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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 1 Perspectives on Sexuality Course Team Dr. Robert Hannon Gabriel Gartner Brooke Keeney Hongci Zhou Xiaoqiao (Alison) Xie Biology 30: Human Reproduction and Sexual Behavior Discussion sections start this week. You must attend section!!! Course Requirements Textbook - Our Sexuality 11 th Edition by Crooks and Baur @ UCR Bookstore, University Book Exchange @ Publisher link with multiple choices and 10% off coupon see ilearn website 5 copies on reserve in Science Library Tentative Schedule, exams, condom day and more on syllabus provided today and at ilearn site Details about requirements Please read syllabus carefully and review chart. Fill out questionnaire and turn in @ section. Discussion requirement handout provided in section. Sex is connected to everything ! Children Pleasure Passion Distress Privacy Love Politics Values Many current news stories Controversy oh yes Much much more Course focuses on biology of sexuality and increasing sexual intelligence but will touch on many topics Biological Factors Biological function of sex is reproduction DNA & Genes are hereditary material passed from parents to their children and play role in sexuality Anatomy and physiology make reproduction possible Sex isnt always about sex! Increasing sexual intelligence Four components: Self-understanding Interpersonal sexual skills Scientific/Biological knowledge Consideration of the cultural context of sexuality Increasing sexual intelligence will allow for responsible decisions in sexual behavior Our Cultural Legacy Two Themes Sex for Procreation Definition of sex and intercourse used synonymously Male and Female Gender Roles What importance do the historical themes of sex for procreation and male/female gender roles have today? Inclusivity Sex is a hot-button issue; always has been You represent a diversity ethnic and religious backgrounds, and liberal and conservative attitudes! Range of sexual experiences and sexual orientations no universals! Text integrates psychological, social conditioning and biology yet our focus is the biology Diversity among US We represent many ethnic and religious groups Ethnic groups typically share common historical ancestry, religion and language Results in a range of sexual values and behaviors Variation between and within ethnic groups Acculturation = replacing traditional beliefs and behaviors with those of dominant culture Recent immigrants tend to be close to traditional values...
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