Ex 2 Review Sheet F09
Draft 2, 12/25/2009
HUMAN SEXUALITY: EXAM 2 STUDY SHEET F09
EXAM FORMAT : same as exam 1
MATERIAL TO BE COVERED
FOCUS ON CLASS NOTES/DISCUSSIONS/PRESENTATIONS,
then Course Reader articles.
Read text material for additional background material and key concepts
[see below for help] and to enhance your own understanding, as needed.
Use this guide to help you
review [and amplify]
your class notes [with help from your classmates!] and to sift through readings/
3, 5, 8, 9, 10 [a collection],11
Focus on article’s key points & general
themes and how the article relates to or illustrates broader themes & conceptual frameworks presented in
ask what broader themes do each of these articles reflect; many are quite short and are
The 2 most important are by the Guttmacher Institute, Facts on Abortion and
Contraception and should be read, noting key themes. .
The Kort article, on George Tiller, is only in the
Hard Copy version of the Course Reader and not yet on-line. I will distribute copies of this short 2 page
article for those who need it.
Review pp.18-19,24-26 , Ch.20, Ch9 [p.239-end], Ch10 [256-70], Ch11
(298-302), Ch12 (314-327), Ch13, Ch.5 (p.108-11),
6 (p.120-131), 7, Ch.19 (494-end), Ch.20 (525-
GUIDE TO KEY TOPICS AND CONCEPTS
: Major Themes: Human Social and Cultural Control
over Sexuality [mate selection; female reproduction & control of offspring].Variations in Cultural
Models & Ethnotheories of Sex, Marriage, Family, Human Development. Societal Goals:
Reproduction & Social Reproduction. Frameworks for Understanding Sexuality.
The Politics of
Sexuality [incl. reproduction]
primarily or solely from lectures
. Use class notes as primary source.
General definition & alternative approaches: naked ape vs. unique primate; parental investment theory
and R vs. K reproductive strategies; applications to male vs. female strategies & “who chooses”.
Primates: 3 key categories of primates.
Focus on: Primate-wide characteristics.
human primates: Parallels; Contrasts (anatomy, sexual behavior, mate selection processes, criteria for
Terms: Estrus, sexual dimorphism, multi-mate vs. long term pair-bonding.
Primary social unit:
Types of human genital alterations.
*Human Mate Selection: