This course deals with issues related to human sexuality, emphasizing the psychological perspective. It includes information on physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes associated with sexuality. Information about human sexuality across the lifespan will be included. Understanding the human sexual response, the media’s impact on sexuality, information about the biological and psychological causes of sexual dysfunction and their treatments, and the preventing of sexually transmitted diseases and irresponsible sexual behaviour are covered.

Students will be challenged to think about prevailing sexual norms and how these norms originated. Examples of topics range from gender and transgender issues to fetishes and paraphilias. By taking this course, students will realize that each person has their own unique sexuality, and will develop a greater awareness of their own sexuality and the sexuality of others.