SRJC Course Outlines

7/19/2024 4:42:49 PMPSYCH 3 Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  PSYCH 3Title:  HUMAN SEXUALITY  
Full Title:  Human Sexuality
Last Reviewed:12/9/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled03 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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This course explores human sexuality.  Major areas of examination will include the history and science of sexology; male and female anatomy and physiology; sexual arousal and response; relationships, intimacy and communication; conception and contraception; sexually transmitted infections; and coercive sexuality and exploitation.  


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Intro to clinical & scientific studies of human sexuality.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Social and Behavioral Sciences
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 1991
 ELifelong Learning and Self Development  
 ELifelong Learning and Self DevelopmentFall 1981Fall 1991
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1981
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: PSY 130 Introduction to Human Sexuality SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PSYC3

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Discuss the following perspectives when explaining human sexuality:
   sociological, evolutionary, mass media, gender-role legacy, and
2.  Describe and apply with examples the various research methods used to
   study sexual behavior; include case studies, naturalistic and
   laboratory observations, correlational studies, surveys and tests,
   and the experimental method.
3.  Identify and explain the functions of the female and male internal
   and external sexual organs and structures and genital health concerns.
4.  Demonstrate how chromosomal and hormonal processes and social-learning
   factors influence gender role and gender identity.
5.  Compare and contrast the males' and females' sexual arousal and
   responses; include the roles of the brain, the senses, aphrodisiacs
   and the aging process.
6.  Explain how Kaplan's model differs from Masters and Johnson's model of
   describing sexual arousal.
7.  Describe Sternberg's Theory of Love and Lee's Styles of Loving and
   list the ingredients of a lasting love relationship.
8.  Distinguish among the different sexual behaviors:  erotic dreams and
   fantasies, self-pleasuring techniques, kissing and touching, and
   sexual positions.
9.  Define sexual orientation and describe the social ramifications
   associated with each type, including prejudice, privilege, law,
   psychological and medical risk factors, and statistical data on
   relational issues.
10.  Compare and contrast advantages and disadvantages of the male and
   female contraceptive devices, with emphasis on oral contraceptives,
   barrier apparatus, intrauterine devices, and sterilization.
11. Compare and contrast the various medical, mechanical and surgical
   procedures for the treatment of sexual dysfunctions.
12. Describe different types of sexual transmitted infections.
13. Discuss the evolutionary, social learning, and cultural factors that
   contribute to aggressive behaviors; distinguish the difference
   between physical, sexual and emotional abuse; and describe sexual
   harassment, its effects, and ways of coping.  

Topics and Scope
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1.  Perspectives on Human Sexuality
2.  Studying Human Sexuality
3.  Female Sexual Anatomy, Physiology, and Response
4.  Male Sexual Anatomy, Physiology, and Response
5.  Gender and Gender Roles
6.  Sexuality over the Life Span
7.  Love, Intimacy, and Sexuality
8.  Communicating about Sex
9.  Sexual Expression
10. Variations in Sexual Behavior
11. Contraception and Birth Control
12. Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth
13. The Sexual Body in Health and Illness
14. Sexual Difficulties, Dissatisfaction, Enhancement and Therapy
15. Sexually Transmitted Infections
16. HIV and AIDS
17. Sexual Coercion:  Harassment, Aggression, and Abuse
18. Sexually Explicit Materials, Prostitution, and Sex Laws  

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1.  Carefully read approximately 25-35 pages per week and recapitulate
   assigned material in the textbook and supplements.
2.  Take at least two midterm exams and one final on lectures, reading
   concepts and terminology.
3.  Write a term or course research paper approximately 3-5 pages in
   length for the purpose of learning research skills, enhancing course
   knowledge, and improving writing skills.
4.  At the discretion of the instructor, students may write one or more
   2-3 page papers in response to reading and lecture materials.  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 40%
Course Research Papers, Response Papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
60 - 80%
Multiple choice, True/false, Essay Exams, Fill-in, Short Answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Strong, Bryan; Devault, Christine; Sayad, Barbara; Yarber, William
Rathus, Spencer, A.; Nevid, Jeffrey S; Fichner-Rathus, Lois
King, Bruce M.
   HUMAN SEXUALITY TODAY, Prentice-Hall, 2005.
Crooks, Robert; Baur, Karla
   OUR SEXUALITY, Wadsworth, 2002.  

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