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Choose one of three methods to access HEA150 syllabus information:
If there is a problem downloading either syllabus copy, email the instructor, and a copy of the syllabus will be sent to you.
HEA150 Health & Human Sexuality Syllabus
Students must complete the online orientation as soon as possible at the start of the quarter. The on-line orientation can be accessed here.
The online orientation directs the student through a variety of activities to familiarize him or her with the HEA150 course components. As part of these activities, the student is to report specific information back to the instructor via email. The student may send separate email messages for each activity, or send one message with all the activity information included, whichever is preferred.
Students can access HEA150 via the web in one of two ways:
In addition to the above website, each student will have access to Canvas, a courseware management system, which will be used to complete course quizzes and also course discussions. Students may also submit weekly homework using Canvas. To access the Canvas website, students will need their student identification numbers. Initially, the student's nine-digit identification number will serve as both his or her login user name as well as password. Any student wishing to change his or her password should record the information in an easily accessible place in the event the password is forgotten. The Canvas website is available online here.
After logging into Canvas, the student should look for
the HEA150 link and click on that link. Upon doing so, the course website,
containing all reading and weekly work, should be viewable. There are tabs near
the top of the window that read:
Need help with Canvas? If so, there are online tutorials and video clips to help you learn the system.
The student who needs further Canvas assistance should contact the Distance Learning/E-Learning Office at 206-527-3738, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This class encompasses topics associated with a multidimensional view of health, including personality, stress management, communicable and non-communicable disease, nutrition, health-related fitness, human sexuality and multicultural issues applied to the above topics. Course content is structured around, presented through and conducted within the interactive distance learning, or e-learning, environment.
HEA150 Health and Human Sexuality is an 11-week course. Each "week" begins on Tuesday and ends on the following Monday. For example, the first week begins on Tuesday, January 3, and ends on Monday, January 9. The class is structured in this manner so students may have the weekends to focus on weekly coursework. Except for a component in the weekly discussion,* and for the midterm and final exams**, all class work is due by the end of each Monday. Students are encouraged to pace themselves with respect to homework i.e. avoid waiting until Monday evening to meet weekly due dates. NOTE: STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLETING WORK ON TIME. Computer difficulties and server problems happen to everyone, so it is advised students plan ahead for such unexpected issues.
*Answers to weekly discussion questions are to be posted using the Canvas software system each Friday.
**Look in "Midterm" and "Final Exam" headings for specific due dates.
By the end of the course the student will:
North Seattle Community College Essential Learning Outcomes
North Seattle Community College serves a diverse student population with a wide variety of educational backgrounds and goals. HEA150 fosters and promotes the following NSCC Essential Learning Outcomes:
Textbooks, Required Online Reading
There are no textbooks for this course. All required weekly reading is online, available through the course "Lessons" page.
The reading assignments are based on the instructor's lecture notes from in-class HEA150 courses. In addition to instructor's lecture information, there are also embedded external website links within the online reading. Required web link readings are labeled as "(R)," while those links marked, "(O)" are optional web reading. There are also sections labeled "Educational Enrichment," which include more optional readings.
PRINTING READING MATERIALS: Some students find reading easier when they print out the materials, but those using the college's computing labs should know there is a 3-cent per copy charge for black and white printing. Students can save money by printing on both sides of a paper, so should ask computing lab staff about how to save money this way. For more about campus printing limitations, students should access the Information Technology Services webpage here.
For information on how to pre-purchase paper to print, call 206-934-3630, or ask someone in the computing lab, Room #IB 3303 (third floor of Instruction Building).
Printer-friendly versions of required reading have been created, though required readings from external websites are not included in these versions.
Please note the class online reading is continuously in a state of flux as health information changes with time. Unpublished, the content will not read like a book. The instructor hopes students will find this abbreviated form of reading helpful for both learning and saving money (no textbook purchase). At the end of the quarter, if you feel purchasing a text would be preferable over reading the information based on lecture, please provide your feedback on this subject. Thank you!
The course �Lessons Page� is probably the most important website for this class. The Lessons Page is where all required weekly on-line reading and class homework items are located, and is what students see when they click on the HEA150 link in Canvas. At this time there is no login or password information to access the website, but students will be notified if this situation changes. The Lessons Page is the first website listed on this syllabus. To reiterate the importance of this site, the Lessons Page is listed again, below:
The Canvas software system web address is below:
Each of the evaluation items are described in more detail, below
Students will be using the Canvas software system to complete course quizzes.
There will be five (5) true/false, multiple choice quizzes due at the end of every other week (due on Mondays), starting with the second week (due in weeks two, four, six, eight, and ten). Students are required to complete all five quizzes, worth five points each. The entire five points will be awarded provided the student completes the quiz by the due date. The purpose of these quizzes is for students to evaluate their learning progress through an online testing environment. The true/false and multiple choice questions seen on quizzes will contain content found on the midterm and final exams. Quizzes submitted late will be subject to a 10% per day penalty. Quizzes submitted more than one week late will not be accepted.
There will be a 50-point �take home� midterm examination, distributed on Wednesday, May 9. The exam will consist of true/false, multiple choice, and short answer questions. Midterms will be due at the end of the day on Sunday, May 13. Any exams submitted late will be subject to the following point penalties:
Any midterm submitted more than 48 hours
late will not be accepted.
A 50-point "take-home" final exam will be distributed via email the morning of Sunday, June 10. The cumulative final will be due by the end of Thursday, June 14. Approximately 1/3 of the final exam points will be based on the first half of the course, while 2/3 of the exam points will be based on the last half of the course. Students will NOT be allowed to make up or reschedule the final exam unless an emergency develops or the instructor has been notified prior to the test. Final exams submitted late will be subject to the same point penalties as described for the midterm exam, above. Any exam submitted more than 48 hours late will not be accepted. Students should save all work, and keep copies of their sent emails containing that work, as computer issues do sometimes arise.
If you are reading the final exam information in order to complete an on-line orientation activity, you may click here to return to the on-line orientation. If you are not performing the on-line orientation, please disregard this notice.
While students are encouraged to use the class online materials to answer midterm and final exam questions, they should understand any work "copied and pasted" from anywhere on the internet or from other copyrighted or copyright-able sources, including content from this class, will be considered plagiarized and subsequently will not be accepted. There are a number of plagiarism tutorials available on the web. If you have want specific references to these tutorials, please contact the instructor.Return to Syllabus Contents
To complete a discussion, the student will first need to find the appropriate discussion link on the classLessons Page. For example, if completing the first week discussion, the student will need to click on the "Discussion" link located among the materials listed for the first week.
The student will then read any materials assigned as part of the discussion. Students are encouraged to read these materials early in the week so discussion answers will be ready by each Friday.
Students will be assigned to one of three discussion groups. An email will be sent to students containing discussion group assignment details.
To participate in the discussions, students will need to access the Canvas software system. Once the student accesses the Canvas website and logs in, he or she should click on the HEA150 website and then look for the "Discussions" tab near the top of the screen.Upon clicking on the �Discussions� tab, the student should look for and click on the appropriate week�s discussion for his or her team. For example, if the student is accessing the third week discussion and is on Team 2, he or she should click on the �HEA150 Discussion #3�Team 2� link. Once that link is accessed, the student should see three questions posted by the instructor, and, unless he or she is the first to answer the questions, replies from other students. The student should then click on each of the instructor�s links and reply to the questions asked by the end of each Friday. Answers to discussion questions are worth up to a total of six (6) points, or two points per question.
The final step of the discussion process requires students to respond to their peers� answers and comments using the Canvas software. Students are to read through others� answers and post at least four comments or questions to others by the end of each Monday. Responses to other students are worth up to a total of four (4) points, or one point per response.
Any late answers and responses will be subject to a 10% per day late penalty. Students are expected to answer all questions posed to them by others during the discussion, as doing so is necessary for effective interaction. Discussion answers and/or responses posted more than a week late will not be accepted.
Weekly discussions are worth a total of 10 points.
Discussions are EXTREMELY important in this class. The weekly discussions are not necessarily ways to solve issues, but are opportunities to learn about how we all view such issues differently and to work more effectively in groups. Hopefully, through class interaction, the discussions will get us thinking more about our own philosophies, choices, behaviors and lifestyles, as well as the philosophies, choices, behaviors and lifestyles of those around us.
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Students are encouraged to complete Assignments using the Canvas software system but may also submit homework via email.
Three (3) assignments are described at the website, assigned during the third week, fifth week, and ninth week. They are to be completed by the dates published on the website. Assignments received late will be subject to a 10% per day penalty. Assignments submitted more than one week late will not be accepted. Students should save all work, and keep copies of their sent emails containing that work, as computer issues do sometimes arise. Students may email their Assignments to the instructor, or use Canvas to send the work. NOTE: A variety of Assignment options are provided for students. Since these options may be very different from each other, they may have varying due dates. Please check Assignment due dates early.
Students are encouraged to complete Search & Reports using the Canvas software system but may also submit homework via email.
Ten weekly "Search and Reports" are included in this course to familiarize students with site-specific information pertaining to weekly health topics. Due at the end of each week (Monday), the Search & Report is worth five points, with late work being subject to a 10% per day penalty. Reports submitted more than one week late will not be accepted. Reports may be turned in via e-mail or completed using the Canvas software system. Students should save all work, and keep copies of their sent emails containing that work, as computer issues do sometimes arise. There is no Search & Report due during the eleventh week.
Sending Homework and Exams Via Email or Through Canvas
Students are encouraged to save all work before sending. Students with MS Word are asked to send their homework via attachment either through email or through Canvas. If the student does not have MS Word but wants to use another word processing program, he or she is asked to save the file as "text only" and use the ".txt" file extension after the file name. For example, a midterm saved in a non-MS Word program would be saved as "text only" with a name like, "midterm.txt." NSCC computer labs are equipped with MS Word. Students may type homework and exam answers into the body of an email message or in the Canvas message box, but the practice of attaching files to email is a skill students can use outside of the classroom, so are encouraged to do so. Students should save all work, and keep any copies of sent emails containing that work, as computer issues do sometimes arise.
Students can see the dates homework is assigned and due by clicking on the "Calendar" tab in Canvas. Students can also see an at-a-glance view of the homework due throughout the quarter by accessing the class "Homework Calendar" by clicking here.
At the end of the quarter, each student�s points are tallied and caluclated as a percentage of the total grade. That percentage would then be translated to a decimal grade. For instance, a student earning 86% of class points would earn a decimal grade of 3.1. Below please find the equivalent decimal grade, letter grade, and point percentage values.