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RYERSON UNIVERSITY: CONTINUING EDUCATIONCPSY621 6J0– Psychology of Human Sexuality Winter 2017 KHE221INSTRUCTOR:Dr. Oren Amitay, Ph.D., C. Psych. (Registered Psychologist)TELEPHONE: (416) 666-7763EMAIL:[email protected][email protected]IF YOU DO NOT HEAR BACK FROM ME w/in 24 HOURS, PLEASE CONTACT ME AGAINAlso, please note that I try to be very responsive to students but it is my official policy not to go overmaterial students missed because they were absent from class. Otherwise, I would be spendingevery waking hour accommodating all of my students who miss class.OFFICE HOURS:By AppointmentBLACKBOARD:*You are responsible for checking frequently for assignment guidelines, notes, and other key class news/updates/information; THIS IS AN OFFICIAL COURSE REQUIREMENTPREREQUISITE:CPSY 011/102/105 or equivalentLENGTH:One semesterDESIGNATION:Upper-Level Liberal Studies THE CHANG SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pmFriday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pmSaturday: 8:15 am – 1:15 pm (closed May & November)Every effort will be made to manage the course as stated. However, adjustments may be necessary at the discretion ofthe instructor. If so, students will be advised and alterations discussed in class prior to implementation.It is yourresponsibility to be aware of what has been discussed in each class and on Blackboard.It is the responsibility of students to ensure you understand the University’s policies and procedures, in particular thoserelating to course management and academic integrity. A list of relevant policies is included at the end of this outline.COURSE DESCRIPTION/OBJECTIVE:This course examines contemporary knowledge and attitudes toward humansexuality, relying on theoretical and empirical psychological research. Multiple perspectives will be presented, includingpsychosocial, cross-cultural and psychobiological. Sexuality across the life span will be examined, including issues pertainingto: biological sexual differentiation, intimacy and communication, gender role development, varieties of sexual relationshipsand behaviour, contraception, procreative technologies, and sexually transmitted diseases. Emphasis will be placed on thecritical analysis and synthesis of research on sexuality in the context of current social and cultural influences. Students will beencouraged to develop an appreciation for the complexity of sexuality in its conceptualization, representation and enactment.REQUIRED TEXT: Hyde, J. S., DeLamater, J.D., & Byers, S.E. (2015). Understanding Human Sexuality. McGraw-Hill.(Sixth Canadian Edition); if you can find earlier Canadian editions, they may work for you; we’ll discuss this in class. METHOD OF INSTRUCTION:The course includes a variety of components. Although the lectures and the text will providea basic structure, course material will be addressed in multiple ways, including: regular small-groups work, films, and possiblyguest presentations. In combination, these are all designed to encourage critical thinking and discussion about the coursematerial, as well as to accommodate students' varying learning styles.