COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Human Sexuality
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 415
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
5
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives Human sexuality may be closely related to human biology, but it is also interwoven in the cultural fabric of society. Thus the course covers the core topics in the field of human sexuality including sexual anatomy and physiology, sexual arousal and response, gender roles, attraction, love, intimate relationships, sexual communication, sexual orientation, conception, birth control, prenatal development, childbirth, sexual behavior across the life span, sexual dysfunction and sex therapy, sexually transmitted diseases, atypical variations in sexual behavior, sexual coercion, and commercial sex. Main goal of the course is to provide the students with a precise understanding about human sexuality to help their sexually responsible decision making and sexual health.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will learn male and female anatomical structures.
  • Will learn the effect of hormones on male and female reproductive processes.
  • Will able define the relationship between hormones and sexual desire.
  • Will learn safe sex practices.
  • Will able to define gender identity and gender role.
  • Will able to define sexual orientation.
  • Will able to define several sexual problems that occur in males and females.
  • Will able to explain difference between sexual variants and paraphilias.
  • Will able to explain the need for sexual education.
  • Will learn the causes of STIs and how STIs are spread.
  • Will learn pioneering sexuality reserach by Freud, Kinsey, Masters & Johnson.
  • Will learn different research methods in human sexuality studies and could able to compare them.
Course Content This course is aimed to introduce human sexuality in terms of anatomical structures, sexual development, sexual identity and orientation, sexually transmitted diseases, safe sex practices and sexual disorders and paraphilias.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the course/Why a course in human sexuality King, B. M. (2012). Human Sexuality Today (7th Edition). Pearson Education
2 Why a course in human sexuality/Female sexual anatomy and physiology King, B. M. (2012). Human Sexuality Today (7th Edition). Pearson Education
3 Male sexual anatomy and physiology King, B. M. (2012). Human Sexuality Today (7th Edition). Pearson Education
4 Hormones and human sexuality King, B. M. (2012). Human Sexuality Today (7th Edition). Pearson Education
5 Sexually transmitted diseases King, B. M. (2012). Human Sexuality Today (7th Edition). Pearson Education
6 Midterm I
7 Birth control King, B. M. (2012). Human Sexuality Today (7th Edition). Pearson Education
8 Sexual individuality and sexual values King, B. M. (2012). Human Sexuality Today (7th Edition). Pearson Education
9 Sexual orientation, identity and behavior Kelly “Sexuality Today”. Reproduction, reproductive technology and birthing.McGrawHill Higher Education: 2008.
10 Sexual dysfunctions and their treatment King, B. M. (2012). Human Sexuality Today (7th Edition). Pearson Education
11 Midterm II
12 Paraphilias and sexual variants King, B. M. (2012). Human Sexuality Today (7th Edition). Pearson Education
13 Sexually transmitted diseases and sexual decisions King, B. M. (2012). Human Sexuality Today (7th Edition). Pearson Education
14 Sexual consent, coercion, rape and abuse King, B. M. (2012). Human Sexuality Today (7th Edition). Pearson Education
15 Overview King, B. M. (2012). Human Sexuality Today (7th Edition). Pearson Education
16 Final
Course Textbooks Aforementioned book chapter and power point slides
References Additional reading articles

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
50
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
2
70
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
10
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
25
Final / Oral Exam
1
26
    Total
140

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods X
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information. X
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels. X
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge X
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data X
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes X
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations X
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills X
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches. X
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems X
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 

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