2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
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2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 270 - Human Sexuality

3 CR
This course is an introduction to the biological, psychological and social aspects of human sexuality. Topics to be covered include sexual beliefs and values, sexual development, male and female anatomy and physiology, the sexual response cycle, sexual health and wellness, pregnancy, contraception, sexual orientation issues, intimate relationships, sexual dysfunction, and sexual abuse. This course will allow the student an opportunity to build and/or examine their own set of sexual values. Since values are based upon knowledge, students will be required to demonstrate an understanding of information regarding the physiological, psychological and social aspects of human sexual behavior.

Requisites: Take PSYC 201  with at least a grade of C.
General Education Requirement: Personal and Cultural Engagement - Applied Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Social Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the various psychological and sociological theories as they apply to issues of human sexuality.
  2. Differentiate between the various theories and evaluate their usefulness.
  3. Become familiar with the complexities associated with human sexuality (environmental and biological).
  4. Examine the effect of psychological events on issues of sexuality.
  5. Review the role of the psychologist (along with other health professionals) in the promotion of sexual wellness and the prevention of sexual dysfunction.
  6. Evaluate the social impact of issues of sexuality.