Course Abstract Details

HLTH-215, Human Sexuality

Credits: 3

Course Description

HLTH-215, Human Sexuality, is an individually oriented discussion course, designed to explore the nature of sexuality, love and relationships from a physiological, psychological, sociological, economic, legal, and health and wellness perspective. Basic information from these orientations will be explored in historical and contemporary cultural perspectives. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. HLTH-215 and PSYC-215 have the same course content; credit will not be awarded for both. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Fall and Spring terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Upon completion of the course the student will be able to: 

1. Identify terminology and apply concepts as they relate to cross cultural perspectives, the history of sex in the western world and research methods. (PG1,GE2,7, Exam 1) 

2. Identify terminology and apply concepts as they relate to the biology of sexual health, sexual behaviors, communication and orientation. (PH1. GE2,7, Exam 2)

3. Identify terminology and apply concepts as they relate to the life cycle of sexuality from conception, childhood, adolescence, to adult hood. (Pg1, GE2, 7, Exam 3) 

4. Identify terminology and apply concepts as they relate to sexual dysfunctions, sex therapy, sexual diseases and social issues. (PG1, GE2,7, Exam 4) 

5. Participate in and critique a wellness activity that connects you to a larger college wide or community environment. (PG2, GE1,6,7,Campus Event Report) 

6. Collect and interpret personal wellness data to formulate effective goals and strategies. (Pg1,5,GE1,2,3,7, Intro paper, Health Assessments) 

7. Conduct research on a sexual diversity issue. (PG1, 3, GE1,2,4, Research Article) 

8. Develop and utilize effective interpersonal skills to assert one?s sexual and relationship goals. (PG4, GE1,2,4, Journals, class discussions) 

9. Identify risk factors that contribute to sexual, emotional, and relationship dysfunction, discuss their impact and make specific recommendations for improving personal wellness. (PG5, GE1,2, Final Exam/Paper)    

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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