Spring 2022 - HSCI 120 E100

Introduction to Human Sexuality and Sexual Behavior (3)

Class Number: 5754

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
    SSCB 9200, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Kate Salters
    kas16@sfu.ca
    Office Hours: Mondays 2 - 3 pm (by appointment)

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Introductory information about human sexuality across a broad spectrum of topic areas. Sexual function is a fundamental part of a full and healthy life, but misinformation, concerns, problems, and dysfunctions are prevalent. An evidence-based introduction to human sexual function and dysfunction, and normal psychosexual development across a range of sexual behaviors. A perspective on the effects of socialization on sexual attitudes and behavior. Breadth-Social Sciences.

COURSE DETAILS:

Calendar description:
Introductory information about human sexuality across a broad spectrum of topic areas. Sexual function is a fundamental part of a full and healthy life, but misinformation, concerns, problems, and dysfunctions are prevalent. An evidence-based introduction to human sexual function and dysfunction, and normal psychosexual development across a range of sexual behaviors. A perspective on the effects of socialization on sexual attitudes and behavior. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Course details:
This intent of the course is to provide students with an introduction to the study of human sexuality and sexual behaviour. Through the lens of various disciplines including biology, public health, psychology and sociology, students will engage with evidence-based course content. The history of the study of sexology, sexual health research methodologies, anatomy & physiology, gender, sexual orientation, fertility, contraception, conception and the life-course, sexual dysfunction, sexual variations, sexual behaviours and relationships, and critical discussions of sex in culture and media will be discussed.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

At the end of this course, students are expected to be able to:

  • Correctly identify and describe human sexual anatomy, physiology, and reproduction;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the transmission, treatment, and screening for sexually transmitted infections and methods of modern contraception;
  • Understand concepts of gender identity, sexual dysfunction, sexual behaviour and expression, and describe issues related to maintaining sexual well-being; and
  • Critically evaluate sexual health related information in research and the media and develop independent and informed perspectives on such issues based on evidence and established knowledge.

Grading

  • Participation 20%
  • Midterm 20%
  • Assignment 20%
  • Final Exam 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Human Sexuality: A Contemporary Introduction (3rd edition, 2020) by Caroline F. Pukall. Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780190161156

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.