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WST 113
Human Sexuality


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences] [Diversity]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Study of sexual facts, attitudes, morals, and behavior. Includes conception, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, abortion, physiological and psychological aspects of sexual response, varieties of sexual behavior, exploration of sexual abuse and victimization, legal issues in sexuality, sexual ethics, and society's influence on sexuality and sex roles. Course for adults--lectures and films may contain explicit language, sciences, nudity, and material. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 097. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Student may not earn credit for both WST 113 and PSYC 113. Course taken prior to fall 2010 also accepted for diversity requirement.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Discuss and understand sexual facts, sexual anatomy and diverse cultural attitudes about sexuality.
  • Explain the physiological and psychological aspects of sexual arousal and response, sexual activity and sexual feelings, as well as sexual dysfunction.
  • Describe the difference between gender and sex, and show knowledge about transgender, intersex and gender related issues.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about sexual orientation and homophobia, and societal perceptions of sexuality and masturbation, and how these and other sexual issues impact individuals across the life span.
  • Demonstrate understanding about sexual coercion and pornography on both an individual and societal level.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about current issues in sexuality both locally and worldwide.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking about a variety of theories and perspectives in sexuality, and an understanding of diverse viewpoints and ideas about sexuality from a broad perspective.

  • Course Topics
  • History of sexuality
  • Theories and research methods
  • Communication
  • Gender
  • Sexual anatomy and physiology
  • Love and intimacy
  • Lifespan perspective on sexuality
  • Sexual arousal and response
  • Sexual orientation
  • Contraception
  • Conception, pregnancy and birth
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Variety of sexual expression
  • Sexual coercion
  • Sexual images and selling sex

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    WST 113
    Winter 2015
    1674
    Staci Simmelink-Johnson
    WST 113
    Fall 2014
    1478
    Staci Simmelink-Johnson
    WST 113
    Spring 2014
    1516
    Staci Simmelink-Johnson
    WST 113
    Winter 2014
    1674
    Staci Simmelink-Johnson
    WST 113
    Fall 2013
    1478
    Staci Simmelink-Johnson


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.