SRJC Course Outlines

9/21/2019 10:14:01 AMPSYCH 3 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PSYCH 3Title:  HUMAN SEXUALITY  
Full Title:  Human Sexuality
Last Reviewed:10/28/2013

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: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course examines the biological, psychological, and social science of 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.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course examines the biological, psychological, and social science of 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.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:D
Social and Behavioral Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 1991
 D9Psychology  
 ELifelong Learning and Self Development  
 ELifelong Learning and Self DevelopmentFall 1981Fall 1991
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1981
 4IPsychology  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: PSY 130 Introduction to Human Sexuality SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PSYCH3

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Recognize and describe major concepts and theories in understanding human sexuality from historical, contemporary, and multicultural perspectives.
2.  Analyze and critique historical and current research related to sexuality, sexual identity, and gender.
3.  Identify factors that influence decision-making pertaining to sexuality and gender development and how they affect psychosexual well-being.
 

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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, gende role legacy, and cross-cultural.
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  

Assignments:
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1.  Carefully read approximately 25-35 pages per week and recapitulate assigned material in the textbook and, if applicable, supplements.
2.  Take 2-4 exams and one final exam on lectures, reading concepts and terminology.
3.  Write approximately 1000-1500 word essay(s) or term/research paper for the purpose of learning research skills, enhancing course knowledge, and improving critical thinking and writing skills.
4.  Oral presentations and/or group projects may be assigned.

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
10 - 25%
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%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
75 - 90%
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 - 10%
Oral presentations and/or group projects may be assigned


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Sexuality Now: Embracing Diversity, 4th edition. Carroll, Janell L.,Wadsworth: 2013
 
Evolution and Human Sexual Behavior,  Gray, Peter; Garcia, Justin R.,Harvard University Press: 2013
 
Human Sexuality, 3rd edition. Hock, Roger R., Pearson: 2012
 
Understanding Human Sexuality, 12th edition. Hyde, Janet S.,McGraw-Hill: 2013
 
Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America, 8th edition.  Yarber, Bill; Sayad, Barbara, McGraw Hill: 2013

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