This collection contains the Affordable Learning Solution for the Southern University System (AL$4SUS) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Introduction to Human Sexuality (common course-id PSY 130), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in the Southern University Online Library for Education (SUOLforEd).
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General Course Description: PSY 130
This course is an introductory overview of the field of human sexuality. Human sexuality will be examined from psychological, biological, sociocultural, and historical perspectives. Students will be encouraged to become aware of their own sexual attitudes, values, and behaviors and to evaluate the consistency of their behaviors within their own moral frameworks. Current sex norms and various aspects of interpersonal and individual sexual adjustment will be explored.
Minimum Units: 3.0
- Sex, Sexuality, and Gender
- Perspectives on Sexuality: Cultural and Social Values
- Sex Research
- Gender Issues
- Female Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
- Male Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
- Sexual Arousal and Response
- Sexual Orientation
- Sexuality Throughout Life-span
- Love, Attraction, Relationships, and Sexual Communication
- Contraception, Conception, and Childbirth
- Sexual Behaviors
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Nature and Origins of Sexual Difficulties and Sex Therapy
- Asexual Typical Variations
- Sexual Coercion and Commercial Sex
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Explain sexual diversity and values of various cultures
- Evaluate how media influences and reflects sexuality
- Locate systematic studies of human sexuality.
- Critique changing gender roles in today's society and the impact of these changes in intimate relationships.
- Identify relevant features of human anatomy and physiology in the reproductive processes and the role of the brain and neurotransmitters in sexual arousal
- Identify factors contributing to relationship satisfaction over time.
- Identify ways couples can share responsibility for birth control.
- Determine physiological and psychosocial factors contributing to sexual dysfunctions and identify treatment alternatives available for men and women who experience sexual difficulties.
- Identify strategies to reduce the likelihood of contracting a sexually transmitted infections
- Analyze psychosocial bases of rape, childhood sexual abuse, and prostitution.