Health Education 453
HLTH 453: Human Sexuality
Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA
Credit Hours: (3)
A study of information, education and communication about human sexuality as it relates to people in our society. This course may be used to meet requirements for the minor in Women’s Studies.
Detailed Description of Content of Course
This course will discuss the diversity of sexuality in American society and in societies around the world. The course will include discussion on issues such as love, communication, sexual expression, sexual orientation, STDs, contraception, and reproduction.
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
Students will gain knowledge through lecture, group discussions, and projects.
Goals and Objectives of the Course
At the end of the course, students shall be able to:
- Describe different perspectives on human sexuality
- Differentiate between ideology of prominent sex researchers, and illustrate a basic understanding of the types of research studies.
- Identify structures in male and female anatomy, and describe the physiological function of the reproductive systems of males and females.
- Discuss the role of genetics, societal influence and parental influence on gender and gender roles.
- Compare and contrast intersexuality, transexuality, and transgenderism.
- Describe sexual expression across the lifespan.
- Utilize communication in relationships.
- Compare the effectiveness of contraceptive methods.
- Outline the process of conception, pregnancy, and childbirth.
- Describe common sexual difficulties and treatments.
- Differentiate between causes, symptoms, and treatments of sexually transmitted infections.
- Identify and describe incidences of sexual violence and aggression.
Student learning shall be assessed using one or more of the following methods:
Other Course Information
Review and Approval
September 2001 Reviewed Gib Darden
Revised: April 13, 2012