Draft 140 Exam 2 Rev Sheet 12/25/2009 7:06 a12/p12
HUMAN SEXUALITY: EXAM 2 STUDY SHEET F09 Draft 1
EXAM FORMAT : same as exam 1
MATERIAL TO BE COVERED
read books/articles mainly
for key themes except as instructed in class &
below; there’s a lot of material in the book; most will not be on the exam. Use this guide to help you sift
through the readings. Class material, as always, is very important.
Review pp.18-19,24-] , 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 (525-528).
3, 5, 8, 9, 10,11, 24
. Focus on article’s key points & general themes and how the article relates
Focus on class lectures, discussions, films/videos, speakers.
GUIDE TO KEY TOPICS AND CONCEPTS
: Major Theme: Human Social and Cultural
Control over Sexuality:
Mate Selection and Reproduction. Variations in Cultural Models &
Ethnotheories of Sex, Marriage, Family, Human Development.
Understanding: Reproduction and Social Reproduction
primarily or solely from lectures
Focus primarily on class notes and on basic themes.
Use text only to clarify. Use
class notes as primary source.
General definition & alternative approaches: naked ape vs. unique primate; parental investment theory and alternative
reproductive strategies; applications to male vs. female strategies and mate choice.
Primates: 3 key categories of primates.
Focus on: Primate-wide characteristics.
Comparisons with human primates: Parallels; Contrasts (anatomy, sexual behavior,
mate selection processes, criteria for mates.
Terms: Estrus, sexual dimorphism, multi-mate vs. long term pair-bonding.
Primary social unit: matrifocal unit.
*Human Mate Selection:
Your criteria vs. family-societal criteria.
Individual, personal criteria
vs. social criteria (e.g. social group membership, socioeconomic status).
Cultural notions of
Cultural Variability in rules of mate selection.
Ethnographic examples. Types of
*Social control over sexuality, mating [who & how], and reproduction.