At the conclusion of this course, the student should 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
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.
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
XVIII. Sexually Explicit Materials, Prostitution, and Sex Laws
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