PSY 503
Human Sexuality
Online Course

PSY 503 Human Sexuality

3 Semester Units

Human sexuality presents the role of sexuality in all aspects of human development. We will take a look at how sexuality is perceived and conveyed in various cultures. Methods of addressing sexual problems, sexual communication, evaluation of research, child-rearing practices, life-cycle sexuality, and cross cultural variations will also be discussed.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain what causes sexually transmitted infections, how they are spread, and who can get them.
  • Evaluate what occurs in each trimester of pregnancy for both mother and embryo/fetus.
  • Compare the difference between one’s gender and one’s sex.
  • Define gender identity and gender role.
  • Discuss the sexual lifestyles of adults, including marriage, cohabitation, and extramarital sex.
  • Analyze the various ways one can define a behavior as being unconventional.
  • Understand how the Internet has affected the commercial sex industry.

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