Sociology 160

Human Sexuality

 

DATE               TOPIC/ASSIGNMENT

                     I.  Introduction

Sept. 2                  A.  The Course
Sept. 4                  B.  Common Sense and Science
                                   Hyde & DeLamater:  Chapters 1, 2
                                  
Sept. 9, 11           C.  Research in Human Sexuality; Ethical Issues
                                   Hyde & DeLamater:  Chapter 3
                                   PowerWeb: Article 130

                    II.  Components of Sexual Expression

Sept. 14, 16           A.  Biological Aspects; Social Constructions of Biology
                                   Hyde & DeLamater:  Chapters 4, 5,
                                   PowerWeb:  Article 83
Sept. 18, 21           B.  Sexual Arousal and Sexual Response; Sex Appeal
                                   Hyde & DeLamater:  Chapter 8
                                   PowerWeb: Articles 79, 143
Sept. 23, 25           C.  Interaction and Communication; Building Relationships
                                   Hyde & DeLamater:  Chapter 11, pp. 292-301.
                                   PowerWeb: Article 132
Sept. 28, 30           D.  Societal Influences; Gender, Religion
                                   Hyde & DeLamater:  Chapters 12, 19
                                   PowerWeb: Articles 123, 133
Oct. 2                     E.  Societal Influences: Law
                                   Hyde & DeLamater:  Chapter 20
                                   PowerWeb: Article 125

Oct. 5                E X A M I N A T I O N  #1 (Will cover Sections I, II)
                             (Exam begins at 8:25 AM)

                  III.  Sexual Expression Through the Life Cycle

Oct. 7, 9               A.  Sexual Development in Childhood; Sex Education
                                   Hyde & DeLamater:  Chapter 9, pp. 226-232.
                                   PowerWeb: Articles 127, 144
Oct. 12, 14            B.  Sexual Development  in Adolescence
                                   Hyde & DeLamater:  Chapter 9, pp. 232-246.
                                   PowerWeb: Articles 134, 135, 145
Oct. 16, 19            C.  Constructions of Sexuality; Love Stories
                                   Hyde & DeLamater:  Chapter 11, pp. 272-292.
                                    PowerWeb: Articles 146, 147
Oct. 21                  D.  Male and Female Sexuality
                                    PowerWeb: Articles 136, 138                               
Oct. 23, 26            E.  Sexual Orientation
                                   Hyde & DeLamater:  Chapter 13
                                   PowerWeb: Articles
Oct. 28, 30            F. Sexual Development in Adulthood; Sexuality and Aging
                                   Hyde & DeLamater:  Chapter 10
                                   PowerWeb: Articles 96, 139
Nov. 2, 4, 6           G.  ExtraDyadic Sexuality; Commercial Sex
                                    Hyde & DeLamater, Chapter 16
                                   PowerWeb: Articles 140, 150

Nov. 9             E X A M I N A T I O N   #2 (Will cover only Sec. III)
                           (Exam begins at 8:25 AM)

                    IV.  Controlling Fertility

Nov. 11, 16           A.  Contraceptive Techniques; Effectiveness, Safety
                                    Hyde & DeLamater:  Chapter 7, pp. 154 -178.                                    
Nov. 13                 B.  Assisted Reproductive Technologies
                                    Hyde & DeLamater, Chapter 6, pp. 147 -151.  
Nov. 18                 C.  Contraceptive Use                             
Nov. 20, 23           D.  Abortion
                                   Hyde & DeLamater:  Chapter 7, pp. 178 -182,
                                            incl Focus on pp. 182-183..
                                   PowerWeb: Article 152, 153
Nov. 25                 E.  Pregnancy
                                    Hyde & DeLamater:  Chapter 6, pp. 117 -147
                                    PowerWeb: Article 84

Nov. 26 - 29      Thanksgiving  Recess

                    V.  Sexuality and Society

Nov. 30                 A.  Sex and Violence; Sexual Assault
                                       Hyde & DeLamater:  Chapter 15
                                       PowerWeb: Articles 110, 131
Dec. 2, 4               B.  Sexual Variations
                                       Hyde & DeLamater:  Chapter 14
                                       PowerWeb: Article 107
Dec. 7, 9              C.  Sexually Transmitted Diseases; HIV Infection and AIDS
                                       Hyde & DeLamater:  Chapter 18
                                       PowerWeb: Articles 118, 142
Dec. 11, 14          D.  Sexual Disorders; Sex Therapy
                                      Hyde & DeLamater:  Chapter 17
                                      PowerWeb: Article 116                                     

Friday, Dec. 18     FINAL EXAMINATION (Will cover entire course)
                2:45 to 4:45 PM