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EDP 350L Human Sexuality10815Spring 2020Day/Time of Class:Mondays & WednesdaysSection 10815: 2-3:15pmRoom Location:Sanchez (SZB) 104Instructor:Emily Cheshire Brown (Dr. CB)Pronouns:She/her/hersEmail:[email protected]Office:SZB 506BOffice hours:MW: 9:30-10:30am, 12:30-1:30pm;TTh: 1-3:30pm;and by appointmentTeaching Assistant:Lindsey MaeshimaOffice:SZB---Pronouns:She/her/hersOffice hours:TBA and by appointmentEmail:[email protected]Course OverviewCourse Description:This course is an introduction to the psychology of human sexuality. It is broad in scope and will cover avariety of topics within the field of human sexuality, with attention to the physiological, emotional, andrelationship dimensions of sexuality. Note that many of the topics are often considered "taboo" forpublic discussion, and you will also be exposed to sexually explicit language, films, and other material.All topics will be approached in a mature manner, but if you are easily offended by subject matter of thisnature, this may not be the course for you. Previewing the textbook will give you a more complete ideaof the nature of this course.Decisions related to human sexuality will affect you throughout your entire life. The primary goal of thiscourse is to present accurate information and promote scholarly examination of these course topics sothat you may develop a greater awareness and acceptance of your own sexuality and the sexuality ofothers.What will I learn?Major Course Learning Objectives:Upon successful completion of this course you will be expected to:1.Describe the evolution of major psychological theories in the field of human sexuality.2.Describe and understand the different cultural perspectives and value systems on sexuality.3.Demonstrate an understanding of research methods and ethics in sex research and sex therapy.4.Demonstrate an understanding of the physiological and psychosocial processes of genderdifferentiation, gender identity and sexual orientation.5.Demonstrate knowledge of basic sexual anatomy and sexual functioning.6.Demonstrate insight into the sources, processes, and behavioral expressions of human sexualdevelopment across the lifespan.Page 1
7.Demonstrate knowledge regarding the range of sexual behaviors, outcomes and potentialconsequences.8.Demonstrate information literacy skills, specifically by accessing, evaluating, and synthesizingscholarly sources.Course Content:Topical areas of study include:1. Perspectives on Human Sexuality2. Research methods3. Anatomy, physiology & response4. Gender5. Sexuality across the lifespan6. Love & Communication7. Sexual expression8. Variations in sexual behavior9. Contraception & abortion10. Conception, pregnancy & birth11. Sexually transmitted infections12. Sexual difficulties & treatment13. Sexual coercion14. The sex industry & sex lawsHow will I learn?

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Term
Fall
Professor
Nancy Daley
Tags
Human Sexuality, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior

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