General Information about Ms. Lee’s online and hybrid courses:

 

*      The course content, textbook, and most assignments are identical to my traditional “face-to-face” classes held on-campus.

 

*      The course exists in a program called CE6 on the Fullerton College server.

 

*      You will need frequent access to a computer with a reliable internet connection that you can control (NOT your computer at work that may have certain Firewall or other software that will not allow you to work within CE6). Once you login to CE6 you will be able to check your computer’s browser to be sure that you have all the necessary components to participate fully in the course.

 

*      Contrary to popular rumors, online courses are generally not less work than on-campus courses. In fact, some students find online courses more challenging than face-to-face courses because they are responsible for creating time to be at their computers – procrastinators quickly fall behind.

 

*       Instead of going to a classroom 1-2 times a  week, online students will be participating in class activities 4-5 times a week, at their own convenience day or night.

 

*      The usual textbook reading, multiple choice exams and written homework assignments will apply, just as they would in an on-campus class.

 

*      Replacing the usual class lecture are online readings, slide shows, audio presentations and interactive activities (quizzes, surveys, web searches) that must be completed each week.

 

*      Discussion boards and real time chat rooms will also be a part of the class, to create dialogue and a sense of community. Your grade will include points for active participation.

 

*      Instead of printing out an assignment or exam to hand in physically, you will be submitting your work online, through CE6.

 

*      The instructor will be available via the email function withinCE6. I am not, however, sitting at my computer 24/7 waiting for your emails. I will check and respond to my CE6 email every other day, unless I announce otherwise.

 

*      You will be able to check on your progress online anytime you like. Updates will be posted every time an exam or homework assignment is graded by the instructor.

 

*      In any class students and instructors are expected to maintain behaviors that are welcoming, respectful and appropriate to college level academic pursuits.

 

*      In an online setting, we don’t have the usual cues to the feelings of others that we generally get from tone of voice or body language, so choice of words is even more important online than when communicating face-to-face. You are not as anonymous as you might feel when you participate in an online class discussion with your classmates and instructor. We do know who you are!

 

 

 

 

Psy 120: Human Sexuality

One section of Psy 120 is taught fully online. Sometimes Ms. Lee also teaches one section as a “hybrid” meaning that about half of the class is taught on campus in the traditional classroom and half is taught online.

 

ü      This course covers the psychology of sexual development, behaviors and attitudes and will include exploration of biological/physiological foundations, history, socio-cultural perspectives, legal issues, health issues, and principles of sexological research within the social sciences.

 

ü      This course provides a strong foundation for for the fields of psychology, sociology, human services, health care, counseling, child development, teaching, ethnic studies, anthropology and law.

 

ü      This course is taught entirely online, with the exception of one mandatory on-campus orientation.

 

ü      For most of you it will be a new experience to discuss sexuality from an academic perspective. The topics we discuss are generally considered personal, private or even embarrassing. People have strong emotional responses to many of these topics.

 

ü      Our class will consist of people with diverse cultural backgrounds, life experiences, values and even personal traumas. It is a challenge to really try to communicate clearly with and understand people with whom we differ. Think about being kind as well as clear and respectful.

 

 

Psy 219: The Human Services

 

ü      Approximately half of your class time will be spent in the classroom on-campus and half is spent doing online activities.

ü      We will meet most weeks from 7-8:30pm or so. And then you will also have online activities to accomplish, including readings, film clips to view, quizzes, and discussions.

 

ü      Some weeks we will meet only online – dates will be printed on your syllabus. And some weeks we will meet from 7-9:30pm, usually toward the end of the semester when students are making presentations to the class.

 

ü      Learning activities will include: readings, class lectures, guest speaker presentations, library research, group collaboration, volunteer service learning, and online discussions with classmates to acquaint you with the philosophies, theories, and beginning skills for a career in the Human Services.

 

ü      Homework assignments will include some self-exploration to compare the quality of match between your own values and aptitudes to those best suited to various careers within the Human Services such as Counseling, Social Work, Teaching, Community Service, Medical Care, working with children, working with the poor, working with the elderly, and working with the mentally ill.

 

ü      Service Learning experience is an integral part of this course and you will be given a great deal of help while you are working to identify an appropriate site for your volunteer service. Only 20 hours is required for an “A” grade for this assignment. Special recognition on your transcript is available if you meet the college’s criteria. Most universities now look for service learning experience on transfer applications.