Psychology of Human Sexuality


Examination of the psychological, biological and social factors that contribute to human sexuality. Based upon the belief that human beings wish to explore and to experience their sexuality in a holistic and responsible manner, the course covers such topics as human sexual development across the lifespan; the physiology and anatomy of reproduction; cross-cultural and historical perspectives about human sexuality; contemporary perspectives about human sexuality; sexual dysfunctions and therapeutic approaches to treatment of those dysfunctions; gender identity; gender roles and gender stratification as they relate to human sexuality; values clarification (including legal and ethical issues) related to human sexuality; and sexuality within the context of human intimate relationships. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): PSY111 or SOC111. As needed.