May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

PBH 573 Human Sexuality


This course provides students with an interdisciplinary review of human sexuality. Human sexuality is a core issue in everyone’s lives— behaviorally, emotionally, physically, intellectually, spiritually, socially, and professionally—as health educators and as students; as parents and as children; as individuals and as partners. Human sexuality is fundamentally tied to the social process, constantly influenced by societal values and mores, by changing religious and secular ideas, and by individual behavior and opinion. At the core of sexuality are seemingly unalterable facts: anatomy, genes, hormones, and other biological processes that influence the way humans reproduce. These facts also can be influenced by the way society sees them, and it is this inherent conflict that this course explores. Course activities challenge students to evaluate their own personal, academic and professional factors that impact their ability to provide and develop effective health education and promotion services.