Life Sexuality Education

Syllabus FSW 365 Family Life Sexuality Education Spring 2018 322 McGuffey Hall 2:50 – 4:10pm MW


Richelle Frabotta, MSEd, CSE, CSES AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator & Supervisor

937.609.4261 text/call 9am – 7pm 100 McGuffey office hrs. by appt. 

UA: Kaly Snow

UA: Glynis Lonneman

UA: Dana Severin

UA: Amy Flanagan

UA: Catarina Gandara Clode

UA: Kriston Kapan in class WED

UA: Mercy Hawks

UA: Hannah Morkin

UA: Heng Gao (Gao)

UA: Elly Jurden

UA: Dylan Bolen in class MON

UA: Olivia Berthel in class WED

UA: Haley Olvera

UA: Julia Pair

UA: Alex Bronston

UA: Doria Goll

GA: Miranda **you may only contact the GA through RICHELLE**

Chinese Inclusion Support: Ms. Yue Li

Discovery Center for Evaluation, Research, and Professional Learning

Meetings by appointment

When communicating with us, please ALWAYS put 365 in subject line of emails. 

Course Description

Sexuality is facts, statistics, physiological functions and responses, AND integral core values, beliefs

and perceptions. Sexuality = your identity. Sexuality Education teaches us about being human and

living life with its myriad of choices and various outcomes (i.e. the good, the bad and the ugly, etc.).

Sexuality Education provides opportunities to address very real and perhaps very personal,

ideas/concerns/issues while providing us occasion to “own our sh**”.

The first half of the semester includes historical and conceptual information regarding the evolving

discipline that is commonly referred to as “Sex Ed”. Then, during the second half of the semester, we

move to material that is more practical and directly applicable to you…and the awesome idea of being a

sexually healthy person now and throughout your life.

Students who might / are planning to pursue jobs / careers as Sexuality Educators / Clinicians can use this course to assist in pursuing certification as a NCFRCertified Family Life Educator and/or an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator. Throughout the semester, we will identify teaching strategies, methodology and best practices for working with various age groups to deliver quality Sexuality Education services. IF THIS IS YOU, please see me for info and opportunities.

I use multiple teaching strategies and activities to encourage you to relate concepts to your life while

empowering you to integrate personal reflections into your unique way

of connecting sexually with yourself and others…therefore, ultimately impacting your personal

agency, professionalism, and action as (global) citizen.

Oh, and it doesn’t hurt to have a sense of humor. Please be ready to giggle and if you’re not sure

when, I’ll let you know.

Text and Study Guide

1. The Gender Revolution & New Sexual Health by Frederick L. Peterson, Jill Bley, Richelle Frabotta preliminary edition, Cognella 2017 To purchase the textbook, please follow the instructions below. Video instructions for placing an order and downloading an eBook are available at: 1. Visit 2. Create an account or login if you have an existing account. 3. Select your state and then your university from the dropdown menu. 4. Scroll to find your course listing and select your textbook from the list of available course materials. Choose your preferred textbook format, and follow the checkout instructions to complete your purchase. Payment can be made using all major credit cards.

The pricing information for the text is as follows: Print Price: $87.95 Digital Price: $79.95

2. America’s War on Sex: the attack on law, lust and liberty by Marty Klein, PhD, Praeger Publishers, 2006 or 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1440801280 ISBN-10: 1440801282 Edition: 1st or 2nd red cover, hard back only


Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski, PhD Simon and Schuster, 2015 ISBN-10: 1476762090

ISBN-13: 978-1476762098 pink cover with “zipper vulva”


Guide to Getting It On: Unzipped by Paul Joannides, PsyD Goofy Foot Press, 2017 9th ed. ISBN-10: 1885535171 ISBN-13: 978-1885535177 hands on unzipped jeans

Course Objectives The following were written with focus on meeting the Global Miami Plan Principles of Liberal Education :

Thinking Critically + Understanding Contexts + Engaging with Other Learners + Reflecting and Acting.

Students will be able to…

…examine personal beliefs & values while learning others’ perspectives concerning issues of sexuality.

…utilize critical thinking skills while participating in class discussion and writing activities that are

designed to increase comfort level with issues of human sexuality.

…explore societal (legal, social, cultural, religious) views about human sexuality and sexual

development throughout the life cycle.