SRJC Course Outlines

12/2/2020 1:34:27 AMPSYCH 3 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

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 Scheduled04 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 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

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 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
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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Students will be able to:
1.   Discuss the following perspectives when explaining human sexuality:
      sociological, evolutionary, mass media, gendeR 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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I.     Perspectives on Human Sexuality
II.    Studying Human Sexuality
III.    Female Sexual Anatomy, Physiology, and Response
IV.   Male Sexual Anatomy, Physiology, and Response
V.     Gender and Gender Roles
VI.    Sexuality over the Life Span
VII.   Love, Intimacy, and Sexuality
VIII.  Communicating about Sex
IX.    Sexual Expression
X.      Variations in Sexual Behavior
XI.     Contraception and Birth Control
XII.    Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth
XIII.   The Sexual Body in Health and Illness
XIV.   Sexual Difficulties, Dissatisfaction, Enhancement and Therapy
XV.    Sexually Transmitted Infections
XVI.   HIV and AIDS
XVII.  Sexual Coercion
    A. Harassment
    B. Aggression
    C. Abuse
XVIII. Sexually Explicit Materials, Prostitution, and Sex Laws

Assignments:
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1. Read approximately 35 pages per week
2. Writing assignment that may include research, experiential, response, or project
     for a minimum of 1,250 words
3. Quizzes, exams, and a final
4. Oral presentation and/or group project 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
30 - 60%
Research, experiential, response, or project paper
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
40 - 60%
Quizzes, Exams, and a Final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Oral presentation, group project


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Sexuality Now: Embracing Diversity. 6th ed. Carroll, Janell. Cengage Learning. 2018
 
Understanding Human Sexuality. 14th ed. Carroll, Janell. McGraw-Hill. 2020
 
Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America. 10th ed. Yarber, Bill and Sayad, Barbara. McGraw-Hill. 2019

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