Dec 08, 2021
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.
- Anatomy and physiology
- Attraction and love
- Atypical sexual variations
- Commercial sex
- Conception, pregnancy and childbirth
- Contraception and abortion
- Gender identity and roles
- Multicultural perspectives and influences on sexual attitudes
- Relationships and communication
- Research methods and ethics
- Sexual arousal and response
- Sexual behaviors and fantasies
- Sexual coercion
- Sexual dysfunction and therapies
- Sexual orientation
- Sexuality throughout the lifespan
- Sexually transmitted infections
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Evaluate current sexuality education programs.
- Discuss sexual coercion, commercial sex and atypical variations.
- Discuss the continuum of sexual behaviors.
- Identify contraceptive alternatives, options, risks and benefits.
- Identify sexual response, sexual dysfunction and therapies.
- Discuss sexuality throughout the lifespan.
- Identify sexually transmitted infections and prevention strategies.
- Compare interpersonal and sexual communication across cultures.
- Discuss characteristics of love, attraction and relationships.
- Identify gender issues and roles.
- Identify reproductive anatomy.
- Evaluate sexuality research.
- Identify ethical and legal issues.
- Compare sexual norms across cultures.
- Define personal sexual values.
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