Human SexualityBack to Course Guide
Human Sexuality is a thorough examination of one of the most important aspects of life. Also, the course addresses many of the issues and dilemmas created by avoidant and/or inadequate learning about healthy sexuality. These competencies represent knowledge and skills that may be applied by professionals in the education and/or helping fields as well as by individuals wishing to advance their own learning in the area.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:
- Defining human sexuality according to research as well as common societal viewpoints.
- Describing societal and cultural views of human sexuality as well as the impact of politics on sexuality.
- Analyzing healthy developmental stages for human sexuality.
- Explaining sexual anatomy and physiology.
- Exploring connections between mind, body, and spirit as they relate to human sexuality.
- Discussing contemporary models for treatment of sexual deviance and violence.
- Reviewing the literature for current research relevant to sexual issues, including approaches to management of sexual problems.
- Examining the role and effects of sex education programs in our schools.
- Exploring issues surrounding pornography, including internet pornography.
- Summarizing trends in sexual viewpoints and practices throughout the lifespan.
- Investigating resources for learning about how to achieve healthy sexuality.
- Researching major societal issues that are integrally related to sexuality.
- Examining a transpersonal and developmental framework for sexual ethics.
- Examining the role that media has with portrayal of sexuality and relationships across the lifespan.
- Critically analyzing advertising that uses sexual imagery to sell non-sexually relevant products for its potential effect on sexual attitudes and behaviors.
- Examining sexual harassment in education and workplace environments.