Maricopa Community Colleges  SOC130   19956-20026 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 06/27/95
SOC130 19956-20026 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
Human Sexuality
Examination of the physical, social, cultural, and institutional contributions to human sexuality. Examination of facts and myths, current literature, changing mores regarding human sexuality. Opportunity to understand the sexuality of males and females in contemporary society. Prerequisites: Permission of Department. Student must be 18 years or older.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
SOC130   19956-20026 Human Sexuality
1. Explain the cultural legacy resulting from sex for reproduction, and from gender-role. (I)
2. Describe and explain research methods that can be used to study human sexuality. (I)
3. Describe the female anatomy and physiology. (II)
4. Describe the male anatomy and physiology. (II)
5. Describe sexuality from childhood to adulthood. (III)
6. Explain and differentiate between love, intimacy, and sex. (IV)
7. Explain techniques that can be used to communicate positively with sexual partner. (IV)
8. Differentiate between atypical and paraphilic sexual behaviors. (V)
9. List and explain several types of atypical sexual behaviors. (V)
10. List and explain several types of contraceptives that can be utilized and describe their relative efficacy. (VI)
11. List and describe the stages from contraception to birth. (VI)
12. Explain how chronic illnesses and disabilities can impact sexual behaviors. (VII)
13. Identify the major sexually transmitted diseases that are common in today's society. (VII)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
SOC130   19956-20026 Human Sexuality
    I. Introduction
        A. Perspective on sexuality
        B. Research methodology
      II. Anatomy and physiology
          A. Male sexual anatomy/physiology
          B. Female sexual anatomy/physiology
        III. Human sexuality
            A. Gender roles/issues/identity
            B. Sexuality from childhood to adolescence
            C. Sexuality in adulthood
          IV. Relationship issues
              A. Love, intimacy, and sex
              B. Communicating about sex
              C. Expression of sex
            V. Social issues
                A. Atypical and paraphilic sexual behaviors
                B. Commercial sex
                C. Sexual coercion
              VI. Reproduction
                  A. Contraception and birth control
                  B. Conception, pregnancy, and birth
                VII. Health issues
                    A. The sexual body in health and illness
                    B. Sexual enhancement/therapy
                    C. Sexually transmitted diseases
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