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PSY 277 Human Sexuality
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2018
SUN#:  None
AGEC: Cultural (Ethnic/Race/Gender) Awareness   Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Exploration of sexual issues from psychological, physiological, and sociological perspectives. Historical, multicultural variations in sexuality, female and male reproductive anatomy, physiology, conception through birth, diseases, gender issues, sexual communication, sexual behavior patterns, love, and sexual orientations, sexual abuses are examined. Prerequisites: SOC100 or PSY101.

Prerequisites: SOC101 or PSY101

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: This class focuses on sensitive material and may not be appropriate for younger students or students who find the study of sexuality uncomfortable or offensive.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Describe and explain the multicultural aspects of human sexual history.
2. (Comprehension Level) Describe information regarding biological issues including sexual anatomy, hormones, sexual arousal and response, conception, pregnancy, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, and cancers. (CSLO 2 & 4)
3. (Comprehension Level) Summarize the social context of human sexuality from historical and cultural perspectives. (CSLO 1)
4.(Analysis Level) Distinguish between the terms sex, sexuality, and gender. (CSLO 3)
5. (Evaluation Level) Critique the social meaning of issues related to sexuality including legal controls, the uses and abuses of mass media upon the concept of gender and behavior, varieties of sexual life styles, sexual orientations, relationships, and practices. (CSLO 1 & 4)
6. (Synthesis Level) Construct a sexual policy that will guide health decisions concerning sexual rights, responsibilities, safe, and non-threatening sexual behaviors. (CSLO 1)
7. (Evaluation Level) Assess and evaluate what is socially defined as sexual deviance and sexual abuse, comparing and contrasting what is "normal" versus "non-normative" behaviors with clinically diagnosed sexual disorders. (CSLO 1)
8. (Analysis Level) Discuss how various researchers have attempted to define, describe, and measure love (e.g., Rubin, Sternberg, Lee, Fisher, etc.) and use this information to reflect on past relationships.
9.(Analysis Level) Discuss social, cultural, and psychological issues related to gender, intimate relationships, love, and marriage.
10. (Evaluation Level) Create a month-by-month timeline describing conception through term of pregnancy, and describe major developments of embryo, zygote, and fetus. (CSLO 3)
11. (Analysis Level) Understand and differentiate between different types of sexually transmitted diseases, the behaviors leading to them, and prevention methods. (CSLO 1 & 4)
12. (Analysis Level) Examine one's own personal sexual development and engage in discussion on gender issues, gender identity development, and willingness to establish healthy and safe sexual and emotional well being. (CSLO 1 & 3)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
No standards are required.