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PSYCH 170 Fall 2011 - PSYCH 170 Psychology of Human...

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PSYCH 170: Psychology of Human Sexuality Hunter College, CUNY, Fall 2011 Section 001: Mondays and Thursdays, 8:10–9:25am HN 1036 Instructor: Jennifer Tang E-Mail: [email protected] Phone: (212) 817-8766 Office Hours: By Appointment Teaching Assistant: Wen Liu E-Mail: [email protected] Course Description: This course will explore how humans think, feel, and behave as sexual animals. Emphasis will be placed on how we as sexual beings shape and are shaped by society, within New York City and internationally. Course Objective: By the end of the course, students will be familiar with: 1. The biology and physiology of human sex 2. Human sexuality through the human lifespan 3. Sexual health education, programming, and policies 4. Various facets of sexual violence 5. Current issues, events, and debates around human sexuality in society. Required Readings: Textbook : Yarber, Sayad, & Strong (2009). Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America.(7 th ed.) Available at Hunter College bookstore and through online subscriptions for a reduced price at www.coursesmart.com For a great NYT article on used textbooks, take a look at: http://bucks.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/14/finding-cheaper-textbooks-2nd-edition/ Additional articles will be posted on the Blackboard site for this course. Expectations o Attend . It is through the class that the more captivating topics come to life. If you have to miss a class, notify me and arrange to get the notes from a peer. o Read . There is a lot of information to get through so not all of the important elements will be covered in class, or to the level of detail that the text covers. o Engage . Throughout the course I will be highlighting (and assigning) articles that relate to the subjects in this course for us to think and talk about. I will also be inviting guest lecturers into offer additional perspectives. Please feel free to bring up anything you think would be of interest to the class to me! 1
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o Respect . This includes myself, your peers, and yourself. This includes not talking while others are talking, and not interacting with already silent mobile communication devices . If you step in late, do so quietly. During discussions, respect the plurality of perspectives and be mindful of how you communicate your opinions. o Ask . If there is something you would like clarification on, or you have an issue that is interfering with your ability to contribute to the best of your ability, please get in touch with me.
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