A survey of the nature and cultural aspects of human sexuality with emphasis on problems and issues of contemporary concern. Lectures and readings will focus on sexuality in the individual and the acquisition of "values" surrounding sexuality in assuming social roles within the larger organizational structures of society. Focus will be on the relevance of these issues to life in our contemporary USA.
Lectures range over a spectrum of expertises such as anthropology, the media and cinematography, psychology, psychobiology, psychiatry, sociology, medical science, the legal aspects of sexual behavior, epidemiology, and the phenomenology of sexual "being". Continuity will be provided by the professor, who will precede each lecture with an overview and critique of the material covered to date, and stress the interrelatedness of lectures.
Masters & Johnson. Human Sexuality. (5th ed.) Boston: Little, Brown & Company.
There will be on midterm examination and one quiz. Section attendance is required. There will be a paper (approximately 9-12 pages) on any topic on human sexuality of your interest. Please give a brief abstract to one of the Teaching Assistants before proceeding with research and writing.
|Tuesday, January 9|| Prof. Lola Ross and Discussion
Leaders: Introduction to the Course.
Nancy Wahlig, "Gender Relating".
Readings: "Sex Research: An Overview", pp. 24-41
Chapter 11: "Gender Roles"
|Thursday, January 11||Dr. Reina Juarez, "Sex,
Intimacy, and Sexual Fantasy".
Readings: "Intimacy and Communication Skills", pp. 328-351
|Tuesday, January 16||Philip Young, M.D., "Your
Body, Your Self, Part I".
Readings: "Part I: Biological Perspectives" /TD>
|Thursday, January 18||Philip Young, M.D., "Your Body, Your Self, Part II".|
|Tuesday, January 23||Joseph Kennedy, M.D., "Your
Body, Your Self, Part III".
Readings: "Part IV: Sexual Health Perspectives"
|Thursday, January 25||Dr. Gary Birchler, "Sexual Dysfunction".|
|Tuesday, January 30||Dr. Linda Young, "Women and Sexual Decision-Making".|
|Thursday, February 01||Dr. Lupe Samaniego-Kraus, "Sex on Campus".|
|Tuesday, February 06||Detective John Ratcliffe and
Readings: "Prostitution" pp. 468-471
|Thursday, February 08||"The Transvestite".
Readings: "Sexual Variations" pp. 448-449, 451-452, 454
|Tuesday, February 13||Dr. Marguerite Jackson, Ms.
Readings: "HIV Infection and AIDS" pp. 538-576
|Thursday, February 15||MIDTERM|
|Tuesday, February 20||Panel, "Homosexuality".
Readings: "Homosexuality" sections throughout text
|Thursday, February 22||Zak Topor, "Safer Sex".
Readings: "Fads and Fashions" pp. 455, 458-459, 463, 466
|Tuesday, February 27||Zak Topor, "Sexual Encounters
of a Third Kind".
|Thursday, February 29||Nancy Wahlig, "Rape".
Readings: "Coercive Sex" Chapter 18
|Tuesday, March 05||Micheline Jenkins, Cynthia
Thornton, and Billy Taylor, "A Choice Controversy: Abortion".
Readings: "Abortion" sections throughout text
|Thursday, March 07||Prof. Alain Cohen, "Sex and the Movies". video: excerpt from "Natural Born Killers"|
|Tuesday, March 12||Prof. Lola Ross, "Cultural
Constructions of Human Sexuality".
Readings: text pp. 8-18
|Thursday, March 14||Nancy Fenton, "Loving and Being
Readings: "Loving and Being Loved" pp. 306-325