogamy be Accepted by Society?

a? Incest

a? Erotica versus Pornography

A. This assignment should be a thoughtful blend of opinion, critical thinking, and EVIDENCE FROM YOUR RESEARCH.

B. Present specific, detailed and sufficient research evidence supporting your position. Give COMPLETE CITATIONS OF ALL RESOURCES used in your paper. Citations should include author and page (ex. Westheimer, p. 172.).

C. Include a BIBLIOGRAPHY. You may use MLA or APA style but PLEASE BE CONSISTENT.



Essay Question Grading Criteria

3 2 1 0

Development of Response Excellent response to chosen topic area. Very good response to questions a generally clear and thoughtful. Adequate response to questions a may lack consistent clarity. Insufficient response to questions a may be unclear and/or difficult to understand.

Project Outline Followed required format. Responded to all parts of the Project Outline. Followed required format. Responded to most parts of the Project Outline. Responded to some parts of the Outline. (No more than 2 parts are missing.) Responded to only part of Project Outline. (More than 2 parts are missing.)

Use of Resources Exceptionally well integrated use of resources to support personal opinions. Resources used occasionally to support personal opinions. Resources used marginally to support personal opinions. Primarily personal opinions with no support from resources.

Citation of Resources All resources are cited accurately in the text and bibliography. Most resources are cited accurately in the text and bibliography. Some resources are cited inaccurately in the text or bibliography. Resources are cited inaccurately in the text and bibliography.

Bibliography Used several resources in addition to the text. Used at least 1 resource in addition to the text. Used the text or 1 resource only. No bibliography included.

Length of Response 7 pages 5-6 pages 4 pages 3 pages or fewer

16-18A 10-12B+ 5-6C+ 0-2D

13-15A- 7-9B 3-4C FDid not respond to the question or question is not listed or approved.



a?Project Pitfallsa?:

1. Did not use or follow the outline provided.

2. Did not use professional resources to support opinion.

3. Almost exclusive use of one or two resources to support opinion.

4. The project does not follow the required page format.

5. Resources and bibliography are not consistent.

6. Did not use or follow the outline provided.

7. Did not use professional resources to support opinion.

8. Almost exclusive use of one resource to support opinion.

9. The project does not follow the required page format.

10. Resources and bibliography are not consistent.