T‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍here is immense cross-cultural variation in sexual behavior
T‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍here is immense cross-cultural variation in sexual behavior
T‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍here is immense cross-cultural variation in sexual behavior. The goal of this paper assignment is to allow you to explore this cultural variability in greater depth and detail. You will be asked to identify a specific sexual behavior and examine how it is practiced in two different contemporary cultures. You are free to select almost any sexual behavior that interests you. Examples of appropriate topics would include (but are not limited to) the following: kissing, homosexuality, marriage, oral sex, sexual violence, transgenderism, paraphilias (e.g., fetishes), contraception, masturbation, cheating, age of first intercourse, statutory rape, etc. If you have a different topic in mind but are not sure whether it is appropriate, please contact me for approval. In your paper, you should begin by providing a clear definition of the selected behavior. After that, you should identify two modern cultures with differing views on the behavior and discuss the following points: How does the behavior manifest itself in each culture and how common is it? Why does each culture view the behavior differently (., religious beliefs, tradition, superstition)? What are the implications of these differences for our understanding of what constitutes appropriate and inappropriate sexual behavior? Because you will be consulting outside sources to comple‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍te this assignment, you must appropriately cite them. Thus, you should include APA-style in-text citations throughout the paper to any ideas that are not your own, as well as a References page detailing the full source information. Please try and get most of your information from academic journals (via Google School & MSU Library Resources). Other sources are permitted, but should be used sparingly. I anticipate you will need about 3-5 pages (double-spaced, Times New Roman, font size 12, 1 inch margins on all sides) to complete this assignment concisely and effectively (1-2 pages for defining the behavior, and 2-4 pages of discussion of two modern cultures). The following rubric will be used to evaluate the midterm exam (25 points total): - 4 points: definition of the selected behavior (In this section you may choose to discuss prevalence, recent statistics, relevant theories, psychological/biological/evolutionary influences, etc.) - 6 points: discussion of two modern cultures with differing views on the behavior - 5 points: clarity and quality of writing (The assignment was well-written, follows APA standard formatting, and is free from major grammatical errors.) - 5 points: use of supporting evidence from class readings - 5 points: use of supporting evidence from outside sources not covered in clas‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍s

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