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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HLTH 1050 - Human Sexuality

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course introduces students to multiple facets of human sexuality throughout the lifespan. It will cover the dynamics of human sexuality from many perspectives: physical, psychological, socio-cultural and legal.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Anatomy and physiology
  2. Attraction and love
  3. Atypical sexual variations
  4. Commercial sex
  5. Conception, pregnancy and childbirth
  6. Contraception and abortion
  7. Gender identity and roles
  8. Multicultural perspectives and influences on sexual attitudes
  9. Relationships and communication
  10. Research methods and ethics
  11. Sexual arousal and response
  12. Sexual behaviors and fantasies
  13. Sexual coercion
  14. Sexual dysfunction and therapies
  15. Sexual orientation
  16. Sexuality throughout the lifespan
  17. Sexually transmitted infections

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate current sexuality education programs.
  2. Discuss sexual coercion, commercial sex and atypical variations.
  3. Discuss the continuum of sexual behaviors.
  4. Identify contraceptive alternatives, options, risks and benefits.
  5. Identify sexual response, sexual dysfunction and therapies.
  6. Discuss sexuality throughout the lifespan.
  7. Identify sexually transmitted infections and prevention strategies.
  8. Compare interpersonal and sexual communication across cultures.
  9. Discuss characteristics of love, attraction and relationships.
  10. Identify gender issues and roles.
  11. Identify reproductive anatomy.
  12. Evaluate sexuality research.
  13. Identify ethical and legal issues.
  14. Compare sexual norms across cultures.
  15. Define personal sexual values.

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