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PSYC 2500 - Human Sexuality

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: PSYC 1010  

Sexuality of the total person concerned with the biological, psychological, and social factors that affect personality and interpersonal relationships.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain and describe the diversity of human sexuality.

Objectives:

  1. Explain how sexuality is a uniquely human trait.
  2. Explain and describe the evolution of human sexuality.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain and apply theories about sexuality and basic scientific research methods.

Objectives:

  1. Identify, explain, and apply the various theoretical perspectives of human sexuality (e.g., psychological, biological, sociological, sociobiological, etc.).
  2. Identify, explain, and describe the research of pertinent investigators in the field of human sexuality.
  3. Describe the main concepts of the scientific method and basic research designs.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain and apply the concept involved with gender.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the process of gender development.
  2. Identify, explain, and describe gender roles.
  3. Identify, explain, and describe gender identity.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to compare and contrast the differences between the male and female reproductive systems.

Objectives:

  1. Identify and explain the sexual anatomy and physiology of males.
  2. Identify and explain the sexual anatomy and physiology of females.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain and apply the components of communication in sexual behavior.

Obectives:

  1. Identify and explain various aspects of successful communication.
  2. Identify and explain techniques of giving and receiving constructive criticism.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain and describe the role of love and intimacy in the development of sexual relationships.

Objectives:

  1. Identify and describe the different forms of love.
  2. Identify and describe the process involved in the development of intimacy.

Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain and describe the development of sexuality in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

Objectives:

  1. Identify, explain, and describe the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of sexuality during childhood.
  2. Identify, explain, and describe the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of sexuality during adolescence.
  3. Identify, explain, and describe the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of sexuality during adulthood.

Outcome 8: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify and describe the components of sexual behaviors.

Obectives:

  1. Identify, explain, and describe the process of sexual arousal and response.
  2. Identify and describe various forms of sexual expression.

Outcome 9: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the concept of sexual orientation.

Objectives:

  1. Explain and describe the theoretical perspectives of what determines sexual orientation.
  2. Explain and describe the obstacles that individuals who identify as LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi‐sexual and Transgendered) are faced with (e.g., societal attitudes, coming out, homophobia etc.).

Outcome 10: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify and explain the process of pregnancy and birth.

Objectives:

  1. Explain and describe the aspects involved with fertility and infertility.
  2. Identify, explain, and describe the process of pregnancy.
  3. Identify and explain various problems during pregnancy.

Outcome 11: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify, describe, and explain the different forms of contraception and processes of abortion.

Objectives:

  1. Identify, describe, and explain the use and effectiveness of various forms of contraceptives (barrier, hormonal, chemical, IUDs, fertility awareness, and surgical).
  2. Identify, describe and explain the different types of abortion methods.

Outcome 12: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify and explain the various challenges to sexual functioning and treatments.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the nature of various sexual difficulties (desire, sexual arousal, orgasm, and pain disorders).
  2. Explain the origin of sexual difficulties.
  3. Describe and explain various treatment methods.

Outcome 13: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify, describe, and explain various STIs and HIV/AIDS.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the nature of various sexual difficulties (bacterial, viral, and ectoparasitic infections; and HIV/AIDS).
  2. Explain the origin of various STIs.
  3. Describe ways of preventing STIs and AIDS.

Outcome 14: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify and describe various noncoercive and coercive paraphilias.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the nature of various noncoercive and coercive paraphilias.
  2. Explain the origin of various noncoercive and coercive paraphilias.
  3. Describe ways of treating pariahilias.

Outcome 15: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify, describe, and explain the factors associated with sexual victimization.

Objectives:

  1. Identify, describe, and explain the factors associated with rape and other forms of sexual assault.
  2. Identify, describe, and explain the factors associated with sexual harassment.

Outcome 16: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe and explain the factors involved with sexual images and the selling of sex.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the impact of sexuality in the media.
  2. Describe and explain the impact of pornography.
  3. Describe and explain the impact of prostitution.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Perspectives on sexuality
  2. Theory and research
  3. Male and female sexual anatomy and physiology
  4. Communication
  5. Love and intimacy
  6. Sexuality across the lifespan
  7. Sexual arousal and response
  8. Gender & sexual orientation
  9. Contraception and abortion
  10. Sexual difficulties
  11. STIs
  12. Atypical sexual behaviors
  13. Sexual victimization
  14. Sexual images and selling sex

Primary Faculty
Groth, Karen
Secondary Faculty
Bajdo, Linda
Associate Dean
Williams-Chehmani, Angie
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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