Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017
PSY 235 Gender and Sexuality
(Also WGS 235)
4 hours; 4 credits
A critical examination of the way in which human sexual functioning has been viewed by both women and men. Critical consideration of theories of sexuality in psychology, including psychoanalytic, evolutionary, social constructionist, and feminist theories of sexuality. Evaluation of recent research on AIDS/HIV, lesbian and gay issues, sexual violence against women, and sex education. Special attention to cultural factors that influence women’s and men’s understandings of their sexuality and of other sexually transmissible diseases. Present problems and practices as well as future possibilities will be discussed. (social science) (p&d) NOTE: This course satisfies the College Option.
Prequisite: ENG 111
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