Ryerson Course Outline Sex Winter 17 - RYERSON UNIVERSITY CONTINUING EDUCATION CPSY621 6J0 Psychology of Human Sexuality Winter 2017 KHE221 INSTRUCTOR

Ryerson Course Outline Sex Winter 17 - RYERSON UNIVERSITY...

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RYERSON UNIVERSITY: CONTINUING EDUCATION CPSY621 6J0– Psychology of Human Sexuality Winter 2017 KHE221 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Oren Amitay, Ph.D., C. Psych. (Registered Psychologist) TELEPHONE: (416) 666-7763 EMAIL: [email protected] [email protected] IF YOU DO NOT HEAR BACK FROM ME w/in 24 HOURS, PLEASE CONTACT ME AGAIN Also, please note that I try to be very responsive to students but it is my official policy not to go over material students missed because they were absent from class. Otherwise, I would be spending every waking hour accommodating all of my students who miss class. OFFICE HOURS: By Appointment BLACKBOARD: *You are responsible for checking frequently for assignment guidelines, notes, and other key class news/updates/information; THIS IS AN OFFICIAL COURSE REQUIREMENT PREREQUISITE: CPSY 011/102/105 or equivalent LENGTH: One semester DESIGNATION: Upper-Level Liberal Studies THE CHANG SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Saturday: 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 of the instructor. If so, students will be advised and alterations discussed in class prior to implementation. It is your responsibility 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 those relating 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 human sexuality, relying on theoretical and empirical psychological research. Multiple perspectives will be presented, including psychosocial, cross-cultural and psychobiological. Sexuality across the life span will be examined, including issues pertaining to: biological sexual differentiation, intimacy and communication, gender role development, varieties of sexual relationships and behaviour, contraception, procreative technologies, and sexually transmitted diseases. Emphasis will be placed on the critical analysis and synthesis of research on sexuality in the context of current social and cultural influences. Students will be encouraged 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 provide a basic structure, course material will be addressed in multiple ways, including: regular small-groups work, films, and possibly guest presentations. In combination, these are all designed to encourage critical thinking and discussion about the course material, as well as to accommodate students' varying learning styles.

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