Psychology | Psychological and Biological Bases of Human Sexuality
P204 | 3763 | C. Graham


This course will provide an introduction to the study of human sexual
behavior.  A particular aim will be to familiarize students with the
methods used in research on sexuality and to critically evaluate these
methods.  Emphasis will be placed on the broad variety of factors and
the complexity of their interactions which need to be considered in
any attempt to understand human sexuality.  Topics to be covered
include:  sexual development and differentiation, patterns of human
sexual behavior, sexual orientation, and sexual aspects of fertility
and contraception.
Format:  Lecture format.  Lectures will include some of the material
covered in the text but will also present additional material, videos,
and clinical case examples.
Evaluation:  Grades will be based on one written paper and exams,
comprising both multiple-choice and short-answer questions.
Text:  Understanding Human Sexuality.  Hyde, J.S. and DeLamater, J.
Seventh Edition.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000.
Availability of instructor:  Office hours will be posted or by
appointment.