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PSYC& 180 - Human Sexuality

5 Credits
Covers biological, psychological and social determinants of human sexuality. Topics include cultural diversity, physical development, reproduction (pregnancy, contraception and abortion), sexually transmitted diseases, gender roles and development, relationships and sexual behaviors, sexual orientation, and sexual abuse and assault.

Pre-requisite(s) ENGL& 101 min 2.0
Placement Eligibility English 101
Course Note Previously BEHAV 100.

Quarters Typically Offered

Fall Day
Winter Day
Spring Day

Designed to Serve All students.
Active Date 2016-06-06

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Diversity & Globalism
  • Social Science Area II

Course Outline
1. Introduction to, and history of, human sexuality across time and cultures

2. Legal, political, and religious issues surrounding women, sexual minorities, & other sexually disenfranchised groups.

3. Theories and research methods in human sexuality

4. Male & female sexual anatomy and physiology

5. Intersexuality, including political, social, cultural & personal implications

6. Sexual arousal and response

7. Gender identity and gender roles including political, social & personal implications of transgender individuals

8. Attraction and love, including cross-cultural findings

9. Relationships, intimacy, and communication

10. Sexual techniques and behavior patterns

11. Pregnancy and childbirth

12. Contraception and abortion, including religious & cultural beliefs & practices

13. Sexuality through the life cycle

14. Sexual dysfunction and sex therapy

15. Sexually transmitted infections

16. Variations in sexuality

17. Sexual coercion

18. Sexual orientation, including stereotyping, prejudice & discrimination

Student Learning Outcomes
Describe key concepts, principles & overarching themes about sex and sexuality.

Use scientific reasoning to interpret research in sexuality.

Explain the power of contexts in shaping conclusions about sexuality.

Identify and evaluate the source, context, and credibility of sexuality information.

Summarize factors that can influence pursuit of a sexually healthy lifestyle.

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