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PSY 277 Human Sexuality
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2013
SUN#: NA
AGEC: Cultural (Ethnic/Race/Gender) Awareness   Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F
Cross-Listed: SOC277


Description: This course is an exploration of psychological, sociological and physiological aspects of human sexuality within the context of individual development, family, culture and society.

Prerequisites: (SOC100 or PSY101) and ENG101

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Recall information regarding biological issues including human sexual anatomy, hormones, sexual arousal and response, conception, contraception and sexually transmitted diseases.
2. (Comprehension Level) Summarize the social context of human sexuality from historical and cultural perspectives.
3. (Synthesis Level) Construct a sexual policy that will guide health decisions concerning sexual rights, responsibilities and safe sexual behaviors.
4. (Evaluation Level) Critique the social meaning of issues related to sexuality including legal controls, the influence of mass media upon the concepts of gender and behavior, varieties of sexual life styles, sexual orientations, relationships and practices.
5. (Evaluation Level) Critique what is socially defined as sexual deviance, comparing and contrasting what is "normal" vs. "non-normative" behavior with clinically diagnosed sexual disorders.
6. (Comprehension Level) Discuss social, cultural and neurological issues related to gender, intimate relationships, love and marriage.
7. (Analysis Level) Examine one's personal sexual development and engage in discussion on gender issues and gender identity development.
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