PSY 205 - Human Sexuality

Course Description

Utilizing a biopsychosocial model, this course seeks to foster healthy attitudes toward sexuality by providing knowledge and having discussions about the formation of sexual beliefs and myths, the anatomy and physiology of human sexual systems, the physiological and social aspects of sex and gender roles, love and sexuality, sexual minorities, and the legal aspects of sexuality. (Note: material of a sensitive nature will be discussed in this course).

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able:

Describe and explain the nature of human sexuality as a scientific discipline.
Describe and analyze major theoretical perspectives of human sexuality from biological, behavioral, social, political, and historical perspectives.
Identify and explain different research methods used to examine human sexuality and variations in sexual behavior.
Discuss psychological concepts, theories, and research findings to issues addressing human sexuality, gender, and sexual orientation.
Understand historical and contemporary issues surrounding sexuality in our society.
Demonstrate an understanding of the role of emotions in sexual expression.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: PSY 140 or SOC 110