PSY 232 : Human Sexuality

Explores sexual issues from scientific and humanistic perspectives. Surveys sexuality through the life cycle, sexual problems, sexual satisfaction, contraception, conception, sexuality and disability, sex and chronic illness, sexually transmitted infections, sexual victimization, atypical sexual behavior, and the commercialization of sex. This is the second course in a two course sequence.


Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

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Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Enhance relationships with sexual partners and the community through knowledge of biological, psychological and cultural milestones in human sexual development.
  • Effectively manage sexual problems and develop broader understanding of those with chronic illnesses and disabilities that impact sexual functioning.
  • Make informed decisions about contraception, abortion, pregnancy and the birthing process through knowledge of human reproduction, psychosocial and cultural factors.
  • Implement safer sex practices through awareness, treatment and effective communication with partners and diverse community members regarding sexually transmitted infections.
  • Enhance satisfaction with sexual relationships through informed decisions utilizing knowledge of problematic (coercive, paraphilic) and functional (consensual, atypical) sexual behaviors.

Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/ASOT-B, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/AS.

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