This course is a comprehensive view of the psychosocial and physiological aspects of sexual health in our contemporary society. The student will have opportunities to explore numerous relevant topics including love, intimacy, and relationships; sex and marketing; sexual diseases; sexual abuse; gender identity and sex roles; and socio-cultural influences and values in decision making. The course is designed for the student to understand attitudes and behaviors as they relate to sexual well-being and integrity.
Summarize the historical and scientific perspectives on homosexuality.
Love and Relationships
Identify communication techniques that improve sexual and emotional relations.
Compare and contrast the various styles of love.
Discuss the components that affect attraction.
Sexual Dysfunctions and Gender Identity
Discuss the continuum of masculinity-femininity.
Discuss various factors in the determination of gender identity.
Summarize possible causes and treatments of various sexual dysfunctions.
Sexual Arousal and Sexual Response Cycle
Compare and contrast the stages of sexual response cycles for males and females.
Summarize the role of the brain, neurochemicals, and sex hormones in sexual arousal.
Give examples of the role of the senses in sexual arousal.
Human Sexuality in the Modern World
Prepare a report on the factors that contribute to one’s sexuality.
Appraise the effect of the media on the sexual education of adolescents.
Paraphilias and Sexual Abuse
State possible treatments for sexual offenders.
Discuss the consequences of childhood sexual abuse and rape.
Discuss perspectives on treatments of people with paraphilias.
Summarize theoretical perspectives on paraphilias.
Sexuality at Different Life Stages
Discuss sexuality and people with disabilities.
Outline physical and psychological changes that affect sex later in life.
Discuss adolescent sexual decision making.
Describe sexual behaviors associated with various stages of childhood development.
Contraception, Abortion, and Adult Lifestyles
Analyze trends related to singlehood, cohabitation, and marriage.
Describe psychological effects women may experience before and after an abortion.
State the advantages and disadvantages of various contraceptive methods.
Explain the functions of male and female external and internal sex organs.
Discuss the critical thinking involved in sexual decision making.
Relate various value systems to sexual decision making.
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