Human Sexuality

Human Sexuality

  1. Module Title: Human Sexuality
  2. Module Prefix/Number: PSYC 343
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description: This course includes not only the biological component of male and female sexuality but also attitudes, values, and feelings about one’s own gender and sex role. Consequently, in dealing with sex as a natural biological function, the expression of which is a dimension of psychosocial behavior, the sexual development and/or differentiation of men and women from conception to maturity will be stressed.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will have:
    • Identify the researchers and research methodologies used to study human sexuality
    • Explain how gender identity is affected by biological and socialization factors
    • Understand the anatomical structures and functions of female and male reproductive systems
    • Describe the various types of contraceptives and identify their effectiveness and risks
    • Describe the types, causes and treatments of sexually transmitted diseases.
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59

    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.