This assignment will enable you to critically analyze the sexual health of a fictional character in popular culture – television, films or literature.
Select a fictional TV, movie, or literary character who will serve as a case study and analyze their sexual health, based on the criteria below.
Review the SIECUS guidelines for sexual health (below):
LIFE BEHAVIORS OF A SEXUALLY HEALTHY ADULT
A sexually healthy adult will:
In human development
In personal skills
In sexual behavior
In sexual health
Source: SIECUS (2005). Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten -12th Grade, 3rd Ed. New York, NY: SIECUS.
Step 3: For each one of the criteria from the SIECUS list determine whether or not the character displays that behavior and think of an example from the film, book, or television show that illustrates your determination regarding that criteria. You must discuss at least one aspect from each of the six categories on the SIECUS list.
Step 4: Review writing resources, write an outline, write a thesis statement, write an introduction, and integrate information via summarizing, paraphrasing, or, as necessary, directly quoting sources, all with proper attribution.
Write a 1,200 to 1,500 word paper (about 5 double-spaced pages), not including title and reference page which should be written in APA style.
Tip: Begin with a brief synopsis discussing the character or issues that arise in the book, film, or television show to give context to the reader. Next, integrate the criteria you have chosen and discuss how they are related.
Checklist of expectations
In order to be successful on this paper, be sure that you address all of the following:
__ Support your ideas with citations from your peer-reviewed resource(s)
__ Be sure that your ideas are put together in a coherent and logical way
__ Be creative in enhancing your topic
__ Write an introduction that previews your main points
__ Be sure the body of the paper develops and elaborates your ideas
__ Include a conclusion that summarizes your main points
__ Proofread carefully to ensure that your paper is free of misspellings and typos
__ Proofread carefully to ensure that your paper has proper sentence structure
__ Include a cover page, references and citations in APA style