Psychology of Human Sexuality [CRN 77140]

Discipline: Psychology
Instructor: Zimmerman
Credits: 3
Day: B
Start: 1340
End: 1500
Field Work: Day 1 - Monday, 10 October | Morocco
Prerequisites: None Download Syllabus

The goal of this course is for students to gain knowledge about human sexuality including physiological, psychological and cultural perspectives.  Students will learn about major sexuality topics including sexual hormones and anatomy, sexuality research, culture and sexuality, conception, childbirth, contraception, abortion, sexual response, love and divorce, sexual assault, sexual variation in behavior, the life cycle and sexuality, sexual orientation, commercial sex, sexual dysfunction, sexually transmitted diseases and sexual health.  Additionally, this course will explore many of these topics specific to the voyage itinerary. For instance, students will compare and contrast issues such as contraceptive use, abortion, sexual orientation, sexual assault and trafficking across the various places the students will travel.

Field Work

Country: Morocco
Day: 1 - Monday, 10 October

We will visit a youth center and learn about relationships and gender norms using observation as our primary source of information gathering. We will learn about the Center and how it serves local youth. We will engage in a service project of the Centers choice. This service project will give us an opportunity to work side by side with local youth from the center while having a meaningful exchange. Learning objectives:

  1. Through observation and interaction with the youth, staffs, and others at the Center, learn about relationships and gender norms.
  2. Understand the challenges for youth in the area and how the Center addresses these challenges.
  3. Through working together side by side on a volunteer project, understand the similarities and differences in culture as they arise.