An examination of the personal, interpersonal and social dimensions of human sexuality. Covers topics such as anatomy and physiology of human sexuality, contemporary American sexual behavior, sexual myths, sex-role socialization, sexual dysfunctions and sexual-social issues.
- Compare and contrast strengths and weaknesses of sexuality research methodologies
- Describe normative and atypical sexual development and behavior across the life cycle.
- Articulate their own and others’ views on a range of controversial sociosexual issues, using empirically-based arguments.
- Describe and recognize symptoms of common sexually transmitted infections and sexual dysfunctions. Outline risk reduction and treatment modalities.
- Describe relevant influences on their own sexual scripts, decision making, and behavior (e.g., personality traits, family history, peer relationships, couple relationships, religion, culture, media), and state their own values.
- Know how to access resources for comprehensive, objective information and professional help when faced with problems involving sexuality.
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