This course will provide an overview of the broad field of human sexuality. Topics will be covered from various perspectives - biological, sociological, anthropological, etc., but will focus primarily on the psychological perspective. The goal is for each student to learn factual, scientifically-based information that will provoke thought and contribute to his/her own decision-making on sexual issues outside of the classroom.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • ´╗┐Identify various research methods and their characteristics used in the scientific study of psychology
  • Describe the historical influences and early schools of thought that shaped the field of psychology
  • Describe some of the prominent perspectives and approaches used in the study of psychology
  • Use terminology unique to the study of psychology
  • Describe accepted approaches and standards in psychological assessment and evaluation
  • Identify factors in physiological and psychological processes involved in human behavior

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 48.0