The purpose of this assignment is for you to learn something about yourself, your relationships and/or any topic related to human sexuality and sexual health.

You are required to participate in 2 learning activities outside class this semester and then write 2 reaction papers summarizing what you did and learned. The purpose of this assignment is for you to learn something about yourself, your relationships and/or any topic related to human sexuality and sexual health. Look over text and class outlines to select topics of interest. You may not use class speakers or required reading for your reaction papers. Yourlearningactivitiesneedtotakeplacethissemester. Youmaynotwrite about things you’ve done before semester started. You may not write about past interesting sexual experiences. Each paper is worth 25 points. Papers will be graded on both content and format. This is a college class and I expect to receive college material – including proper grammar and spelling. Papers need to be typed (black ink) & stapled. Papers need to be 1-2 pages long, single-spaced, and use fontsize 14. Pick-up and save your graded papers until you receive your final grade for the class. Point breakdown is listed with format. Due dates are listed in class outline. Papers need to be turned-in during class. Papers may NOT be left in my mailbox or emailed. You may turn papers in early if you’re going to be absent the date it’s due. You may have someone bring your paper in for you if you are not able to attend class. SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES FOR REACTION PAPERS: 1. Read an article from a magazine or journal. 2. Read chapters from The Guide to Getting it On. 3. Watch relevant TV programs and documentaries. A great source for documentariesiswww.topdocumentaryfilms.com. Netflixhasmany interesting documentaries. 4. Take surveys and/or give them to others to take/discuss with you. 5. Attend a relevant lecture, workshop or conference. 6. Read a book related to sexuality or relationships. Look at the list of recommended books I’ve provided. You are not limited to that list. 7. Watch a movie relevant to class. Do look at the list of movies I’ve recommended. You are not limited to that list. Films On Demand – available through the OCC Library website – offers many film options. 8. Individual“FieldTrips”tocommunityagencies,sextoystores, Museum of Tolerance, or more controversial places like an adult book store, erotic dancing, gay establishment/event, dungeon, or nude beach. In order for these to count it needs to be a new experience for you. You are only allowed 1 paper per activity. For example you can’t write about visiting 2 sex toy stores or going to 2 gay clubs. 9. Interview persons whose sexuality or sexual experiences/socialization is different from yours. Prepare by making a list of relevant questions. 10. Have a detailed conversation with a friend or someone you’d like to be closer with about each other’s sexuality. Prepare by making a list of relevant questions. 11. Participate in small group discussions about sexuality with other classmates or friends. 12. Explore non-pornographic sexual websites. See list of recommended websites. You are not limited to these websites. 13. Accept some of my challenges! 14. Anything else that would be meaningful to you. I do encourage you to think about activities or projects that would be personally meaningful. You may create a special project or do some research of yourown. Dodiscussyourideaswithme. REQUIRED FORMAT FOR REACTION PAPERS (25 possible points): All papers should be properly identified with your name and class, and whether it’s Reaction Paper 1 or Reaction Paper 2. 1. Identify/describelearningactivity(5points) Clearly explain what you did and what it was about. Include your reasons for choosing this activity or topic. List reference. For example: a. Title of article, author, source, date b. Title of TV program/documentary, channel, date c. Name of place you visited, city d. State your project & date (interview, challenge, etc.) 2. List 5 statements of information learned (10 points) List 5 things you learned about the topic, activity, or yourself. Number your statements and make sure they are clearly visible. Do not imbed them in paragraphs. 3. Summary (10 points) Summarize your reactions, feelings and opinions regarding your learning activity. This should be the main part of your paper. I want to know what yougotoutoftheactivityandwhyyourespondedthewayyoudid. Does this activity/topic relate to your personal life or career choice? You always need to follow the required format unless I provide an exception. There are a few challenge papers where you simply write an essay and don’t need to list 5 statements learned. Most students who write a thoughtful paper get the 25 points.